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Dan Wallace

Dan Wallace is an American professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, the purpose of which is digitizing all known Greek manuscripts of the New Testament via digital photographs.

D.A. Horton

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.

Vishal Mangalwadi

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

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.

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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!

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About Us

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.

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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.

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