No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands

Posted: April 27, 2024

͏   No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands By Paul Copan APR 21     READ IN APP   Introductory Remarks In… Read More

Blessed are those with “blind faith”?

Posted: April 23, 2024

 I’ve warned before about the habit of reducing biblical accounts to mere spiritual metaphors—a popular sermon practice nowadays, unfortunately. David slaying Goliath is not a lesson about facing the… Read More

C. S. Lewis and the Uses of Apologetics

Posted: April 15, 2024

By Donald T. Williams APR 15 READ IN APP Why do we need apologetics? We live in a world filled with people who think like Trumpkin: “I have no use… Read More

Speaking with Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Mike Licona)

Posted: March 13, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a football playoff game when my doorbell rang. To my surprise, three Mormons had come to my home. To their surprise, I… Read More

Philip and the Nubian Official: Dimensions of Text and Narrative

Posted: February 8, 2024

Abstract The encounter between Philip the deacon/evangelist and the Nubian official in Acts 8 has garnered much scholarly attention in recent decades. Numerous articles and monographs have explored issues of… Read More


Posted: February 7, 2024

Our next live AIM course is AIM Evidences and Evangelism, which runs 17 February – 29 June 2024. Many people question God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. Asking questions… Read More

Advice to Aspiring Apologists, by Michael Licona

Posted: February 3, 2024

Advice to Aspiring Apologists By Michael Licona Feb 2, 2024   My interest in apologetics arose from my own doubts about the Christian faith. These doubts led me to seek… Read More

“Stamp Thine Image”: Incarnation and Deification

Posted: December 26, 2023

  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌… Read More

I’d Like to Have an Argument, Please by Greg Koukl

Posted: July 4, 2023

I want to teach you how to assess a basic argument. How can you know if a line of thinking is a good one or not? There’s no magic to… Read More

The Rise of Imaginative Apologetics

Posted: May 8, 2023

The Rise of Imaginative Apologetics By Christopher Reese MAY 8  SHARE In the past 10 years a new approach to apologetics has emerged that is variously called imaginative, cultural, or… Read More

The Gospel Coalition: Weaker Assertion → Stronger Argument

Posted: March 24, 2023

MARCH 8, 2023  |  DOLORES G. MORRIS Not long ago, a viral tweet made its way into my feed. Once again, a Christian was using bombastic language to insist objective morality is… Read More

A History of the Quests for the Historical Jesus (2 Vols.)

Posted: February 7, 2023

Jesus’ life and teaching is important to every question we ask about what we believe and why we believe it. And yet there has never been common agreement about his… Read More

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection

Posted: January 25, 2023

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection By Andrew T. Loke SAVE ▷  LISTEN It has often been objected by sceptics that the arguments for the existence of God are god-of-the-gaps arguments and that their… Read More

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem?

Posted: December 30, 2022

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem? By Kenneth Samples Dec 30 SAVE ▷  LISTEN If the biblical God wants everyone to believe in him and potentially come into a saving… Read More

How Apologetics Serves Evangelism

Posted: December 16, 2022

How Apologetics Serves Evangelism By Douglas Groothuis and Andrew I. Shepardson Dec 16 We believe that as we share the good news with others, we are being faithful to the… Read More

Apologetics and Church Abuse

Posted: November 27, 2022

By Andrew I. Shepardson NOV 25 SAVE      ▷  LISTEN The emergence of the #ChurchToo conversations in 2018 and the release of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast in 2021 have rightly… Read More

Why We Can Believe

Posted: November 19, 2022

Enjoy this video from a class given to the campus ministry in Denver, Colorado on November 15, 2022. (Because of livestreaming timing, the Q&A section does get cut off.) Also… Read More

God’s Transcendence and Immanence

Posted: November 14, 2022

God’s Transcendence and Immanence By Christopher Watkin NOV 14 Western thought has long wrestled with the distinction between the transcendent and the immanent. Something is transcendent (from the Latin transcendere, meaning… Read More

Apologetics315 – Daily apologetic resources

Posted: September 26, 2022

The mission of Apologetics 315 is to provide educational resources for the defense of the Christian faith, with the goal of strengthening the faith of believers and engaging the questions… Read More

The Reliability of the Gospels

Posted: September 12, 2022

The Reliability of the Gospels: FAQs By Craig Blomberg Sep 12 Years ago, a well-known company that helped individuals compute and file their taxes ran a series of television ads… Read More

August Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1

Posted: September 10, 2022

August Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1 Gnosticism | Spiritual Transformation of the Body Sep 3 Greetings from The Worldview Bulletin team! In this August issue, Paul Copan explains and critiques… Read More

Jesus Is God. Here’s How You Can Defend His Deity (Part Two).

