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Jesus 4 Skeptics World Tour

David Marshall is scheduled to speak and respond to the "new atheists" in open forums on the following dates. More dates are under consideration. If you'd like David to share with your group (church, student fellowship, skeptical society, coven) how Jesus is "for skeptics," please contact us!

Calendar for 2008

  • January 12, Saturday
  • January 18, Friday
  • January 19, Saturday
    • Skyline Church, Mesa, CA, 4 to 4:45 p.m., "Jesus and the Lost Gospels"
  • January 20, Sunday
    • Skyline Church, Mesa, CA, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., "Jesus and the Lost Gospels"
    • Chinese Bible Church, San Diego, CA, 10:45 a.m.
  • January 26, Saturday
    • Monte Vista Presbyterian, Monte Vista, CA, 8:30 a.m. (open to all)
    January 27, Sunday
    • Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena, CA, 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
    • San Clementa Presbyterian, San Clemente, CA, 11 a.m.
    • First Presbyterian Church, San Diego, CA, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • January 28, Monday
  • January 30, Wednesday
  • February 6, Wednesday
  • February 9, Saturday
  • February 20, Wednesday
    • "Chinese Religions"
  • February 23, Saturday
  • March 2, Sunday
    • Christ Church of Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois. 10 a.m. Q & A, 11:30 a.m., "The Uniqueness of Christ"
    • Knox Presbyterian, Naperville, IL, 7 p.m., "Jesus for Skeptics"
    March 5, Wednesday
    • Zionsville Presbyterian Church, Naperville, IL, 7 p.m., "Response to the New Atheism"
  • March 23, Sunday
    • Adventure Church, Duvall, WA, 6-9 p.m, "Jesus for Skeptics"
  • March 30, Sunday
  • April 13
  • April 16, Wednesday
    • University of California - Long Beach
  • April 20, Sunday
  • May 13, Tuesday
  • May 22, Thursday
  • May 25, Sunday
  • June 21, Saturday
  • June 22, Sunday
  • June 22, Sunday
  • August 15
    • Adventure Church, Duvall, WA, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • August 17
    • Adventure Church, 9 and 11 a.m.
  • August 24
    • Emmaus Community Church, Salem, OR, morning
  • August 26
    • Emmaus Community Church, evening
  • October 4
    • Lake City Community Church, Seattle, WA, 9 a.m. to noon, "Perspectives: Unleashing the Gospel"
  • October 4
    • Seattle Formosan Church, Seattle, WA, evening, "How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture"
  • October 19
    • Westside Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA, 9:30 a.m., "Encountering Atheism in Our Culture and Society"

Calendar for 2007

Through the Wardrobe: The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis and Contemporary Faith

Sunday, April 18, 2006, 6 p.m.

Location: Bethany Community Church

Making Sense of the Da Vinci Code Phenomena

Sunday, April 23, 2006, 3-5 p.m.

Location: Westside Baptist Church, Yakima, Wash.

The Gospels Through the Eyes of 20th Century Thinkers

Sundays, January 19-February 26, 2006, 9:30 a.m.

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Sammamish, Wash.

Includes Jay Budzizsewski, G. K. Chesterton, Robert Coles, Rene Girard, C. S. Lewis, Vishal Mangalwadi, Scott Peck, John Polkinghorne, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Rodney Stark, J. R. R. Tolkien, Paul Vitz, N. T. Wright, Lin Yutang, and Yuan Zhiming.

Resurrection Seminar

Sunday, April 10, 2005, 4-6 p.m.

Location: West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA (Directions)

Speakers: Gary Habermas and David Marshall

Is there life after death? Can we believe reports that the most famous man came to life the third day after he was executed? Did Easter really happen?

Join scholars Gary Habermas and David Marshall on April 10 for an open discussion of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This event will be held April 10, at Westside Presbyterian Church, and will be free. Bring
doubts, questions, and friends!

Gary Habermas, the keynote speaker, is author of several books on life after death, the resurrection, and the Gospels. J. P. Moreland reviewed his most
recent, Resurrected, by calling Gary "the top Christian defender of the resurrection." Lee Strobel called his previous The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus "the most comprehensive defense of Jesus' resurrection anywhere."

David Marshall's most recent book is Why the Jesus Seminar can't find Jesus, and Grandma Marshall Could.

Details: To register, send e-mail to christthetao@msn.com or call (425) 222-3956.

Life After Death and the Resurrection of Jesus

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Speakers: Gary Habermas and David Marshall

Sponsors: Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity, Campus Crusade for Christ, and Reasons to Believe.

Gospel Truth Conference

Friday, October 15, 2004, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St., Bellevue, WA (Directions)

Keynote speaker: Craig Blomberg, also with David Marshall.

