Recommended Apologetic Resources

BY ADDISON WIER

Hey guys!  While I’m still busy working on my next piece in Christian apologetics, I figured I’d go ahead and list some of my most highly recommended resources for anyone interested in doing their own research.  Enjoy!

NOTE: I realize that not every work listed here is written by a scholar in the relevant field(s).  However, I’ve found that they still offer good material nonetheless (and they actually do their research).

BOOKS

General Apologetics and the Existence of God

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision, by William Lane Craig

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics (third edition), by William Lane Craig

“That’s Just Your Interpretation”: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith, by Paul Copan

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

God is Great, God is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible, Edited by William Lane Craig and Chad Meister

The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, Edited by William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland*

Science and Faith

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, by Francis Collins

The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions, by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, & Naturalism, by Alvin Plantinga

Naturalism vs. Supernaturalism

C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason, by Victor Reppert

The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters, by J.P. Moreland

Relativism

“True for You, But Not For Me”: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith (revised edition), by Paul Copan**

Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom, by William Lane Craig

God and Time

Time and Eternity: Exploring God’s Relationship to Time, by William Lane Craig

Biblical Studies and the Historical Jesus

Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth—and How They Confirm the Gospel Accounts, by Robert J. Hutchinson

Shattering the Christ Myth: Did Jesus Not Exist?, Edited by James Patrick Holding

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel

The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ, by Lee Strobel

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, by J. Warner Wallace

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (second edition), by Craig L. Blomberg

Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels, by Craig A. Evans

Unmasking the Pagan Christ: An Evangelical Response to the Cosmic Christ Idea, by Stanley E. Porter and Stephen J. Bedard

From God to Us: How We Got Out Bible (revised edition), by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God, by Paul Copan

ARTICLES

General Apologetics and the Existence of God

“Apologetics Training – Advice to Christian Apologists,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/apologetics-training-advice-to-christian-apologists

“Apologetics Ministry – Advice to Christian Apologists,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/apologetics-ministry-advice-to-christian-apologists

“Does God Exist?,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/does-god-exist-1

“Dawkins’ Delusion,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/dawkins-delusion

“The New Atheism and Five Arguments for God,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-new-atheism-and-five-arguments-for-god

“Is God Imaginary?: Santa Claus, Tooth Fairies, and God”: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/is-god-imaginary

Science and Faith

“Why should Christians consider evolutionary creation?”: http://biologos.org/common-questions/christianity-and-science/why-should-christians-consider-evolutionary-creation

“What is the Relation between Science and Religion,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/what-is-the-relation-between-science-and-religion

“Are science and Christianity at war?”: http://biologos.org/common-questions/christianity-and-science/science-and-religion

“Has the Multiverse Replaced God?,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/has-the-multiverse-replaced-god

“An Evolutionary Argument Against (Christian) Theism,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/an-evolutionary-argument-against-christian-theism

“Evolutionary Theory and Theism,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/evolutionary-theory-and-theism

“Who Speaks for Science?,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/who-speaks-for-science

“Must a Darwinian Be a Non-Christian?,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/must-a-darwinian-be-a-non-christian

“Does Believing in Inerrancy Require One to Believe in Young Earth Creationism?,” by Norman Geisler: http://www.christianpost.com/news/does-believing-in-inerrancy-require-one-to-believe-in-young-earth-creationism-114464/

“Were Adam and Eve historical figures?”: http://biologos.org/common-questions/human-origins/were-adam-and-eve-historical-figures

“How should we interpret the Genesis flood account?”: http://biologos.org/common-questions/biblical-interpretation/genesis-flood

The Historical Jesus

“Jesus’ Resurrection,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/jesus-resurrection

“The Resurrection of Jesus,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-resurrection-of-jesus

“The Evidence for Jesus,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-resurrection-of-jesus

“Presuppositions and Pretensions of the Jesus Seminar,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/presuppositions-and-pretensions-of-the-jesus-seminar

“Jesus and Pagan Mythology,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/jesus-and-pagan-mythology

“10 Responses to D.M. Murdock and the Zeitgeist Movie,” by Stephen Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/10-responses-to-d-m-murdock-and-the-zeitgeist-movie/

“Exposing the Spirit of the Age: A Response to the Zeitgeist Movie,” by Stephen Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/exposing-the-spirit-of-the-age-a-response-to-the-zeitgeist-movie/

“Meri, Mary and the Mother of the Saviour,” by Stephen Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/meri-mary-and-the-mother-of-the-saviour/

“Was Horus Born of a Virgin?,” by Stephen Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/was-horus-born-of-a-virgin/