Posted: August 31, 2022

How Can I Respond to “Jesus Can’t Be God”? In this nine-minute video, Alan Shlemon responds to the Muslim claim that Jesus cannot be God by reminding us what the Quran… Read More

83 Real Bible People

Posted: August 16, 2022

  August 16, 2022 BAS LIBRARY EXPLORER 83 Real Bible People More than faith is required to confirm that people mentioned in the Bible were, indeed, real people Did Jesus… Read More

Debate: The Resurrection of Jesus-Mike Licona/Bart Ehrman

Posted: April 1, 2022

In March, I [Mike] was interviewed 8 times on various topics for YouTube. I also lectured on the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection online for a group in India that connected… Read More

The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 2

Posted: March 30, 2022

The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 2 By Paul M. Gould and David Baggett | Bulletin Roundtable Mar 29 In this month’s Roundtable discussion, our team is answering the question… Read More

The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 1

Posted: March 23, 2022

The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 1 By Paul Copan and Melissa Cain Travis | Bulletin Roundtable 18 hr ago 3 For this month’s Roundtable discussion,… Read More

Essential Tools to Learn in Seminary

Posted: March 14, 2022

March 10, 2022           by Bobby Jamieson Dig a Well If in your seminary menu there is a range of options you can choose from in terms… Read More

AIM UK & Ireland – March 19th 2022

Posted: March 7, 2022

AIM UK & Ireland Approaches It is only two weeks until the first UK and Ireland AIM session. We have been putting in a lot of hard work to make… Read More

Do You Struggle to Believe God is Loving? Part 3

Posted: February 22, 2022

The Short of It: God IS Loving, and He Did NOT Create Evil In this two-minute video, Alan Shlemon reveals a mistaken premise that makes all the difference in how… Read More

Learning from the (non-biblical) Dead Sea Scrolls

Posted: February 16, 2022

. I. Meeting the Kandos How much do you know about the Dead Sea Scrolls? If you’re like most people, you have heard of these ancient artifacts. Most people leave it… Read More

Great Apologetics & Philosophy website

Posted: December 12, 2021

Paul Copan Paul Copan is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds the endowed Pledger Family… Read More

A Review of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

Posted: December 5, 2021

By Krista Wenzel On Monday evening I went to see the much anticipated documentary film, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by filmmaker Tim Mahoney and Thinking Man Films. Filmaker Tim Mahoney in Luxor,… Read More

Debate: Risen Jesus with Mike Licona

Posted: November 2, 2021

 On October 4, I debated atheist New Testament scholar Dennis MacDonald. For two decades, MacDonald has been contending that the Gospels are almost entirely literary fictions, created to imitate and… Read More

The toughest critic you’ll ever face

Posted: September 23, 2021

A few years back J. Warner Wallace and I spoke with a dozen pastors who were skeptical about the importance of apologetics. I followed Jim—which is not an easy task—and… Read More

The Genealogies in Genesis: Part I

Posted: August 3, 2021

By J. Richard Middleton On July 28, 2021 This is the first in a four-part series as biblical scholar J. Richard Middleton answers the often-asked question, How should we interpret biblical genealogies? In this… Read More

Risen Jesus – A Ministry of Mike Licona

Posted: June 23, 2021

Providing authentic answers to questions about the resurrection of Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels www.risenjesus.com NABEEL QURESHI Author, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Mike Licona was instrumental in… Read More

Francis Collins—A Testimony

Posted: May 30, 2021

Insights on Faith & Science Biologos has produced a series of short animated videos, designed to ask the big questions. Like the one asked of Francis Collins early in his career as a… Read More

Define What You Mean by “Hate” and “Hater” – Greg Koukl

Posted: May 23, 2021

Greg Koukl and Tim Barnett talk about some negative reactions they’ve received (and seen others receive) to their Christian convictions and give some thoughts on how to respond. Watch Greg… Read More

The Historical Evidence for the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus – Evidence for Easter (Part 3) – Renew

Posted: March 31, 2021

Bobby Harrington | Bio *Editor’s Note: “The Historical Evidence for the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus” was originally released in 2019 and we’re bringing it back to everyone’s attention at an… Read More

Did Jesus Pray to Himself?

Posted: February 11, 2021

February 2021 If Jesus is God, and Jesus is praying to God, then Jesus must be praying . . . to himself. Well, if that’s what you think, this video… Read More

Des Faits a La Foi (French version of From Facts to Faith—teen evidences curriculum)

Posted: January 13, 2021

Une série sur l’apologétique des adolescents ©2018, Douglas Jacoby et Page Pennell. Traduction par Anne Du Sault et Franck Gnonteme. Existe-t-il un Dieu créateur et durable ou est-ce que la… Read More

Explore biology from a Christian worldview

Posted: October 29, 2020

BioLogos After years of listening, dreaming, planning, creating, and refining, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new science/faith curriculum from BioLogos! INTEGRATE is a flexible teacher’s resource for… Read More

Master Class: Can We Trust the Gospels?

Posted: September 20, 2020

News from Tyndale House  Tyndale House is an international evangelical research community focused on Bible languages, Bible manuscripts and the ancient world. We support scholars and resource the Church to understand and trust the Bible more. Master… Read More

De Hechos a la Fe (From Facts to Faith)

Posted: August 27, 2020

This teen evidences curriculum was produced by Douglas Jacoby and Page Pennell. Click here for both Spanish & English versions in PDF, as well as an English version in Word.

War Language as Hyperbole: “Total-kill,” by Scot McKnight

Posted: July 8, 2020

The Bible’s war language is often hyperbolic SCOT MCKNIGHT There is a trope among basketball players that, when they make a very quick move that fakes out their opponent, “they… Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls Genetically Fingerprinted

Posted: June 16, 2020

June 15, 2020 Dead Sea Scrolls Genetically Fingerprinted Animal skin DNA reveals some scrolls came from beyond the Qumran caves A highly technical study released on June 11, 2020 in… Read More

There Is No Truth

Posted: June 1, 2020

Some say there is no truth, but at least fifteen things have to be true before this statement can even be uttered in English. What are they? Continue here.

