Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Missing Gospels and Lost Christianities MP3 Audio by Darrell Bock

New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell Bock speaks on the John Ankerberg show about "Missing Gospels and Lost Christianities."

Full MP3 Audio here.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Religious Epistemology MP3 Audio by William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig considers how the philosophical study of knowledge (epistemology) illuminates the validity of religious belief. Craig assesses how evidence, pragmatism, justification and warrant relate to religious belief and provides a description and analysis of Alvin Plantiga's 'Reformed Epistemology'.

Full MP3 Audio here.

Another great resource from


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Monday, December 29, 2008

The Apologist’s First Question

This is a must-read article geared toward apologists by Ravi Zacharias. "I have little doubt that the single greatest obstacle to the impact of the Gospel has not been its inability to provide answers, but the failure on our part to live it out."

Click here for entire article over at

By the way, tomorrow we will announce the winner of the drawing. It's not too late to take part!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Quote: J.P. Moreland on Christian Philosophy

"As a disciple, the Christian philosopher is enthralled with Jesus, he trusts Him, and wants everything in his life to enhance Jesus' reputation among the nations. The Christian is here primarily to serve a Name, not to make a name, and the disciple recognizes that in Jesus all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge reside."

- J.P. Moreland

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from Apologetics 315

Merry Christmas to all!

Enjoy a Happy Christmas with family and friends.

Apologetics 315 will be back in a few days.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Personal Apologetic

All the arguments in the world mean little if you aren't Christlike. Please check out this recent post regarding Gary Habermas by Truthbomb Apologetics.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Featured Website: is a helpful online Bible that might be a welcome change from some other online Bibles (biblegateway, blueletterbible, etc). The search features, clean interface, and layout, although in beta, work very nicely. I can see this being an online Bible of choice in the future as it develops even more.

You can also use their reftagger feature for your website. For example: John 3:16.

Check it out here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Quote: F.F. Bruce on the New Testament

"The evidence for our New Testament writings is ever so much greater than the evidence for many writings of classical authors, the authenticity of which no-one dreams of questioning. And if the New Testament were a collection of secular writings, their authenticity would generally be regarded as beyond all doubt. It is a curious fact that historians have often been much readier to trust the New Testament than have many theologians."

- F.F. Bruce

Saturday, December 20, 2008

William Lane Craig on Richard Dawkins' God Delusion MP3 Audio

In this audio clip, William Lane Craig speaks to the faculty of the University of Florida and responds to the central arguments of Richard Dawkins' God Delusion.

Original audio from William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith website.

Full MP3 Audio here.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Featured Podcast: Bible Study Podcasts

"Bible Study Podcasts is designed to deepen the listener’s understanding and application of the Bible." You can subscribe directly in iTunes and see that there a ton of MP3s and good topics. This podcast covers Bible study and apologetics topics.

Here's a link to Apologetics and Current Issues.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

How Accurate is the Bible? MP3 Audio by Ken Boa

How Accurate is the Bible? Ken Boa covers this topic in this 4-part MP3 audio series. See his web page here.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Apologetics Methodologies Past and Present MP3 Audio by Phil Fernandes

Apologist Dr. Phil Fernandes presents a series of lectures on Apologetics Methodologies, Past and Present. Original web page here. To make things easier, you can download these lectures directly to iTunes as a podcast.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What is Inerrancy? William Lane Craig MP3 Audio

In William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith podcast he covers the question: What is Inerrancy? This is a good clarification of the common issues and misconceptions regarding this doctrine.

Download full MP3 audio here.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Gary Habermas & Craig Evans Discuss the Jesus Books MP3 Audio

New Testament scholar Craig Evans and resurrection historian Gary Habermas discuss the various Jesus books on this edition of the John Ankerberg show. This includes a discussion on The Jesus Papers, the Gospel of Judas, Misquoting Jesus, the DaVinci Code, and more. Subscribe to John Ankerberg podcast here.

Full MP3 Audio here.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Quote: G.K. Chesterton on Christianity

"If Christianity should happen to be true -- that is to say, if its God is the real God of the universe -- then defending it may mean talking about anything and everything. Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true. [All] things not only may have something to do with the Christian God, but must have something to do with Him if He lives and reigns."

- G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ken Boa on Miracles MP3 Audio

Ken Boa offers a 4 lecture apologetics course on the subject Why Believe in Miracles. Be sure to check out his website for more resources. Subscribe to his podcast here.

Why Believe in Miracles Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Friday, December 12, 2008

The Reliability of the New Testament Text MP3 Audio by James White

James White presents this lecture on The Reliability of the New Testament Text.

