Recognizing the value and potential of Room For Doubt, three long-time associates who are well-known authors in the area of Christian apologetics and faith development are program participants and promoters. Mark Mittelberg was particularly involved in writing the messages for the six-week series; Garry Poole crafted the discussion guides for the series; and Lee Strobel served as a program consultant and contributed a couple of the messages in the six-week series.
Dr. Rich Knopp, Professor of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics at Lincoln Christian University, serves as the primary presenter for Room For Doubt seminars and workshops. Here are some comments about his presentations.
Connect Ministry Team Leader, Madison Park Christian Church, Quincy, IL.
“… Madison Park Christian Church hosted Dr. Richard Knopp for the Room for Doubt apologetics seminar…. The presentations were very engaging. Dr. Knopp’s heart for encouraging and building up the church is abundantly evident, and his expertise speaks for itself. Many who attended expressed that they were thankful to participate in such a high caliber seminar without having to travel far from home or pay a high-ticket price….
The ongoing impact of the seminar has been seen in the conversations that continue to develop. There were also a few people who came to the seminar as skeptics, rarely attending worship services. One of those ladies has been here every Sunday since, and has recently joined a small group. Her husband cites the seminar as a significant turning point for her. What a huge win!”
Jeff Mayfield, Former Minister of Discipleship, Taylorville Christian Church (IL)
Current Senior Minister, LeRoy Christian Church (IL).
“We were blessed to host Dr. Richard Knopp of Lincoln Christian University at the Taylorville Christian Church…. His passionate and exciting delivery and his ability to demonstrate how timely the material is and how critical it is for each one of us to ‘always be ready to give an account of the hope in us’ were exemplary!...
The multimedia that accompanies his presentations are chalked full of movie, TV, and music references that immediately connect with the audience and draw them into the teachings. The handouts make it easy to follow along and provide outstanding information for follow-up. Dr. Knopp caused a buzz and created an excitement around our church that few speakers or presenters could match. We even had to change our preaching plan because he created a hunger in our people for more ‘Christian Worldview’ teaching.”
Teaching Pastor, Northview Church, Carmel, IN (www.northviewchurch.us)
“Two years ago, I invited Dr. Knopp to teach a semester of our Northview University here at Northview Church. I still receive requests from our folks to access his teachings. They were very good! He taught for 90 minutes for 6 Thursday nights in a row to a crowd of about 700 of our people. His material was engaging and his delivery was outstanding. His multimedia presentation style was very well received by our church. In a day and age when our Biblical Worldview is misunderstood and misaligned, I would thoroughly encourage church leaders to invite Dr. Knopp to come challenge and encourage their people.”
Lead Pastor, Northview Church, Carmel, IN (www.northviewchurch.us)
“Dr. Rich Knopp came to Northview to present a large-scale presentation to our church family about worldviews. Dr. Knopp was a skilled presenter that captured the attention of our audience and helped educate them, in a relevant and concise way, about how to develop and live a Christian worldview….
The caliber of his content, as well as his presentation style and supporting material, helped our attendees attain the goal of the course—to understand what having a Christian worldview means. Dr. Knopp’s course is still something that our people refer to and remember…. I personally recommend Dr. Knopp and his courses as a great place for any Christians or churches looking to get a better understanding of what it means to have a Christian worldview.”
Adult Discipleship Minister, Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln, IL (www.lincolnchristianchurch.org)
“Dr. Rich Knopp is a key player in the world of apologetics. Dr. Knopp taught a five-week series on Christian apologetics for our Wednesday program. We experienced record-breaking crowds for our Wednesday study….
Dr. Knopp's presentation was of the highest quality. Both the handouts and visual media were outstanding. The information presented spoke to the most often objections to the Christian faith in an understandable and applicable manner. I encourage you to listen to this man's work. Bring friends, neighbors, even people hostile to faith to hear him. They will all come away changed.”
Member of Lincoln Christian Church (www.lincolnchristianchurch.org)
Curator, Lincoln Museum, Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL (www.lincolncollege.edu/museum)
“While I have participated in some good teachings through the years, never have I encountered anything close to the thought-provoking content that Dr. Richard Knopp offered in his Apologetics series at our church. At a moment in my life in which some faith doubt had begun to creep into my soul, Dr. Knopp’s apologetics series spoke needed truth to me…. I have read books on Apologetics by other known authors, but none truly brings to the table the combination of deep knowledge and methodical reasoning, unequaled passion for the topic, and genuine compassion for mankind that Dr. Knopp does. I am changed because of his Apologetics series. You will be too!”