Believing in the Resurrection of Jesus, by Sam Laing

Posted: April 9, 2020

Believing in the Resurrection of Jesus How can we be believers in Jesus if we were not there and did not see him after he was raised from the dead?… Read More

Approaching Adam: Talking with Kids about Human Origins and the Bible

Posted: March 9, 2020

  “Hey, Mom and Dad, where do humans come from?” Christy gives some helpful dos and don’ts to help parents lead theological and scientific conversations with their children. Read More >… Read More

“Is There a God?” Debate: Jacoby vs. Shermer

Posted: February 20, 2020

Science, Man and God: (Part 3) Michael Shermer vs. Douglas Jacoby

Posted: February 20, 2020

Science, Man and God: (Part 2) Michael Shermer vs. Douglas Jacoby

Posted: February 20, 2020

Science, Man and God: (Part 1) Michael Shermer vs. Douglas Jacoby

Posted: February 20, 2020

Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? Part 2 – Jacoby’s Opening Statements

Posted: February 20, 2020

Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? Part 1 – Jacoby’s Opening Statements

Posted: February 20, 2020

The Problem of Human Suffering-Session 4

Posted: February 19, 2020

The Problem of Human Suffering-Session 1

Posted: February 19, 2020

Bad Plot Summaries

Posted: January 31, 2020

   Click Here to Listen Have you read any of the “bad plot summaries” that are going around the internet? For example, here’s a bad plot summary of the Lord of… Read More

Something You Can Never Be

Posted: January 3, 2020

Something You Can Never Be CLICK HERE TO LISTEN   Have you ever been told an expression by somebody older than you which makes absolutely no sense to your generation?… Read More

Faithfulness Is Not Theologically Complicated (Greg Koukl)

Posted: September 2, 2019

Greg Koukl continues to turn out thought-provoking articles, accessible and interesting. (Personally, I thought his section on salvation was over-simplified, but every other section was excellent. – DJ) Faithfulness Is… Read More

The Evolution of a Homeschooling Mom

Posted: August 29, 2019

By Kendra Terpstra on August 16, 2019 Whenever people ask me how I found out about BioLogos, I usually give them a quick elevator speech that begins with when I first read… Read More

Season 2 of Language of God

Posted: August 26, 2019

“One thing I see at the orthodox cores of our traditions is that at one and the same time we are to hold faithfully to truth as we know it… Read More

Video on Relativism

Posted: August 16, 2019

Today, PraegerU released Paul Copan’s five-minute video on relativism—“True for You, But Not for Me.” This is a great platform for intelligent public discourse on this topic and its pernicious… Read More

How to Avoid the Professor’s Ploy, by Greg Koukl

Posted: July 10, 2019

Part 7: Greg addresses a situation where you may be tempted to take on the burden of proof in conversation about Christianity. Watch video here.

Is animal suffering part of God’s good creation? – Common-questions – BioLogos

Posted: June 28, 2019

If God is good, and loving, and powerful, how can we account for the enormous amount of animal (and human) suffering caused by predation, disease, and natural disasters? Traditionally, Christians… Read More

TheHistoricFaith.com by Sattler College and Scroll Publishing

Posted: June 17, 2019

  We are excited to introduce you to  TheHistoricFaith.com . The Historic Faith is the result of a partnership between Sattler College and Scroll Publishing. This project seeks to promote the precepts… Read More

Einstein and God

Posted: June 11, 2019

      “The more I study science, the more I believe in God.” “I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or… Read More

Where Do Moral Laws Come From? | Stand to Reason

Posted: May 3, 2019

Where Do Moral Laws Come From? We can be good without God, but would goodness even exist without God? Greg Koukl explains the argument for God from morality. https://www.str.org/video/where-do-moral-laws-come

2019 BioLogos Conference: Videos

Posted: April 19, 2019

Browse the presentations from the 2019 BioLogos Conference!

How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

Posted: April 4, 2019

From Stand to Reason (www.str.org) After a five-year study, Barna Research president David Kinnaman found that 6 in 10 young people leave the church either permanently or for an extended… Read More

One Way or Any Way? Part 2

Posted: March 1, 2019

by Greg Koukl, March 1, 2019 I do not consider myself a particularly brave person, and I think it especially foolish, on the main, to make a frontal assault on… Read More

New Book: When God Is Silent

Posted: January 14, 2019

The Problem of Human Suffering We inhabit the same world Jesus did—one of pain, joy, surprise, suffering, and wonder. At times life is good, joyous, and fair. At other times… Read More

New Book: Origins — a book on the issues behind Genesis 1-11

Posted: January 5, 2019

Origins turns much of what Christians learned in Sunday School on its head in a revealing comparison of the Genesis narrative to the competing pagan narrative of the day. Relatively few… Read More

Can We Trust the Gospels? by Peter Williams (book review)

Posted: November 15, 2018

Peter Williams is one impressive person. He isn’t just Principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge and Editor of theTyndale Bulletin. He is also Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project and… Read More

How do you respond to arguments against the Bible?

