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2024 Conference

The 2024 Issues, Etc.
“Making the Case” Conference

Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2024
at Concordia University Chicago



Riley Gaines
author of Swimming Against the Current: Fighting for
Common Sense in a World That’s Lost its Mind
Making the Case against Men Competing in Women’s Sports

Mark and Mollie Hemingway
of RealClearInvestigations and Fox News
2024 Elections

Aaron Renn
of The American Conservative
Making the Case for Christianity in a Negative World

Rev. Chris Rosebrough 
of Fighting for the Faith
Making the Case against the Fad-Driven Church

Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
author of Has American Christianity Failed?
Making the Case for Trusting in the Promises of God

Rev. Will Weedon
of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever
Hymn Sing: Songs for the Battle

The conference begins with a live broadcast of Issues, Etc. at 3:00 pm on Friday, and ends at 4:00 pm on Saturday, with the Divine Service at 6:00 pm.



Cancellations received on or before June 30 will be refunded 75%.
Cancellations received after June 30 will not be refunded.

Only cancellations via email or mail will be honored.
Send email to or mail to P.O. Box 83, Collinsville, IL 62234

VENDORS, Click here for our Vendors’ Form
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Conference Schedule

Friday, July 12
3:00-5:00 pm Live Broadcast of Issues, Etc.
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Riley Gaines, Making the Case against Men in Women’s Sports
7:15 pm Break
7:50 pm Chris Rosebrough, Making the Case against the Fad-Driven Church
8:35 pm Break
8:55 pm Q & A with Riley Gaines
9:15 pm Compline: Prayer at Close of Day
9:35 pm Singles’ Event (On Campus, in the Cougar Den, minimum age 21)

Saturday, July 13
9:00 am Matins
9:30 am Q & A with Mark and Mollie Hemingway
10:30 am Break
10:50 am Aaron Renn, Making the Case for a Christian Response in a Negative World
11:35 am Lunch
1:00 pm Hymn Sing with Pr. Will Weedon
2:00 pm Break
2:20 pm Q & A with Aaron Renn
2:40 pm Break
3:00 pm Bryan Wolfmueller, Making the Case for the Promises of God 
3:45 pm Break
4:05 pm Q & A with Chris Rosebrough and Bryan Wolfmueller
4:35 pm Dinner
6:00 pm  Divine Service


Lodging in a CUC dormitory room is available.

Register for dormitory housing HERE.
Please email with any questions.

Single $60
Double $85

Early Bird Special-Continental breakfast and lunch
on Friday, July 12 for $14.00/person
Hot breakfast, Saturday, July 13 for $8.95/person


Hampton Inn Chicago-O’Hare
3939 N. Mannheim Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
(847) 671-1700
Click HERE for reservation information.
Comfort Suites Chicago O’Hare Airport
4200 N. River Road
Schiller Park, IL, 60176
Click HERE for reservation information.


For general hotel information, click HERE.


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