Full MP3 audio here.
Original video here.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Jesus Never Existed? Resources for Study

Here are some good resources looking into the claims that Jesus never existed.
Did Jesus Exist? - history of the Jesus Myth and a scholarly view
Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Evidence for Jesus. by G. A. Wells
• Mike Licona's review of Brian Flemming's DVD The God Who Wasn't There
Scholarly reactions regarding the "Christ-Mythers."
• ChristianCadre's Historical Jesus page
• J.P. Holding's Shattering the Christ Myth page
• Was Jesus Christ just a CopyCat Savior Myth?
• Was the Bible created by authorities to 'control' the common folk?
Extrabiblical, Non-Christian Witnesses to Jesus before 200 a.d.

[HT: Truthbomb]


Monday, December 08, 2008

The Shack: Helpful or Heretical? by Norman Geisler

"The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by William P. Young (Wind Blown Media, 2007, 264 pp) is a New York Times best seller with well over a million copies in print. Literally hundreds of thousands have been blessed by its message, but its message is precisely what calls for scrutiny. Responses to The Shack range from eulogy to heresy..."

Full Review by Norman Geisler here.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday Quote: Blaise Pascal on Three Types of People

“There are only three types of people; those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.”

- Blaise Pascal

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Phil Fernandes vs. Robert Price Debate MP3 Audio - Is Jesus the Savior?

Dr. Phil Fernandes debates Robert Price on the Infidel Guy radio show on the topic: Is Jesus the Savior? A lengthy but interesting debate/discussion.

Full MP3 Audio here.


Friday, December 05, 2008

Judaism and Baha'i MP3 Audio

These MP3 lectures provide a critique of some of Rabbinic Judaism's and Bahai's perspectives and objections to Christianity. Brought to you by Pagination, a launching point for a number of apologetics blogs.

Judaism MP3 here. Baha'i MP3 here.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Dr. Phil Fernandes Comprehensive MP3 Audio Feeds

Apologist Dr. Phil Fernandes has produced hundreds of hours of audio on apologetics. Now these lectures can be fed directly into iTunes via the links below. Just click on each link and it will automatically add the lecture series into your iTunes podcast feeds.


Introduction to Apologetics
Historical Apologetics
Advanced Apologetics
Philosophical Apologetics
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
World Views
Secular Religions
Basic Christian Beliefs
Ethics (be advised: contains some graphic descriptions)
Advanced Cults
New Age and the Occult
Refuting Religious Pluralism
World Religions
Roman Catholicism
History of Christian Thought
Various Apologetics Audio (over 100 files)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments by Alvin Plantinga

Christian Philosopher Alvin Plantinga offers up "two dozen or so theistic arguments." For those who haven't read/seen them before, here are his notes. Click here for the arguments.

Happy reading.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Relativism by Greg Koukl MP3 Audio

Moral relativism, says Koukl, is not an alternative way to think about morality, nor is it a refinement of how we are to think of morality—rather, it is an outright denial of morality. In this talk, Koukl addresses what he calls the "myth of moral neutrality," discusses the implications of moral relativity, and illuminates several fatal flaws inherent to the moral relativist position. Ultimately, he argues that moral relativism is untenable and that the best reason for the existence of morality is a moral Lawgiver.

Full MP3 audio here.
Original found at Veritas.


Monday, December 01, 2008

Apologetics 315 Podcast Feed Now Available!

The Apologetics 315 blog feed can now be pasted into iTunes for a podcast feed of the debates and apologetics audio that are featured here.

Enjoy - and I appreciate any feedback.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Quote on Apologetics

"Apologetics may bolster faith and dispel doubt, but it cannot bend the will."

- Brian Auten

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dinesh D'Souza vs. Dan Barker Debate MP3 Audio

Dinesh D'Souza, author of What's So Great About Christianity, debates Dan Barker, president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, on the topic: Christianity vs. Atheism. This debate is a little different than normal, with a lot of back and forth interaction and questions and answers.

Full MP3 Audio here.


Friday, November 28, 2008

John Lennox Video Interviews

CPX (Centre for Public Christianity) has produced a series of interviews with Oxford Professor and mathematician John Lennox. On topics such as, Science, Atheism and Belief, Atheism and morality, Creator or the Multiverse?, Christianity and the tooth fairy, and a video about his debates with Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

All the videos can be found here. Podcast link here.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Is the New Testament Reliable? PDF Download

Is the New Testament reliable? This is the question that so many things hinge upon. One good little ebook regarding this topic can be found over at the blog.

Click here for the ebook.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Phil Fernandes vs Jim Corbett Debate MP3 Audio: The Case for the Creator

Dr. Phil Fernandes debates Jim Corbett: The Case for a Creator. An interesting debate with a good case presented by Fernandes.

Fernandes-Corbett Debate Full Mp3 Audio here.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Using Your Doubts to Draw Closer to God by Gary Habermas

Gary Habermas' book "The Thomas Factor: Using Your Doubts to Draw Closer to God" is online in (almost) its entirety. Habermas wrote this book for 'Christians who doubt' as well as those who are just a little unsure about their faith.

Chapter listing and contents can be found on this page at

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