Posted: October 31, 2018

“The Victory of Joshua over the Amalekites” by Nicholas Poussin, via Wikimedia Commons. October 01, 2018 | By Tremper Longman (guest author) BioLogos.org The Bible holds an essential place in Christian faith. The… Read More

Origins (Genesis 1-11) — O.T. Scholars Weigh In

Posted: September 19, 2018

Philosopher and Christian apologist Paul Copan and I have written a book on early Genesis. See what Old Testament scholars are saying about Origins. . “Genesis 1–11 is the foundation… Read More

The Life of Jesus (Pt. I and Pt. II)

Posted: September 14, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa, 9 Sept 2018 In this session (consisting of two parts) Douglas Jacoby paints an outstanding picture as to the life and context of Jesus as a… Read More

Teen Evidences Curriculum: From Facts to Faith

Posted: August 22, 2018

The attached teen evidences curriculum was produced by Douglas Jacoby and Page Pennell. It is simple, written at a basic level, and intended to be presented in class series format…. Read More

Q&A 1534 – Zeitgeist

Posted: August 17, 2018

How should we respond to the claims of the Zeitgeist internet movie? Although I have addressed this elsewhere, let me direct you to a useful refutation of the numerous bogus… Read More

Francis Collins Speaks on Genetic Engineering and Christian Faith

Posted: June 22, 2018

On June 18, 2018, leading geneticist and BioLogos founder Francis Collins gave a landmark lecture at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by The Trinity Forum,… Read More

Scientists and God: Frank Tipler

Posted: June 12, 2018

Used with permission from John Clayton of Does God Exist? (Vol. 45, no. 1, 2018) Editor’s Note: Atheists attempt to suggest that scientists are intelligent people who have rejected faith… Read More

I Could Be Wrong… (Greg Koukl)

Posted: April 16, 2018

Is it a good idea for Christians to use the phrase “I could be wrong…” when discussing their convictions? Click here to watch & find out. The speaker is Greg… Read More

King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

Posted: March 16, 2018

Hezekiah in the Bible and on the ground   For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible was found in an archaeological excavation. The stamped clay seal,… Read More

Why God? – Part 1

Posted: February 13, 2018

Writer:  Greg Koukl, of Stands to Reason Read this article here.

“It’s All Relative” and Other Such Absolute Statements: Assessing Relativism, by Paul Copan

Posted: February 9, 2018

You have probably heard all kinds of relativistic statements: “That’s just true for you but not for me,” or “That’s just your reality,” or “Who are you to say that… Read More

How long are the days of Genesis 1

Posted: February 3, 2018

By BioLogos Did the author of Genesis 1 intend to communicate that God created everything in six 24-hour days, or are the days meant to be understood in some other… Read More

Was Jesus Just a Great Teacher?

Posted: January 11, 2018

Greg Koukl unpacks why Jesus was more than just a morally good teacher. Watch the video (less than 4 minutes) here.

Why It is Unreasonable to Claim that the Resurrection of Jesus is Based on Pagan Myths

Posted: December 12, 2017

In this 5-part series, New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona provide reasons why modern scholars are virtually unanimous in their rejection of the view that the early Christians borrowed… Read More

Paul Copan on winning hearts, not arguments

Posted: December 10, 2017

A Christian philosophy professor talks about the real purpose of apologetics. Read article here.

Tomb of Christ

Posted: November 29, 2017

The archaeological exhibit on the tomb of Christ is on display at the National Geographic Museum through August, 2018. Click here. Articles: click here.

Useful Apologetics Website (freethinkingministries.com)

Posted: November 21, 2017

Check out Tim Stratton’s website, Free Thinking Ministries. Lots of great stuff there!

Tomography opens old biblical documents

Posted: October 28, 2017

Tomography is a way of imaging something in sections or “slices” without actually cutting it. It is often used in hospitals today in computed tomography (CT), also called “CAT scans.”… Read More

Excellent Science & Religion course, by Denis Lamoureux

Posted: October 4, 2017

This course examines the nature of both science and religion and attempts to explore the possible relationships between them. The primary purpose is to dispel the popular myth that science… Read More

An online trove of Biblical manuscripts

Posted: September 26, 2017

An extraordinary collection of 68 New Testament and other Biblical manuscripts dating from the fourth to the twentieth centuries has been digitized and made available for study online. Continue reading… Read More

Q&A 1506 – Is the earth young, only 1000s of years old?

Posted: September 19, 2017

Scientists say the world is really old, but my Bible teacher says it only appears old — but it actually young, only 1000s of years old. What is the truth?… Read More

On the Literal Meaning of Genesis (Augustine)

Posted: August 21, 2017

Augustine (354-430 AD), writing some 1600 years ago, cautions Christians not to make proclamations about science and faith unless we are truly educated in science. His admonition is as true… Read More

Q&A 1502 – How long are the “days” of Genesis 1?

Posted: August 14, 2017

How long are the days in Genesis 1? Some of my friends insist they can only be regular 24-hour days. Others think they may be long periods of time. I’m… Read More

Augustine on Genesis

Posted: August 6, 2017

The churchman and theologian Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) wrote, in his work The Literal Meaning of Genesis: Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the… Read More

Q&A 1500 – Are eclipses signs from God that we should pay attention to?

