UNDERSTANDING ISLAM – Dr. Brian Bradford is a renowned scholar of comparative religions, concentrating on the timely topic of Islam and the Middle East. A native of Jackson, Michigan, Dr. Bradford completed his doctoral studies in history at Western Michigan University. He has extensive teaching experience in ancient and medieval history and has lectured on comparative religion, the early history of Monasticism, and Christian references in Islamic tradition.
MYSTERY OF THE SHROUD: WHO IS THE MAN IN THE CLOTH? – Tony Cherniawski and Phillip Campbell will investigate the Shroud of Turin, including the image itself and its formation, the history of the Shroud, scientific studies of the Shroud, and its devotional value. Tony Cherniawski has studied the Shroud for 25 years and has traveled extensively to determine its origin and authenticity.