D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship in North Long Beach, CA, and Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute. Previously, he served as a church planter in Kansas City, MO, and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.
Rebecca McLaughlin is a young author who confronts 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Her first book, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, examines the most pressing challenges to Christianity in our age.
Vishal Mangalwadi is an Indian Christian philosopher who presents a case for his controversial claim that the Bible was the book that created the modern world in his books, The Book that Made Your World and This Book Changed Everything. Today, he travels as a public speaker.
Abdu Murray is a speaker and Senior Vice President with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim. After a nine-year investigation, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.
God, Life & Faith in the City
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City Center Conversations aims to ask and address great questions; questions about violence and peace; questions about education, family, and the future; questions about faith and God; questions about life in the city. By asking these questions, our goal is to show how faith can be the center of conversation in our city. Life is too short to leave big questions unanswered!
City Center Conversations is a Little Rock based conversations series hosted by Dr. Steven W. Smith. The strategy is to host nationally known speakers, who are living out their faith in the public square to Little Rock, to have open conversations about faith and tackle some of the biggest questions of the day.
Many of our speakers are accomplished writers. Our guests as well as our host have written books on topics including: key historical figures, miracles, American liberty, grace, atheism, evidence for Christ, physics, marriage, preaching, and more. We are all learning and growing in our knowledge and faith.