Posted: July 27, 2017

[On the total solar eclipse of 21 Aug 2017.] I remember well my tremendous enthusiasm for the last total solar eclipse in the U.S. (1970). It’s been a long wait…. Read More

The Evidence – Reasons for Faith, Parts 1 and 3

Posted: May 9, 2017

Watch the first and third classes Douglas offered at the North River Church of Christ in his new series The Evidence on March 2 and May 4. (Sorry, the second… Read More


Posted: January 14, 2017

From Nov/Dec 2016 issue of Does God Exist?, used with the permission of John Clayton The “2015 Chapman University Survey of American Fears” reports that 41.4% of all Americans believe that… Read More

The Bible vs. other Religious books—SLC*—28/11/2017

Posted: November 28, 2016

OPENING OBSERVATIONS The similarities (ultimate truth, longing for the holy) are greatly outweighed by the differences (God, goal, salvation…) General Revelation & Special Revelation Special Scripture (Bible) The person of… Read More

Nietzsche: God is Dead, and other views

Posted: November 16, 2016

Listen to a podcast on The Life and Thought of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (32 mins). Click on the play arrow. To listen later, right click here and click on ‘save link… Read More

A Review of Reza Aslan’s ZEALOT

Posted: September 27, 2016

To hear my review of Reza Aslan’s Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2013), click on the arrow. The review is 58 minutes in length. Listen, or just read… Read More

Q&A 1462—Is Numbers 24:17 really a Messianic Prophecy?

Posted: August 27, 2016

How is Numbers 24:17 a Messianic prophecy? I’m not convinced. After all, these are the words of Balaam, who led the Israelites into sin. Help me out. To begin with,… Read More

Background to the Sinner’s Prayer, by David Platt

Posted: July 2, 2016

Click here to read this article. See also Steve Staten’s article on the Sinner’s Prayer here.

Postmodernism, Unboxed (longer) version

Posted: April 20, 2016

This is the expanded version of message I shared at the April 2017 UnBoxed Conference on Postmodernism, as well as at the Denver Youth & Family Conference in September 2017…. Read More

Q&A 1444 – The Resurrection (minimal facts)

Posted: March 10, 2016

I would be interested in knowing what you consider a strong argument for the resurrection of Christ. The vast majority of biblical scholars, whether Christian, Jewish, agnostic or atheist, admit… Read More

Cosmic Fall & Natural Evil, by Denis Lamoureux

Posted: March 5, 2016

Cosmic Fall & Natural Evil

Thought-provoking website

Posted: December 18, 2015

Check out Daniel Berk’s thought-provoking website: http://www.danielcberk.com.  

Holy Ghost Movie Exposé – Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson 

Posted: November 25, 2015

A helpful critique of the current Zeitgeist and Weltgeist. Especially helpful: all the examples (video clips). Perhaps we don’t agree on every point of theology, but these guys have done a… Read More

10 Common Misconceptions about Religion

Posted: November 11, 2015

This is the full article connected with the 10 Nov 2015 newsletter, Answering Skeptics AB Our modern world, especially in the industrialized regions, seems to have a love/hate relationship with… Read More

Charles Darwin (two papers by Denis Lamoureux)

Posted: November 8, 2015

Here are two brilliant papers on Darwin, which should of interest to anyone following the creation & evolution debate. The author is my friend Denis Lamoureux, who is a professor… Read More

Jesus: Historical Evidence

Posted: September 19, 2015

Jesus: The Historical Evidence To hear the podcast (34 minutes), just click on the link. Click here to download.  Historicity Three possibilities Mythological Existed, but the Bible has reinvented him… Read More

The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

Posted: September 10, 2015

My next door neighbor, enjoying the recent articles on evolution in which I reference the slowness of the academic world to accept heliocentricity (earth orbiting sun), sent these links. The… Read More

The atheist’s complaint: one Christian responds

Posted: September 1, 2015

A Christian brother asked me how I would respond to an atheist who is incensed at how theists caricature him and his friends. Here’s the atheist’s complaint. My response (in… Read More

Evolution: Answers to questions

Posted: September 1, 2015

Good answers Below are claims a skeptic might make — and possible responses the believer might make in return. 1. In portraying a 6-day creation 6000 years ago, Genesis is… Read More

Evolution: What About Genesis?

Posted: September 1, 2015

Evolution & Genesis (for newsletter 2 Sept 2015 in Answering Skeptics, R) Nature and Scripture, as we have seen, are complementary. This means that science and theology should be complementary,… Read More

Q&A 1422 – How can we prove Jesus is the Messiah from the O.T.?

Posted: August 25, 2015

I am from a Jewish background. Would you please explain how Jesus Christ can be the Messiah, using the Hebrew Bible? Thanks. A fair question — and especially when you’ve… Read More

Universities & their mottos

Posted: July 8, 2015

Universities & their Mottos is a podcast (25 minutes) examining how university education has changed in the last 1000 years, from training for Christian ministry to secular study, from broad… Read More

What Scares the New Atheists, by John Gray

Posted: March 5, 2015

This link will take you to John Gray’s insightful article in The Guardian.

Q&A 1402 – How do we know God is perfect?

