Conferences / Special Events

Upcoming SLG Academy Programs

Salt & Light Global’s Academy equips the body of Christ to take the heart of Jesus to the culture and speak of Him in the public square.  Here is some exciting information about our upcoming programs:

Counter Culture for Christians

In this four week course we study how to wisely and strategically respond to issues in the culture. Prof. William Wagner equips you to engage using David Platt’s book, Counter Culture.  Together we study how the Gospel informs us on issues relating to:

  • Poverty
  • Abortion
  • Orphans and Widows
  • Sex Slavery
  • Marriage
  • Sexual Morality
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious Liberty
  • Reaching the Unreached

Date & Time: July 26; August 2, 9, and 16 @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Place: Live at Victory Church w/ safety protocols, and Online ZOOM

419 S Macomb St, Manchester MI 48158

Free

 

Summer Apologetics – The Reason for God

Keldon Scott leads this six week summer apologetics course using Tim Keller’s video series, The Reason for God. Together we learn how to answer tough questions like: 

  1. Isn’t the Bible a Myth?
  2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God?
  3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life?
  4. Why Does God Allow Suffering?
  5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice?
  6. How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time?

You do not have to have been at the prior gatherings to participate.

Date & Time: Every Monday for Six Weeks, Starting 7/6/20 at 5:15 p.m.

Place: Live at Grand Traverse Pie Company, 1403 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI and Online – ZOOM

Free

 

Because Jesus Lived…

Come to this spectacular one day event and learn how Christian people historically impacted the culture in powerful ways … and how you can answer God’s call to positively do so today!

  • Part I – The Impact of Christianity on the Culture throughout History 
  • Lunch with Prof. Wagner in Downtown Marshal
  • Part II – Will You Recognize God’s Call — and How Will You Answer

Date & Time: Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Place: Withee Farm, 21560 H Dr. N, Marshall, Michigan 49068 

Free

 

One Nation, under God 

Join us at this national conference where we seek to answer a big question:

How can we restore America?

  • Believe in a Loving God (Learn how God is in control and has a plan for your life)
  • Be anxious for nothing; Stand for Truth (Learn why we whisper … and how to speak out against lies and bad ideas without fear)  
  • Demand Good Governance under the Rule of Law (Learn why proper governing requires respect for liberty, and how government, when properly functioning, protects, rather than infringes it)
  • Love One Another (Learn why every person deserves respect and how to persuade with compassion and understanding)

Special Guest Speakers to be announced soon

Date & Time: September 12, 2020

Place: Oakhill Church, 1930 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Free

 

Passing the Flame of Liberty

In this six week series on the Michigan Constitution, Prof. William Wagner covers the following topics:

  • Structure & Power: The Michigan Constitution, We the People!
  • Good Governance: Michigan Locked Down
  • Relevance of Judicial Selection and Elections
  • Leadership under the Constitution: Truth Matters
  • Constitutional Competency: Teaching the Next Generation
  • Persuasion Points: Engage Citizens to Talk about Constitutional Governance

Date & Time: June 17, 2020, July 1, 2020, July 15, 2020, July 29, 2020, August 12, 2020, August 26, 2022

Place: Closed Special Event

(Please Contact SLG if you would like us to present this or a similar series to your church or organization).

Free

 

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Professor Wagner’s service includes participating in the development and coordination of international/national symposia and conferences:

Leaving a Legacy

Symposia & Conferences Chaired, Sponsored, Organized, & Moderated

  • Ten Week Worldview Seminar, Defending TRUTH in a culture of RELATIVISM,  featuring Dr. Darrell Furgason, PhD with Prof. William Wagner and others (April and May 2020)

  • SLG Academy w/ New Hope and UWM: Pastor Training – Conference equipped pastors in Central America to teach and proclaim the Word of God, as well as to defend it. (Costa Rica) (January 22-24, 2020)

 

  • SLG Academy: Questions Christians Ask – Chaired conference that equipped Christian people with an understanding of political Islam. (Dearborn Heights) (October 26, 2019)

 

  • SLG Academy: Worldviews Collide – Chaired conference that provided training on issues concerning: 1) Biblical authority; 2) Christian worldview; and 3) Strategic responses for engaging the culture. (October 5, 2019)

