John Byrne and Marvin Straus attempt to answer the question, "Does God Exist?" at Metro State Auraria Campus in Denver, CO.
John Byrne has been involved in youth ministry for more then 17 years. His ability to engage, challenge, and speak relevantly to his audience has led to speaking opportunities nationwide including camps, seminars, conferences, and training events. He has also been published in Group Magazine, Youthworker Journal, and contributed to Youth Ministry Lemonade: turning “sour” experiences into leadership success.
John knew he wanted to be a youth pastor at the early age of 13. While attending Oak Hills Bible College he met the woman of his dreams and convinced her to marry him. After a two year honeymoon in the great state of Colorado he returned to his home state of Minnesota to finish his Biblical Studies degree from Northwestern Bible College.
John’s passion is living The Cause (Great Commission) in his life and helping others do the same. He does this through his ministry in the local church as well as writing, speaking, and missional living in his own neighborhood and community.
John is currently the Pastor of Student Ministries at The Rock of Southwest. For the past three years John and his family have been living and ministering in Littleton, CO.
Visit John's website ymtheology.com
Marvin Straus cofounded the Boulder Atheists in 2001. He is the coproducer of The Journey Of Life From The Nonbeliever's Point Of View, an 18-minute video documentary about atheism. (2,000 copies distributed). The producer of The Last Presentation, a 40-minute educational video that has been distributed to 16,000 US high schools and 2,300 public libraries. He activily supports the organizations in the Colorado Coalition Of Reason. One of his great joys is making humor-filled presentations to high schools and colleges about atheism. He has appeared on many television interviews, talk-radio shows, and in newspaper articles about atheism