  • Is there a conspiracy to cover up the true origins of Christianity?
  • Did Jesus marry Mary Magdalene and retire to the South of France?
  • Can we trust the Gospels?
  • Why can't the Jesus Seminar find Jesus?

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Two thousand years after the fact, the world still argues about the remarkable career of Jesus of Nazareth. His picture adorns the cover of newsmagazines. The Da Vinci Code owns the New York Times bestseller list by claiming that Jesus did not die on the cross, but married and went to France. The Jesus Seminar describes Jesus as a "Jewish peasant cynic," "Hippy in an age of Augustine yuppies" or "person of the spirit" who never did miracles or rose from the dead. The gospels are cover-up, legend, or myth.

October 15 and 16, Craig Blomberg and David Marshall will make the case that, when it comes to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the "gospel truth."

Tentative Schedule

Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.

  • Greeting
  • The Da Vinci Code and the Search for Jesus (David Marshall, 40 minutes)
  • Introduction of keynote speaker
  • How I found the Gospel Truth (Craig Blomberg, 50 minutes)
  • Q & A

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Welcome
  • Can Anything Good come out of Gospel Studies? (Craig Blomberg, 40 minutes)
  • Why Can't the Jesus Seminar Find Jesus? (David Marshall, 45 minutes)
  • Refreshments and small group discussion
  • The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (Craig Blomberg, 60 minutes)
  • Q & A, book table


Craig Blomberg has been professor of the New Testament at Denver Seminar since 1986. A leading scholar and apologist, he is the author or co-author of 14 books and more than eighty articles. His books include The Historical Reliability of the Gospels; Interpreting the Parables; Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey; and Making Sense of the New Testament. Blomberg "Tackles the big issues with vim, vigor, and vitality," Ben Witherington III put it.

David Marshall is the founder of Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures. He is the author of an upcoming book, Why the Jesus Seminar Can't find Jesus, and Grandma Marshall Can? Aside from his books, he has written for Christianity Today, First Things, and Books and Culture. "Not only enlightening, but also a great deal of fun to read," remarked Frederica Matthewes-Green.


Cost: Only $10, or $5 for one day.

Sponsors: Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures, Koinos, First Free Methodist Church.

Inquiries: (425) 392-7381, christthetao@msn.com, or christthetao.com

Traveling and Speaking in Asia

David Marshall traveled and spoke in Asia during March. See his travel notes in the Easter Greetings letter. His schedule was as follows:

March 4-8, 2004 in Xian, China
March 11-13 in Chongqing, China
Speaking on Christianitiy and Chinese Culture.
March 14-16 in Hong Kong at Youth With a Mission
Speaking on Christianity and Asian Cultures, Islam.
March 17-20 in Singapore at Campus Crusade for Christ and ORTV
Speaking on Christianity and Chinese Culture

Christianity & Islam

Sunday, February 8, 2004, 3:30-9:20 p.m.

Feedback on this seminar

Location: First Free Methodist Church,
3200 Third Ave. West, Seattle (at Seattle Pacific University) See directions below.

Speakers: Dudley Woodberry, Miriam Adeney, Ismail Ahmad, Mark Lori Amini, and David Marshall.

  • Is there hope for the Islamic Middle East?
  • Does the Bible mention Mohammed?
  • What are the lessons of Islam for the 21st Century?
  • What does Christ say to the Muslim world?

An encounter with leading Christian and Muslim thinkers.

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Details: This event is cosponsored by Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures, Koinos, and First Free Methodist Church.

Preregistration is $28 by January 28; $35 at the door. (Dinner included.)

For registration information or other inquiries, call (425) 392-7381 or send email to christthetao@msn.com. Also see the church Web site at www.ffmc.org.

Dudley Woodberry, Professor of Islamic Studies, has uniquely pastored churches in both Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Woodberry is author of Christians and Muslims on the Emmaus Road.

Miriam Adeney is author of Daughters of Islam. Dr. Adeney teaches at Regent College and Seattle Pacific University.

Ismail Ahmad
is Educational Program Director for the Islamic Mosque in North Seattle. Dr. Ahmad, who was born in Iraq, has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Mark Lori Amini was born into a pious Muslim family in Iran. Mr. Lori-Amini came to faith in Jesus after an auto accident left him severely disabled.

David Marshall is director of Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures, and author of Jesus and the Religions of Man. He wrote the provocative article, "Can Jesus Save Islam?" for the November 2002 issue of Touchstone Magazine.

