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

Monday, November 24, 2008

Why I’m Not An Atheist MP3 Audio by Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias presents a talk on Why I’m Not An Atheist.

MP3 Part 1 | MP3 Part 2

More resources from RZIM here.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Quote: C.S. Lewis on Jesus Christ

"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would be either a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

- C.S. Lewis

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Historical Apologist: Edward John Carnell

Edward John Carnell (1919-1967) was one of the leading evangelical theologians and apologists in the twentieth century. Carnell's apologetic arguments tended to link the case for Christianity with our knowledge of values and ourselves, and he was one of the first evangelicals to write about Soren Kierkegaard.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 21.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Resurrection Resources Galore

Here is a link to the Christian CADRE's Resurrection page, chock full of resources, articles, and defenses of the resurrection of Christ. This is a great launching point for all things regarding the resurrection. Check it out.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

J.P. Moreland MP3 Audio - The Importance of the Mind in Christian Living

Dr. Moreland makes it plain that this talk is for Christians. Contending that the Church is now in one of the most anti-intellectual periods in history, Moreland draws a stark picture of how Christians' neglect of intellectual pursuits has hurt missions, Christian discipleship, and the very cause of the gospel. Moreland traces the historical path that has brought about this current problem, discusses its implications for today, and provides biblical injunctions and practical solutions for a way out of this serious problem for the Church.
MP3 Audio here.

From Veritas Media.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Featured Apologetics Podcast: The Theology Program

Here's a great link to The Theology Program's Electives podcast. This podcasts includes:

• Christian Apologetics Methods with Dr. Rob Bowman (9 MP3's)
• Introduction to Christian Apologetics with Dr. Rob Bowman (19 MP3's)
• Christian Philosophy of Religion with Dr. Paul Copan (9 MP3's)

Subscribe here in iTunes.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gary Habermas on Infidel Guy Radio Show MP3 Audio

Gary Habermas speaks to Reginald Finley on his Infidel Guy radio show. The discussion covered topics such as the resurrection, miracles, and near death experiences (NDE's). It was an interesting listen, as Habermas reasons with the Infidel Guy and his apparent stance of global skepticism.

Full MP3 audio here.
Original audio at


Monday, November 17, 2008

Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson Debate MP3 Audio: Is Christianity Good for the World?

Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson debate: Is Christianity Good for the World? Wilson takes a presuppositional approach. Hitchens takes his normal approach. Good interaction. A very interesting debate.

Introduction - MP3
Debate - MP3
Question & Answer - MP3

Full debate PDF transcript here.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Quote: C. S. Lewis on Christianity

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

- C. S. Lewis

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Historical Apologist: John Calvin

John Calvin (1509-1564) was a French Reformation theologian and founder of the tradition that today is most strongly represented in Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Calvin worked out his theological views while attempting to reform the Swiss city of Geneva. Calvin's thought puts great emphasis on the sovereignty of God and the ways in which sin deforms the whole of human existence. Epistemologically, Calvinism puts emphasis on an innate sense of God's reality that has been damaged by sin, on revelation and on the inner testimony of the Holy Spirit.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 20.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Exploring the Science vs Religion Debate

This series by St Paul’s Cathedral brings together leading scientists, philosophers and theologians to explore some of the big questions of the science-religion debate: Does science lead to atheism? How did the universe come into being? What is the place of humans within creation? What is the human soul?

The Battle for the Truth - MP3
God and the Universe - MP3
Stories of Evolution - MP3
Body and Soul - MP3

Go here for debate website.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Is the Bible Reliable MP3 Audio by John MacArthur

John MacArthur's MP3 audio series: Is the Bible Reliable?

The God Who Speaks
God Has Spoken
God Has Spoken--But Why?
Our God-Breathed Bible
The Defense of Inspiration
The Amazing Truth of the Bible
The Bible Verifiable by Miracles
The Miraculous Jesus
Science and Scripture
Prewritten History, Part 1
Prewritten History, Part 2
The Foolishness of God, Part 1
The Foolishness of God, Part 2


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Making a Case for the Bible MP3 Audio by John MacArthur

Here is John MacArthur's audio series on Making a Case for the Bible.

Assorted Attacks on the Bible
Why We Believe The Bible Is True
Why We Believe While Others Reject
The Bible Is God's Word
The Doctrine of Inspiration Explained

Also added to The Ultimate Apologetics MP3 Audio Page.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Atheist Defense of Intelligent Design

The ID the Future podcast recently featured an interview with atheist philosopher of physics Bradley Monton. This is a particularly good listen, as Monton's tone and approach is quite interesting. There should be another part soon.

Download audio here. Subscribe in iTunes here.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Featured Podcast: Please Convince Me

Jim Wallace hosts a pretty good apologetics podcast called Please Convince Me. He takes a good hour to thoroughly go through a particular topic, or apologetic argument. A detective by trade, Jim also is schooled in theology and has a sharp mind and a kind tone. Worth checking out and lots of topics of interest in the pod feed.

Subscribe in iTunes here. Check out the excellent PleaseConvinceMe website as well.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday Quote: Edward John Carnell on Apologetics

"The heart must be kept tender and pliable; otherwise agnosticism converts to skepticism. In such a case, the value of apologetics is voided, for apologetics is aimed at persuading doubters, not at refuting the defiant. He who demands a kind of proof that the nature of the case renders impossible, is determined that no possible evidence shall convince him."

- Edward John Carnell

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Historical Apologist: Joseph Butler

Joseph Butler (1692-1752) was an Anglican Bishop who made important contributions to both theology and philosophy. Butler's Analogy of Religion was well known in the eighteenth century for its defense of orthodox Christianity over against deism. Butler made many acute contributions to moral philosophy, including a celebrated critique of hedonism, in which he argued that pleasure is not generally the direct object of desire but rather is a byproduct of other things that humans desire.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 19.

Friday, November 07, 2008

A Universe Built for Us - Discover Magazine and the Multiverse

Tom Gilson's Thinking Christian blog has a good write-up on Discover Magazine's current issue regarding the multiverse theory. It seems they just can't get away from God -- although are trying very hard.

"Call it a fluke, a mystery, a miracle. Or call it the biggest problem in physics. Short of invoking a benevolent creator, many physicists see only one possible explanation: Our universe may be but one of perhaps infinitely many universes in an inconceivably vast multiverse."

Be sure to keep up with Tom's blog for other good stuff.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

William Lane Craig Comprehensive Debate List

Here is an excellent link to a comprehensive list of almost all of William Lane Craig's debates. It is a full listing of audio, video, and transcripts that are available.

Any new audio will be added to this blog as it appears, but this link is a great one-page resource: William Lane Craig Comprehensive Debate List.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

John MacArthur Sermon Archive FREE

The internet will be slow today with traffic, as John MacArthur's sermon archive vault is cracked open and all the sermons are available for FREE download. This is the motherload of preaching and teaching audio... FREE!

Go here.


Monday, November 03, 2008

The Top 5 Questions by Ravi Zacharias and William Lane Craig MP3 Audio

Ravi Zacharias and William Lane Craig answer what is perhaps the most asked questions of all time: What is the meaning of life? and more.

The Top 5 Questions part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday Quote: Charles Spurgeon on a Humble Mind

"No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than thoughts of God."

- Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Apologetic Methodology of Blaise Pascal by Dr. Phil Fernandes

Dr. Phil Fernandes presents a good article on The Apologetic Methodology of Blaise Pascal.

"Blaise Pascal had a unique apologetic methodology ... Pascal's methodology could be classified as a type of psychological apologetics. For he attempted to speak to the entire man, not just his intellect."

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