Posted: February 26, 2015

“I’m studying the Bible with a friend who is still coming to faith. This question came up: ‘Just because God exists doesn’t mean he must be a perfect being, does… Read More

What is the Real “Age of the Earth” Issue, by John Clayton

Posted: February 15, 2015

Adapted, with permission, from Does God Exist? January/February 2015, pp.3-9. Several years ago a spruce tree was discovered in Sweden that was determined by carbon dating to be 9,550 years… Read More

Rethinking Hell Conference

Posted: February 2, 2015

The details for a conference taking place in Pasadena, CA in June, 2015 http://www.rethinkinghellconference.com/

Yahweh & the Ancient Gods

Posted: November 26, 2014

Originally titled Our God is an Awesome God: A Close Look at the gods of the Ancient World, and Why Yahweh is Best, this podcast examines the rivals of the one true… Read More

Slavery and the Bible

Posted: September 12, 2014

Here are a podcast and notes on Slavery and the Bible (43 minutes). To download the talk, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

Q&A 1380 – The missing day of Joshua, or Misuse of the Bible in Christian Evidences

Posted: August 12, 2014

Is there astronomical evidence for the missing day of Joshua 10? I saw somewhere that there is, and once heard a preacher confirm it. Often more harm than good is done… Read More

Israel: A community of radical counter-culture

Posted: July 15, 2014

Israel was called to demonstrate the true God to the world (Exodus 19:4-6; Isaiah 49:6; Malachi 1:11,14; etc). Her religion was radically different to all other ancient religions (such as… Read More

Q&A 1372 – Jesus and Horus (Egyptian god)

Posted: June 1, 2014

What’s the relationship between Jesus and Horus? Are they one and the same, or close relatives? I have heard that the Christians borrowed from Egyptian mythology. There is no relationship… Read More

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 5 – Gospels False and True

Posted: January 7, 2014

To listen to podcast later, right click link below and “Save target as” or “Save link as” Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 4 – The New Testament Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha

Posted: December 14, 2013

To download this audio & listen to it later, click below and “save target as” or “save link as”. Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 2 – The Old Testament Apocrypha

Posted: November 26, 2013

This is the second lesson in the series. To listen to podcast later, right click link below and “Save target as” or “Save link as” Download Podcast For PDF notes… Read More

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 1—The formation of the Old Testament

Posted: November 26, 2013

To download the podcast and play it later, right click on the “download podcast” link below and select “save link as” or “save target as”. Download talk For even more,… Read More

Listen to Debate 6: Is Christianity Rational?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Listen to Debate 6: Is Christianity Rational? Debate with atheist Robert Brotherus took place 10 September 2011 (Helsinki). Please listen to it and tell your friends — believing and nonbelieving!… Read More

Lesson on the importance of Apologetics (Mexico, 2010)

Posted: July 31, 2013

  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4937957 The lesson proper begins at about 15 minutes into the recording.

Does God Exist? debate with Michael Shermer

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to view the to view the entire debate with Michael Shermer (23 June 2007) at YouTube. Due to YouTube’s 2007 requirement that no uploads be over 10 minutes,… Read More

Apologetics Research Society Newsletter May 2007

Posted: July 31, 2013

This is the newsletter of the ministry of Dr. John Oakes. Click here to download the pdf. file.

Does God Exist? – subscription

Posted: July 31, 2013

Does God Exist? (Free evidences pamphlet, published every other month). Write to DGE?, 718 East Donmoyer, South Bend IN 46614-1999, USA. Also visit the website: www.doesgodexist.org. The editor of the… Read More

The Life of Pi

Posted: April 4, 2013

Here is my review of the book and movie The Life of Pi (11 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

Seven Compact Evidences Arguments

Posted: June 16, 2012

To listen to Seven Compact 4-point Apologetics Arguments Countering Common Atheist / Skeptic Assertions (20 minutes), click on the play button: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and… Read More

OT Archaeology

Posted: May 14, 2012

Here is a lesson on Old Testament Archaeology (54 minutes).     To download the file, please click HERE. If the link does not work when you left-click on it,… Read More

NT Archaeology

Posted: May 14, 2012

Here is a lesson on New Testament Archaeology (47 minutes).   LCU students: You are not responsible for all the information in this lesson. Do, however, listen carefully and try… Read More

The God of the Old Testament (?)

Posted: February 15, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on The God of the Old Testament (15 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

The Alchemist

Posted: August 27, 2011

Here are a podcast and notes on The Alchemist (10 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

Questions on Genesis (Creation, Big Bang, Evolution, Flood…)

Posted: August 22, 2011

Here is a podcast on Questions on Genesis (33 minutes). The questions have been selected from Your Bible Questions Answered, chapter 4 (Genesis). To readchapter 1 (General Questions About the… Read More

Big Bang – Sten Johannesson

Posted: July 1, 2011

God and Science – Friends or Foes? Watch this 15 minute presentation on YouTube by going to the following link: To see more presentations on Christian Evidences by Sten Johannesson,… Read More

The Secret

Posted: October 20, 2010

If you’re interested in my thoughts on The Secret (11 minutes), listen to the podcast. To listen now, click on arrow above. To download the podcast, right click on “download”… Read More

Da Vinci Code Powerpoint (Agerbak)

Posted: November 20, 2006

Here is a recent powerpoint presentation on the Da Vinci Code by Andrew Agerbak (London). You may download it: Da Vinci ppt (.ppt – 396k).

