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APOLOGETICS is all about defending the truth of the Christian faith - NOT apologising for it! The following websites contain a wealth of apologetics material.

 

 

 

 THEOPEDIA has a very useful list of noted Christian apologists. It also has a developing section on apologetics.

 

 

 

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THE ONE MINUTE APOLOGIST has its own YouTube channel with hundreds of videos on various apologetic topics!

 

 

FREE E-BOOKS

TRUTHBOMB APOLOGETICS has a very, very extensive free library of e-books. A fantastic resource!

 

 

WELL RESPECTED CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS:

 RAVI ZACHARIAS

Ravi (born in India) is one of the most well known defenders of the Christian faith in the world. His website is well worth the visit, including online questions & answers. We rate him highly. (Theopedia) (Also, his resources can be purchased here).

 

 

 WILLIAM LANE CRAIG

William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He is a highly intelligent & faithful apologist. (Theopedia). A comprehensive list of Dr. Craig's YouTube videos are here.

 

 

 GARY HABERMAS

Dr. Gary Habermas is a Distinguished Professor at Liberty University. He is a highly gifted apologist - especially in the area of the resurrection of Jesus & the integrity of the Bible. (Theopedia)

 

 

 PAUL COPAN

Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, FL) (Theopedia)

 

 

MICHAEL GREEN

British Theologian and apologist who has written over 50 books including the wonderful book: You Must Be Joking: Popular Excuses for Avoiding Jesus Christ, Hodder & Stoughton.

 

 

 CS LEWIS (under construction)

Lewis was, and is, a master of apologetics and has an enormous respect around the world for his defence of the faith.

Ken Boa discusses CS Lewis' famous book: Mere Christianity. This is a series of 36 mp3 download talks on this book. This classic can be downloaded free HERE in pdf format.

See also: The C.S. Lewis Institute "was founded in 1976 and endeavors, in the legacy of C.S. Lewis, to develop disciples who will articulate, defend and live their faith in Christ in personal and public life".

 

 

 FRANCIS SCHAEFFER

The late Francis Schaeffer greatly impacted, not apologetics, but evangelicalism profoundly.  Deeply respected, Schaeffer was a great thinker and expertly interpreted the world around us via a Biblical worldview. In fact, his insight was in many ways 'prophetic' via an intelligent Christian mind.

See:

The Dr. Schaeffer Collection (L'Abri)

Lectures on Francis Schaeffer MP3 Audio by Kim Riddlebarger.

Sermon Index.

Discipleship Library.

Monergism.

An Encounter with Francis Schaeffer.

Francis Schaeffer Studies .Org.

Book Review 'The God Who is There' by Francis Schaeffer By Cris Putnam (Logos Apologia).

WATCH Dr. Francis Schaeffer's video series: How Should We Then Live.

Know Your Evangelicals: Francis Schaeffer (Joe Carter: Gospel Coalition).

 

 

 LEE STROBEL

Many of you are probably familiar with Lee Strobel. A former atheist and journalist, he became a Christian (in part) through the influence of his wife - her testimony and changed life. He is best known for his books eg A Case For Faith. His website is called INVESTIGATING FAITH.

 

 

 ALVIN PLANTINGA

Alvin Plantinga is a highly respected apologist who has influenced many Christian apologists around the globe. In fact, his influence has been immense.  His book, 'Warranted Christian Belief', is available HERE as a free pdf download.

 Know Your Evangelicals: Alvin Plantinga (Gospel Coalition)

 

 

 

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POSTER: Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies

 

 

 

 

ORGANISATIONS and WEBSITES

ACADEMY OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS is a collection of articles, lectures, video, audio etc.

ALPHA and OMEGA MINISTRIES is very sound, committed and cutting edge led ably by James White.

ALWAYS BE READY has a list of topics, too many to mention!

ALWAYS HAVE A REASON is the apologetic website of J.W.Wartick

APOLOGETICS 315 is huge, really huge! Includes audio, debates, podcasts, book reviews, etc.

THE APOLOGETICS RESOURCE CENTER (ARC) is a non-profit ministry concerning the truth claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

BE THINKING (UK) What is Apologetics? This is very extensive and highly recommended.

CENTRE FOR PUBLIC CHRISTIANITY is an Australian website featuring John Dickson & Greg Clarke, among others. They have a strong media based resource section that is highly recommended.

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS & RESEARCH MINISTRY is a very popular website.

CARM is a very well structured website. Easy to navigate.

CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE has been involved in researching for nearly 50 years.

COLD CASE CHRISTIANITY is simply fabulous! J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. He used to be a conscientious and vocal atheist as well! We also recommend his YOUTUBE CHANNEL called 'Please Convince Me'.

CONTEND FOR THE FAITH: An Apologetics and Theology Resource Page. This has an astounding array of links on many different topics.

EVANGELICAL PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY has been around since 1974.

EVIDENCE UNSEEN is an excellent website by James Rochford.

FAITH INTERFACE is a discussion between science, philosophy and Christianity. It also has a long list of good apologetics sites. It's a very impressive Australian website.

FIXED POINT FOUNDATION is committed to publicly defending Christianity through education, events, and the development of innovative resources that empower Christians and challenge skeptics.

JOSH McDOWELL MINISTRY. "The purpose of Josh McDowell Ministry is serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus."

LEADERSHIP U has a staggering wealth of apologetic articles.

OXFORD CENTRE FOR CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS is strongly endorsed by Ravi Zacharias and Alistair McGrath

THE POACHED EGG NETWORK is where Christian apologetics, history, philosophy, science, theology, and pop culture collide.

PROBE MINISTRIES. Various articles on apologetics called "Reasons to Believe" - very useful!

RATIONAL CHRISTIANITY is dedicated to answers to general questions, resolved Bible contradictions and articles for skeptics.

REAL APOLOGETICS is really a blog. Its strength is its 'academia'. Solid articles and messages.

STAND TO REASON - page of apologetic website links.

STAND TO REASON - page of magazine & journal links.

TACTICAL FAITH - "Equipping the church for apologetics and theological training."

THINK CHRISTIANLY is expertly run by Jonathan Morrow (M.Div. and an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics).

 

 

PRESUPPOSITIONAL APOLOGETICS

Is Presuppositional Apologetics Incoherent? (FAITH INTERFACE)
 

 

 

 ONLINE COURSES

BIBLICAL TRAINING.ORG has an online course on Apologetics.

BIOLA UNIVERSITY (USA) has a very worthwhile certificate course (Distance Learning Certificate Program in Christian Apologetics) you can do from home - also, it's not too expensive.

FREE CLASSES IN APOLOGETICS (USA). This is a series of MP3 lectures on apologetics (Unseen Evidence)

WESTMINSTER APOLOGETICS COURSE available free on iTunes. Lectures are by Bahnsen, Oliphant, Edgar, Schaeffer and Lillback.

 

 

 

 

 

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