“Mary, Isis and the Great Virgin,” by Stephen Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/mary-isis-and-the-great-virgin/

“Jesus vs Mithras,” by Stephen Bedard: https://www.stephenjbedard.com/jesus-vs-mithras/

“Was Dionysus Born of a Virgin?,” by Stephen Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/was-dionysus-born-of-a-virgin/

“Defending the New Testament Jesus,” by Lee Strobel: http://www.equip.org/article/defending-the-new-testament-jesus/

Christianity and Other Faiths

“Who Is The Real Jesus: The Jesus Of The Bible Or The Jesus Of The Qur’An?,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/who-is-the-real-jesus-the-jesus-of-the-bible-or-the-jesus-of-the-quran

“Concept of God in Islam and Christianity,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/concept-of-god-in-islam-and-christianity

“Creatio ex nihilo: A Critique of the Mormon Doctrine of Creation,” by William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/creatio-ex-nihilo-a-critique-of-the-mormon-doctrine-of-creation

PODCASTS

General Apologetic Resources

Reasonable Faith: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/reasonable-faith-podcast

Christian Doctrine and Apologetics

Defenders: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/defenders-3-podcast and http://www.reasonablefaith.org/defenders-2-podcast

VIDEOS

General Apologetic Resources

“Where to Begin When Starting Into Apologetics”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-CwvcAC-Bs&list=PL3gdeV4Rk9Ed60n4NhBv8q1iTvB1LW_dC&index=8

The Existence of God and the Coherence of Christian Theism

“The Kalam Cosmological Argument”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CulBuMCLg0

“What is the Kalam Cosmological Argument?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeKavDdRVIg

“The Fine Tuning of the Universe”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpIiIaC4kRA

“The Moral Argument”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxiAikEk2vU

“Why Doesn’t God Reveal the Reasons For Permitting Evil and Suffering?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTwYArFBRaY

“Who Designed the Designer?: a response to Richard Dawkins”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnhMmJPnnDo

“Worst Objection to Theism: Who Created God?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKKIvmcO5LQ

“What is a Good Analogy of the Trinity? (William Lane Craig)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp4L9um9uRY&index=1&list=PL3gdeV4Rk9EdTADevwO6ddOvS26D-qLkS

Science and Faith

“(Christianity vs. Evolution)?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf5ovSpS2GU

“Doesn’t evolutionary creation contradict a plain reading of the Bible?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyG4UZcSca0&list=PLGNrUpefPmjG11-EMsU7sqJCjztJ6NZma

“How Do Science and Theology Interact?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TixLbj1J73Y

Naturalism vs. Supernaturalism

“What is the Argument from Reason?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8n__9CEj4

Biblical Studies and the Historical Jesus

“Jesus and the Story of Osiris and Horus (William Lane Craig)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6AZqOO2FJA

“What About Pre-Christ Resurrection Myths?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrCYVk6xrXg

“Horus Ruins Christmas”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0-EgjUhRqA

“Did God Command Genocide In the Bible?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FGv9aOCcyU

WEBSITES

General Apologetic Resources

Reasonable Faith with William Lane Craig: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/

Stand to Reason: http://www.str.org/

PaulCopan.com: http://www.paulcopan.com/

Science and Faith

The Biologos Foundation: http://biologos.org/

Reasons to Believe: http://www.reasons.org/

Biblical Studies and the Historical Jesus

Dr. Gary R. Habermas: http://www.garyhabermas.com/

Stephen J. Bedard: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/

Tekton Education and Apologetics Ministries: http://www.tektonics.org/

DEBATES AND DIALOGUES

The Existence of God/Science and Faith

“‘Is God a Delusion?’: Craig vs. Wolpert”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2wh179kos0

“‘Does God Exist?’: Craig vs. Hitchens”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KBx4vvlbZ8

“‘Is Faith in God Reasonable?’: Craig vs. Rosenberg”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBTPH51-FoU

“‘Life, the Universe and Nothing: Has science buried God?’: Craig vs. Krauss”: https://vimeo.com/73280102

“‘Life, the Universe and Nothing: Why is there something rather than nothing?’: Craig vs. Krauss”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V82uGzgoajI

“‘Life, the Universe and Nothing: Is it reasonable to believe there is a God?’: Craig vs. Krauss”: https://vimeo.com/73370349

The Historical Jesus

“‘Is There Historical Evidence for Resurrection?’: Craig vs. Ehrman”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUAPhHohIg

 

 

*A fair warning: the material in this book is rather technical.  In fact, I normally just use it as a reference book.  The material I use in learning about the arguments comes elsewhere (for the most part).

**This book would also make for an excellent resource in general apologetics.

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