 

  • SLG Academy: Celebrating Life – Chaired conference focusing on the theological, scientific, medical, and constitutional basis for protecting human life at all stages. (Grand Rapids) (September 14, 2019)

 

  • SLG Academy: Persuasion Points – Chaired conference that equipped Christian citizens to persuasively handle cultural challenges to the free exercise of religious conscience. (Caledonia) (August 17, 2019)

 

  • Sheridan College: Religious Freedom at the Crossroads (Perth, Australia) Keynote Speaker at a historic conference of lawyers, policymakers, and scholars. Perth Declaration emerged from this special meeting. (June 2019)

 

  • SLG Academy: The Church and the Culture – Chaired conference that equipped churches and ministries to handle impending threats to the free exercise of religious conscience. (June 2019)

 

  • SLG Academy: Apologetic Inklings 2019 – Salt & Light Global sponsoring a one year academy focusing on Christian apologetics led by Keldon Scott. (present)

 

  • Victory Alliance – Taking the Heart of Jesus to South America (Colombia) (April 2019)

 

  • SLG Academy: Answering God’s Call to Engage the Culture – Persuasion Points – a primer for Christian citizens. Chaired conference that provided training on issues concerning: 1) Biblical authority; 2) Christian worldview; 3) Government establishment of religion; 4) God’s standard for life and family; 5) Unalienable right of free expression and religion; and 6) Strategic responses for engaging the culture. (October 2018)

 

  • SLG Academy: Celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life – Chaired conference focusing on the theological, scientific, medical, and constitutional basis for protecting human life at all stages. Conference included the following powerful testimonies: 1) I was Conceived in Rape – I am Child of God; 2) Finding the redemptive love of Jesus after an Abortion; and  3) The Blessings of Raising a Child my Doctor told me to Abort. (September 2018)

 

  • SLG Academy: Apologetic Inklings 2018 – Salt & Light Global sponsored a one year academy focusing on Christian apologetics led by Keldon Scott. (Jan – Dec 2018)

 

  • SLG Academy: Introduction into Christian Apologetics – how to defend your faith and explain the flaws of competing philosophies – Trained young professionals and ministry leaders, equipping the next generation of Peruvian Christians how to carry the torch. (March 2018)

 

  • SLG Academy: Restoring Legal Protection for Unborn Children – Trained Students 4 Life pro-life leaders at numerous universities on how abortion became legal in the United States and how the judicially-made law can be reversed. (Nov. 2017)

 

  • Lake Erie Pastoral Conference – hosted by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Prof. Wagner led a two-day academy for pastors on God and Government (Oct. 2017)

 

  • SLG Academy: Apologetic Inklings 2017 – Salt & Light Global sponsored a 40- week academy focusing on Christian apologetics led by Keldon Scott. (Jan – Aug 2017)

 

  • The Body of Christ and the Public Square 2017 – In conjunction with Our Savior Lutheran, held a two-day academy with national speakers focusing on cultural issues of significant public concern. (Oct 7 & 14, 2017)

 

  • SLG Academy: Constitution Celebration 2017 – Professor Wagner led a one day academy featuring distinguished speakers from Congress, the Michigan Supreme Court along with pastors and experienced litigators. (Sept 16, 2017)

 

  • SLG Academy (Manchester): God, Man, and Government – Professor Wagner led a two-month academy with pastoral assistance focusing on a Christian worldview for understanding the culture and good governance principles. (June – July 2017)

 

  • SLG Academy: Worldviews Collide: Political Islam – A two-day academy with William Federer and Prof. William Wagner, Lansing and Muskegon, MI (May 16-17, 2017)

 

  • SLG Academy: Worldviews Collide: God, Parents, Teachers, and the Constitution – prepared as part of the Spring Energizer for Michigan Educators Christian Fellowship. (April 2017)

 

  • SLG Academy: 2016 Day at the Dome Program (Oct. 4, 2016) One day academy with legislators on issues concerning good governance and the rule of law.

