Pasi Turunen

Pasi Turunen, theologian (M.Th), author, blogger, and apologist, has been working as a Christian radio broadcaster for 25 years. He studied theology at Helsinki University, where his master’s thesis dealt with Jewish views on resurrection in the intertestamental Jewish literature. Turunen is a well-known Bible teacher and is often invited to speak to various apologetic seminars in Finland. He has written number of books dealing with subjects such as cult evangelism, same-sex marriage, inerrancy of the Bible, and apologetics. He has experience with Christian television and currently hosts a weekly radio program that analyzes current events and changing culture in light of the Christian worldview and the Scriptures. Turunen has also appeared on secular national television and radio programs in Finland defending Christian faith and views on contemporary issues. He is the current president of the Patmos Foundation for World Missions, an evangelical missions and relief organization bringing humanitarian aid and the Gospel of Christ to 25 nations across the world. The Patmos Foundation has an extensive media ministry in Finland and was the first Finnish Christian organization to start broadcasting Christian programs on commercial radio stations in 1985. Pasi is married to Parvin, who was born in the Middle East and in 1984 was supernaturally led to Finland to find Jesus and be saved.

 

2018 Forum Sessions


Post-Luncheon Workshops

Afternoon Workshops

 

Post-Luncheon Workshops


Five Apologetic Questions That Every Christian Should Know How to Answer

Apologetics is a tool for evangelism. Its great potential lies in removing intellectual, historical, ethical, and emotional objections your non-Christian friend may have so that you can keep focus on Jesus and His saving message in the Gospels. For your non-Christian challenger, whose attention span often is only 140 characters long, you need answers that are brief, simple, and understandable, yet not simplistic. These answers need to be well informed and therefore credible. You will leave this workshop equipped with practical know-how and useful background knowledge to tackle five important topics.

 

Afternoon Workshops


How to Address the Problem of Evil and Suffering Without Sounding Too Philosophical

One of the toughest challenges to Christianity is the problem of evil and suffering. It is probably also the most common and emotionally charged objection a Christian can face in a real-life evangelistic situation. In this workshop we will discuss some ways to apply one’s apologetic knowledge in a way that it is philosophically and theologically sound, loving, and makes sense when presented to an unbeliever, rather than sounding too philosophical or theological and sidetracking the evangelistic discussion from Jesus and His saving message. We will analyze couple of brief and illuminating responses one can find from modern day apologists. Following the example of Jesus, who told stories and parables, this workshop will provide some tips to make use of that cultural common ground found in the modern-day parables with powerful stories provided by Hollywood movie industry.

 

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