Directions: Coming from I-5, take the N. 50th St. exit (#169). Turn west onto N. 50th and proceed to Fremont Ave. N. Turn left onto Fremont and cross the Fremont Bridge. Turn right after the bridge onto Florentia St. Go one block and turn right onto Nickerson St. Continue to Third Ave. W. and turn left. Continue on Third to West Dravus St. and turn left. Turn left at the first driveway.

Hinduism, the New Age, and the Gospel of Jesus

Saturday, November 22, 2003, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue,
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA (directions)

Speakers: Vishal Mangalwadi, and others (www.vishalmangalwadi.com)

Details: Seminar attendance is free. A free-will offering will be taken. Relevant books will be available for sale.

The Future of Religion in Hi-Tech India

Sunday, November 23, 2003, 6 p.m.

Location: Highland Middle School, 15027 NE Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA (map)

Speaker: Vishal Mangalwadi

Details: Free.

Vishal MangalwadiVishal Mangalwadi is an international lecturer, social reformer, political columnist for “The International Indian,” and author of ten books. He was born (1949) and raised in India, studied philosophy at universities, in Hindu ashrams, and at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. In 1976 he turned down several job offers in the West to return to a village in central India where, with his wife Ruth, they founded a community to serve the rural poor. From social work he moved on to political activism and served at the headquarters of two national political parties organizing peasants and the lower castes.

His first book, The World of Gurus, was published in 1977 by India's then-largest publisher, Vikas Publishing House, and serialized in India’s then-largest weekly, SUNDAY. It was Mangalwadi’s 1992 book, In Search of Self, and 1997 book, India: The Grand Experiment, that began to bring his works to the attention of the American public.

In demand worldwide, Vishal is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has lectured to a variety of audiences in over 20 countries. He is known for his ability to simplify complex ideas and inspire despairing hearts with hope and zeal.

Vishal and Ruth are currently in the United States for the production of a seven-hour television documentary, The Book of the Millennium: How the Bible Changed Civilization.

Jihad, Jehovah and Jesus: Seminar on Theistic Faiths

Saturday, June 14th, 8:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

West Side Presbyterian, 3601 California SW, West Seattle

  • What do Muslims believe?
  • Was Mohammed really a prophet of God?
  • Did Western culture invent the idea of God?·Can Jesus save Islam?
  • What happens when a Muslim meets Jesus?

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Don Richardson is the well-known author of Peace Child and Eternity in Their Hearts, which changed how many Christians see the world. Secrets of the Koran, his new book, is a frank critique of Islam.

Mark Lori-Amini was born in Iran, into a pious Muslim family. His introduction to Jesus was as a Healer who might help him recover from a crippling auto accident.

David Marshall, author of Jesus and the Religions of Man and Can Jesus Save Islam?, is founder of the Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures. David is a West Seattle native.

From Previous Seminars

“Helpful, informative – overall very congenial spirit.”

“I really enjoyed all parts of the seminar. I now have at least a good basic understanding of the difference between Christianity and all other religions.”

“Speakers were well-qualified. It was an honest presentation of the world religions, as well as their relationship to Christianity. It was what was advertised and expected – the optimistic expectation.”

“Wonderful! Great! Do it again.”

Details: Seminar attendance is free. An offering will be taken for the new ministry of the Kuai Mu Institute. Relevant books will be available for sale. (Sorry, credit cards not accepted.)To ensure your place, please preregister by sending an e-mail message to David Marshall, christthetao@msn.com, or by calling (425) 392-7381.

Directions: Driving south on I-5 or Hwy. 99, take the West Seattle exit. Drive west and take the Admiral Way exit. Take Admiral Way to the top of the hill, continuing to California SW. Turn left (south) on California SW and drive about one mile. After West Seattle High School is West Side Presbyterian Church on your right.

Jesus in Chinese and Japanese Cultures

Saturday, June 14th, 7 to 9 p.m.

Calvin Lounge, University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Avenue N.E., Seattle (Driving directions)

  • What would Confucius have thought of Jesus?
  • Why would Asians follow a "Western" Messiah?
  • Did the ancient Chinese and Japanese know about the Christian God?

Renowned author Don Richardson and his wife Carol risked their lives as missionaries among a tribe of Stone Age cannibals in New Guinea, the Sawi. Peace Child is his best-selling account of how the Sawi culture provided a bridge to the Gospel of peace. A later book, Eternity in Their Hearts, changed how hundreds of thousands of people see history, revealing God at the center of the redemptive story of the human race.

David Marshall has lived for 13 years in China and Japan, most recently as professor at Siebold University of Nagasaki. He is author of many books and articles about Christianity and Asia, including True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture. He is also the founder of the Kuai Mu Institute for Christianity and World Cultures.

Details: Attendance is free. Please bring your friends! Books by the speakers will be available.

  Text and photo copyright © 2000, 2009 by David Marshall.