Apologetics: Messianic Prophecy: Malachi 3-4

Posted: September 27, 2006

In the last three weeks, we have looked at a prophecy by Moses (1400s BC), another by David (900s BC), and a third by Ezekiel (500s BC). Today we move… Read More

Apologetics: Messianic Prophecy: Ezekiel 34

Posted: September 20, 2006

In a very familiar NT passage, Jesus claimed to be the Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 10:14). We often take this for granted, without realizing the implicit claim to deity. After… Read More

August 2006 Evidence For Christianity Newsletter

Posted: September 14, 2006

You may download the newsletter from Dr. John Oakes below. It is the August Evidence For Christianity publication. Available Downloads: Newsletter (.pdf – 2727k)

Apologetics: Messianic Prophecy: Psalm 110

Posted: September 13, 2006

The Old Testament scriptures are a deep and ample quarry of Messianic texts. In our last installment, we studied the prophecy of Moses in Deuteronomy 18. Today let us focus… Read More

Apologetics: Messianic Prophecy: Deuteronomy 18

Posted: September 6, 2006

How did the early Christians convince their predominantly Jewish hearers that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah? Which Messianic prophecies did they lean on? In four installments, we will examine… Read More

Apologetics: The Qur’an: Inspiration or Human Creation?, by John Oakes.

Posted: August 30, 2006

Read the useful article at: Link This article is copyrighted and is for private use and study only. © 2006. Reprints or public distribution is prohibited without the express consent of… Read More

Apologetics: C.S. Lewis Institute

Posted: August 23, 2006

Once more, (three weeks running), I am asking you to think of C.S. Lewis, a man of powerful intellect and persuasive reasoning. When I was a teenager, I read my… Read More

Apologetics: C.S. Lewis Classics

Posted: August 16, 2006

Last week we focused on the life of a great Christian apologist, Clive Staples Lewis. Have you ever read a C.S. Lewis book? This week I would like to point… Read More

FLATLAND now available in public domain

Posted: August 12, 2006

FLATLAND Click on the link above to read this invaluable book by Edwin Abbott. If you have a math-science background, or are determined to understand how the infinite God’s work… Read More

Apologetics: The C.S. Lewis Foundation

Posted: August 9, 2006

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is arguably the foremost Christian apologist of the 20th century. He is one of my favorite writers, and certainly the most influential Christian writer in my own… Read More

Apologetics: Pliny on the Christians

Posted: August 2, 2006

Pliny the Younger was governor of Bithynia 111-113 AD. We have a complete set of his correspondence with Trajan (emperor 98-117 AD) on a variety of administrative and political matters…. Read More

Apologetics: Book recommendations

Posted: July 26, 2006

Francis S. Collins, Language of God, The: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (ISBN: 0743554310). Collins has served as the director for the National Human Genome Research Institute at the… Read More

The Language of God, by Francis Collins

Posted: July 24, 2006

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743286391/sr=8-1/qid=1153704507/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-7832208-6381734?redirect=true&ie=UTF8. Excellent evidences book… I highly recommend it.  (For those of you who do not know, Collins presided over the completion of the Human Genome Project at the National Institutes… Read More

Apologetics: Evidences book recommendations

Posted: July 19, 2006

A popular and incisive writer for the cause of Christian apologetics is Lee Strobel. His books include: The Case for a Creator (ISBN 0310241448) The Case for Christ (ISBN: 0310209307)… Read More

Apologetics: Bible Difficulties: Come Reason Ministries

Posted: July 12, 2006

The following website is one of many that attempt to give help to those resolving Bible difficulties. See what you think. http://www.comereason.org/bibl_cntr/

Apologetics: Islam at Georgetown and Harvard

Posted: July 5, 2006

(Used by permission. Does God Exist?  March/April 2006, 30) Harvard and Georgetown Universities has been given $20m each "to teach about the Islamic world to the United States." Prince Alwaleed… Read More

Apologetics: Chimps, Males, and Women

Posted: June 28, 2006

(Used by permission. Does God Exist?  March/April 2006, 30) We have all heard that human and chimpanzee DNA matches are 98%-99%. If you compared a male human and a female… Read More

Apologetics: Stem Cell Fraud

Posted: June 21, 2006

(Adapted and used by permission. Does God Exist? March/April 2006, 29) There is a huge cloud forming over the whole cloning and stem cell research area of concern. Dr Hwang… Read More

Apologetics: More Circumcision Data

Posted: June 14, 2006

(Used by permission. Does God Exist? March/April 2006, 28) Biblical critics have always maintained that circumcision was a barbaric biblical procedure with no medical value. A new study by scientists… Read More

Fraudulent discoveries

Posted: June 10, 2006

Fraudulent discoveries: http://www.tentmaker.org/WAR/

Apologetics: Abortion and Pain

Posted: June 7, 2006

(Used by permission. Does God Exist? March/April 2006, 28) The latest issue in the abortion debate has been on whether babies feel pain when they are aborted. In the August… Read More

Da Vinci Code & Bart Ehrman’s Books

Posted: June 7, 2006

Douglas: Yesterday I was discussing apologetics with Jordan Brown, a brother from Indy who recently graduated from Purdue. During his undergraduate coursework, he took several semesters of Greek and developed… Read More