 

  • SLG Academy: Conversational Apologetics with RZIM’s Andy Bannister (April 2016)

 

  • SLG Academy: Worldviews Collide: God, Marriage, and the Supreme Court – A series of conferences and seminars throughout the State of Michigan on good governance and the sanctity of marriage produced by Salt & Light Global. These events occurred in a wide variety of venues including the State Legislature, State Supreme Court, Churches, Citizen groups, etc,) (2015-16)

 

  • Worldviews Collide: Guns in America, held at the Western Michigan University CLS (October 24, 2013)

 

  • 2013 Constitution Day Symposium: Why the Declaration of Independence is Still Relevant (September 13, 2013)

 

  • 2011 Constitution Day Symposium: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – the Character and Worldview of Our Nation’s Founders (September 16, 2011)

 

  • To Bear or Not to Bear: Guns in Educational Institutions (Feb. 4, 2011)

 

  • Christian Concern/ Christian Legal Centre Anniversary Celebration, Inner Temple U.K. (2009)

 

  • H.E.S.S. Heart of Home Schooling National Conference (2008)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Worldviews Collide Series: The Fundamental Right of Parents to Control the Upbringing of their Children, (Chaired Law School Conference) (2007)

 

  • H.E.S.S. Heart of Home Schooling National Conference (2007)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Worldviews Collide Series: Law and the Value of Life, (Chaired Law School Conference) (2006)

 

  • H.E.S.S. Heart of Home Schooling National Conference (2006)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Worldviews Collide Series: The Ten Commandments and the Constitution(Chaired Law School Conference) (2005)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Judicial Interpretation and the Constitution (Chaired Law School Conference) (2005)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Integrity, Ethics, and Leadership (Chaired Law School Conference) (2005)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Confessions of an Enron Executive (Chaired Law School Conference) (2005)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Capital Punishment and the Constitution (Chaired Law School Conference) (2004)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Justice in the Spotlight: Ethics, Media, and the Trial Process(Chaired Law School Conference) (2004)

 

  • Investigating and Prosecuting Government Corruption (Chaired international symposium sponsored by USAID/ DPK rule of law program in the Middle East): (2004 – West Bank; Gaza; Jerusalem, Israel)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Activism or Pragmatism? The Authoritative Use of International Law in the American Courts (Chaired Law School Conference) (2004)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: Order v Liberty: Ethical Issues Facing Prosecutors and Public Defenders in an Uncertain World (Chaired Law School Conference) (2003)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: The Exclusionary Rule and Judicial Integrity (Chaired Law School Conference) (2003)

 

  • SLG Academy Presents: A Discussion on Judicial Review and Integrity (Chaired Law School Conference) (2003)

 

  • Ethics, Responsibility, and Advanced Techniques in the Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption Cases (Chaired international symposium sponsored by United States Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State) (2002 -Nigeria, West Africa)

 

  • Ethics and Good Governance in Brazil (International symposium sponsored by the University of Florida for Brazilian Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys) (2002)

 

  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics; Democracy under the Rule of Law in Nigeria (Chaired international symposium sponsored by United States Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State) (2002 -Nigeria, West Africa)

 

  • Fighting Public Corruption in Hungary – Ethics and Public Policy   (Chaired international symposium sponsored by United States Department of Justice (2000 – Budapest Hungary) 

 

  • International Judicial Training Conference for Liberian Judges (Chaired conference sponsored by the United States Department of Justice and the Liberian Supreme Court) (2000 – Republic of Liberia)

 

  • Litigation Training Conference for Liberian Lawyers (Chaired conference sponsored by the United States Department of Justice and the Liberian Supreme Court) (2000 – Republic of Liberia)

 

  • Democracy and Good Governance Symposium for the Liberian House of Representatives (Chaired symposium sponsored by the United States Department of Justice) (1999 Republic of Liberia)

 

  • Democracy and Good Governance Symposium for the Liberian Senate (Chaired symposium Sponsored by the United States Department of Justice)(1999 Republic of Liberia)

 

  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Symposium for the Bench and Bar of Liberia (Chaired symposium sponsored by the United States Department of Justice and the Liberian Supreme Court) (1999 – Republic of Liberia)

 

  • National Conference of United States Attorney Offices on the Prosecution of Child Exploitation and Abuse (Sponsored by the United States Department of Justice) (1992)