recommended apologetics resources

online

Stand to Reason – An apologetics ministry led by Greg Koukl and his team. The website has a large number of articles on a wide variety of issues, great podcasts and an online store with some wonderful books, DVDs, etc. The podcasts are great for people who aren’t into reading books. (http://www.str.org/)

Unbelievable? – A podcast by Premier Christian Radio and hosted by Justin Brierley; features moderated debate/discussion between many of the top experts (both Christian and non-Christian) on a wide variety of issues. Some of the subjects can be difficult to understand but you can pick and choose which podcasts you listen to. (http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable)

Reasonable Faith – A ministry led by Dr. William Lane Craig who is, arguably, the top Christian apologist in the world today. His website features two great podcasts (including his Sunday school class which teaches systematic theology from an apologetics perspective), many great articles (both scholarly and lay level), and more. If you want to watch some excellent debates just type his name into YouTube. Be aware though, that some of the stuff that Dr. Craig puts out is quite advanced and more suitable for those who want to get past the basics. (http://www.reasonablefaith.org/)

Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design
Young Earth – Answers in Genesis (https://answersingenesis.org/); Institute for Creation Research (http://www.icr.org/)

Old Earth – Reasons to Believe – (http://www.reasons.org/)

Theistic Evolution – Biologos (http://biologos.org/)

Intelligent Design – Discovery Institute (http://www.discovery.org/id/) or (https://evolutionnews.org)

Worldview Summit – This is Peter Kupisz’s apologetics Facebook page and it features a new post every few weeks or so with ensuing debate and discussion in the comments section. It’s ideal for those who like to use Facebook and want to continue learning on a regular basis. If you “like” the page and then regularly interact with the posts (i.e. click on, like, share), Fb will continue to show them in your newsfeed. Sharing the posts on your timeline helps spread the message and opens doors for dialogue with friends.

https://www.facebook.com/WorldviewSummit/

Be Thinking – Lots of articles on many different issues (i.e. not just apologetics); a good place to start studying apologetics. www.bethinking.org

Living Out – A website dealing with issues of homosexuality and related sexual issues. – www.livingout.org

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry – Lots of information on a variety of issues – http://carm.org/

A few more sites worth mentioning:

Jewish Apologetics: http://askdrbrown.org/

Muslim Apologetics: http://www.unchangingword.com/ http://www.answering-islam.org/

Jehovah’s Witnesses/Mormon Apologetics: http://www.ronrhodes.addr.com/

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: http://www.rzim.org/

One Minute Apologist: www.youtube.com/user/oneminuteapologist

Other good ministries:

www.probe.org ; http://www.aomin.org/ ; http://www.apologetics315.com/http://www.gotquestions.org/ , http://p2c.com/students/kirk-durstonhttp://p2c.com/students/blogs/michael-horner,

suggested books

Beginner

Some of these books are also available in audio form at places like audible.com.

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, by Gregory Koukl

This book is not so much about informing you of answers but rather a guide to navigating conversations so that you can disagree with others in a way that is respectful and civil. 

Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions, by Andy Steiger
A great book that deals with many of the most common issues that people raise. 

The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller

The title of this book is slightly misleading as it deals with a number of common objections to faith in Christ and not just the existence of God. (e.g. “There can’t be just one true religion.”)

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek

Who Made God? And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith, by Norman Geisler and Ravi Zacharias

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claim…, by J. Warner Wallace

  1. Warner Wallace is a cold-case detective who converted from atheism to Christianity. 

Is God Anti-Gay?, by Sam Allberry

God and the Transgender Debate: What does the Bible actually say about gender identity?by Andrew Walker

Beginner – Intermediate

There are many more books which could be listed here; these are just a small sampling.

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics, by William Lane Craig

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the ________, by Ron Rhodes

Note: This is a series of books that address religious groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses and 

Mormons. For example, the title of one book is Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Mormons

God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, by John Lennox

A response to the New Atheism and an excellent defence of design arguments for God’s existence.

The Case for ______, by Lee Strobel

Note: This is a series of books that address fundamental issues of the Christian faith such as the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection, the existence of God, etc. The original book title was The Case for Christ

Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World, by Josh, McDowell and  Sean McDowell

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