Apologetics: Peter Kreeft

Posted: May 31, 2006

Kreeft is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, and has done much to advance the cause of apologetics. Sample his wares at www.peterkreeft.com. This article is copyrighted and is for… Read More

Apologetics: C. S. Lewis

Posted: May 24, 2006

Lewis was, in my view, the greatest apologist for the faith in the 20th century. Learn about this fascinating man’author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and many other books… Read More

Da Vinci Code

Posted: May 21, 2006

The following link will lead you to even more discussion of the controversial bestseller and now motion picture release: http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=4014

Apologetics: Josh McDowell on Evidences

Posted: May 17, 2006

McDowell is one of the best known apologists of modern times. Benefit from his thoughts by clicking on to www.josh.org. This article is copyrighted and is for private use and… Read More

Apologetics: William Paley: A View of the Evidences of Christianity

Posted: May 10, 2006

Paley (1743-1805) was one of the greatest Christian apologists of the 18th century. He is most famous for his analogy of the watch. (If a simple watch could not have… Read More

Apologetics: The Real Jesus of History, by Joel Stephen Williams

Posted: April 26, 2006

Material found and used with permission from www.DoesGodExist.org. The Real Jesus of History by Joel Stephen Williams Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events… Read More

N.T. Wright on The Da Vinci Code

Posted: April 22, 2006

Wright’s response to The Da Vinci code is worth reading. Click here. Many other works by Wright may be found at http://www.ntwrightpage.com/

Gospel of Judas

Posted: April 17, 2006

From Paris Murray (Manila, Philippines): For any interested, here’s the full meal deal on the Gospel of Judas thus far. Very fascinating — there’s a lot to learn hear about… Read More

Apologetics: Bug-Eating Snapping Plants

Posted: April 12, 2006

Used by permission from John Clayton (Does God Exist?) Most of us have heard of the Venus flytrap. We know it is a plant that eats bugs, and we may… Read More

Gospel of Judas: the developing story

Posted: April 6, 2006

Lately the media have been making a big deal out of the so-called “Gospel of Judas,” and even National Geographic is getting in on the action. This document, like hundreds… Read More

Apologetics: God Lives Under the Bed (John Clayton)

Posted: April 5, 2006

With thanks to John Clayton (www.DoesGodExist.org), 2006. We, John & Phyllis Clayton, received this as an e-mail from Ann Halford, a friend of ours and of our multiply-handicapped son Tim…. Read More

Apologetics: Hurricane Questions

Posted: March 29, 2006

(By John Clayton, Does God Exist? January/February 2006. Used by permission.) Hurricane QuestionsThe tragedies associated with the hurricanes of 2005 are fresh on Americans’ minds, and we want to express… Read More

Apologetics: Stem Cell Breakthroughs Clarify Issue

Posted: March 22, 2006

(By John Clayton, Does God Exist? January/February 2006. Used by permission.) We have reported consistently in this journal Does God Exist? that the use of embryonic stem cells in stem… Read More

Apologetics: Exciting new archaeological finds

Posted: March 15, 2006

(By John Clayton, Does God Exist? January/February 2006. Used by permission.) Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar believes she has found David’s palace. A seal impression with the name of Jehudi, a… Read More

Apologetics: Taking on Dawkins

Posted: March 8, 2006

(By John Clayton, Does God Exist? January/February 2006. Used by permission.) The most vocal academic atheist in the world today is probably Richard Dawkins. He has written several books and… Read More

Apologetics: A Help in Understanding What God is, by John Clayton

Posted: March 1, 2006

To help the reader comprehend the nature of God, I would like to borrow an analogy from the book Flatland, by Edwin Abbott.1 Abbott was a mathematician and the model… Read More

Apologetics: A Little Science Quiz by John Clayton

Posted: February 22, 2006

1. If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, how far would they go?(a) 100 yards (b) 10 feet (c) A mile (d) 80 miles… Read More

Apologetics: The Mighty Krill, by John Clayton

Posted: February 15, 2006

If you added up the total mass of each of the living animals on our planet, what animal would be the largest in tons? Would your guess be whales, elephants,… Read More

Apologetics: Carbon 14 — Friend or Foe? by John Clayton

Posted: February 8, 2006

One of the tragedies of denominational creationism is that it continues to produce a constant stream of radical creationists who turn science into the enemy and then attack it to… Read More

Apologetics: Why I Left Atheism, by John Clayton

Posted: January 25, 2006

Of all the lessons that I present concerning the existence of God and of all the material that I try to make available to people to learn about God’s existence,… Read More

Apologetics: Who Created God?, by John Clayton

Posted: January 18, 2006

It is easy to make an argument for God’s existence from a cosmological standpoint. As the years have gone by, a growing amount of scientific data has accumulated which negates… Read More

Apologetics: The Problem of Human Suffering

Posted: January 4, 2006

By John and Phyllis Clayton. Used with permission. And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, "Master,… Read More

Apologetics: Rome 2004: A faith-building opportunity

Posted: April 2, 2004

The challenge of evangelism is to make the faith real to those who are just coming to faith. We all know that spiritual things become real as one reads the… Read More

Egyptian Plagues

Posted: July 17, 2003

Adapted from the May/June 1998 issue of Biblical Archaeological Review. An Egyptian Record of the Plagues? The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage, commonly known as the Papyrus Ipuwer, set forth… Read More