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MattMurdock
05-14-2016, 08:30 AM
I was wondering what apologetics websites TWebbers here are familiar with. Reasonablefaith.org and tektonics are pretty obvious ones. BioLogos is pretty decent as well.

Also, what criteria do you use to determine what a good tektonics website is?

I don't personal see a lot of merit in sites that spend most of their time attacking other Christian camps, such as Theistic Evolution, instead of actually presenting a case for God/Christianity.

While we're at it, any top book recommendations? I lean towards more technical work in philosophy and New Testament studies, but general apologetics books can be helpful.

Punkish
05-14-2016, 08:40 AM
Christian ThinkTank.

http://christianthinktank.com/

seer
05-14-2016, 09:31 AM
I was wondering what apologetics websites TWebbers here are familiar with. Reasonablefaith.org and tektonics are pretty obvious ones. BioLogos is pretty decent as well.

Also, what criteria do you use to determine what a good tektonics website is?

I don't personal see a lot of merit in sites that spend most of their time attacking other Christian camps, such as Theistic Evolution, instead of actually presenting a case for God/Christianity.

While we're at it, any top book recommendations? I lean towards more technical work in philosophy and New Testament studies, but general apologetics books can be helpful.

Welcome Matt, I like Alvin Plantinga, you can find much of his stuff here: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/philosophy/virtual_library/plantinga_alvin.htm

You might like these books by him

http://www.amazon.com/Faith-Rationality-Reason-Belief-God/dp/0268009651/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Warranted-Christian-Belief-Alvin-Plantinga/dp/0195131932/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Conflict-Really-Lies-Naturalism/dp/0199812098/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


As already mentioned Christian Think Tank and Bill Craig's Site.

MattMurdock
05-14-2016, 09:36 AM
Welcome Matt, I like Alvin Plantinga, you can find much of his stuff here: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/philosophy/virtual_library/plantinga_alvin.htm

You might like these books by him

http://www.amazon.com/Faith-Rationality-Reason-Belief-God/dp/0268009651/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Warranted-Christian-Belief-Alvin-Plantinga/dp/0195131932/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Conflict-Really-Lies-Naturalism/dp/0199812098/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


As already mentioned Christian Think Tank and Bill Craig's Site.

Oh, I'm very familiar with Plantinga. The 2nd and third books you listed I already own. Christian Think Tank is phenomenal as well. I will have to check out his virtual library though.

These are all great resources, but I had a thought. Of all of the apologists and apologetics efforts out there, I have yet to find a site that encompasses everything, linking to the best materials from other sites. Something absolutely huge. I don't know, maybe my standards are a little high.

37818
05-14-2016, 09:46 AM
www.str.org -- General Christian training with the theme of being ambassadors for Christ.
www.equip.org -- Equipping Christians to think and live Christianly.
www.carm.org -- Christian apologetics.

seer
05-14-2016, 10:25 AM
Oh, I'm very familiar with Plantinga. The 2nd and third books you listed I already own. Christian Think Tank is phenomenal as well. I will have to check out his virtual library though.

These are all great resources, but I had a thought. Of all of the apologists and apologetics efforts out there, I have yet to find a site that encompasses everything, linking to the best materials from other sites. Something absolutely huge. I don't know, maybe my standards are a little high.


I don't know Bill Craig's site has so much stuff on it, on all kinds of subjects. You must read a lot faster than me.

seer
05-14-2016, 10:26 AM
www.str.org -- General Christian training with the theme of being ambassadors for Christ.
www.equip.org -- Equipping Christians to think and live Christianly.
www.carm.org -- Christian apologetics.

STR is excellent!

MattMurdock
05-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Dr. Craig's site was my first resource when I became a Christian in high school. Reasonable Faith was the first book I purchased. I just mean a site that covers philosophy, exegesis, all of the arguments out there, all while directing you to all the other amazing work out there on other sites. Something that is practically a library in itself.

Also, why aren't more Christians aware of these resources? How can we change that?

seanD
05-14-2016, 01:05 PM
I've used Bible.org a lot as a source, mainly because of Dan Wallace's work. I personally like the scholars that deal with the history of Judeo-Christianity.

I don't think Christians are aware of these sites because Christians don't face the many issues and problems raised by modern skeptics, or some just don't care (they're more into the spiritual and emotional antics).

I was a TBN Christian schlub before I read the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. That book shook my faith but opened a door to a whole new realm of knowledge for me because it made it pursue the world of apologetics and NT scholarship.

Sadly, many Christians just fall away when they're faced with questions they can't answer. Weird how that works. It either drives you further away from the faith or drives you to a more solid foundation of the faith.

MattMurdock
05-14-2016, 04:31 PM
I have tried to compile a list. Here is what I have so far:

reasonablefaith.org
tektonics.org
johnlennox.org
christianthinktank.com
biologos.org
apologetics.com
apologetics.net
winterknight.com
bethinking.org
risenjesus.com
jpmoreland.com
afterall.net
crossexamined.org
impact360institute.org
ntwrightpage.com
alistermcgrath.weebly.com
calvin.edu/academic/philosophy/virtual_library/plantinga_alvin.htm
redeemer.com/learn/skeptics_welcome
home.messiah.edu/~rcollins/
alexanderpruss.blogspot.com
robkoons.net
alexanderpruss.com/papers/
garyhabermas.com
peterkreeft.com
paulcopan.com
premierchristianradio.com
beliefmap.org
danielbwallace.com
dangerousidea.blogspot.com
apologeticsinthechurch.com


Youtube channels:

drcraigvideos
ReasonableFaithOrg
The Veritas Forum
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
oneminuteapologist
Frank Turek
Impact 360 Institute
Theology, Philosophy and Science
InspiringPhilosophy
tektontv
firstcauseargument
PremierUnbelievable


Curriculums for group study:

TrueU (3 part series)
The Defense Never Rests: A Workbook for Budding Apologists (William Lane Craig)
Ask: RZIM's Interactive Youth Apologetics (Ravi Zacharias)
Big Questions - Teen Bible Study Leader Kit & Student and Leader Guide (by Andy McLean)
I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist - Curriculum Complete Set (Frank Turek)

thewriteranon
05-14-2016, 04:45 PM
Add Messianic Drew to the Youtube list. He has a blog, too. Particularly interesting as far as countering anti-missionary apologetics.

KingsGambit
05-14-2016, 04:57 PM
Personally I have a hard time getting past the fact that Glenn Miller endorses the Grace Evangelical Society on his website. I like Biologos a lot. James Hannam's website has some good stuff on historical issues as well. http://www.jameshannam.com

37818
05-14-2016, 06:58 PM
Personally I have a hard time getting past the fact that Glenn Miller endorses the Grace Evangelical Society on his website. I like Biologos a lot. James Hannam's website has some good stuff on historical issues as well. http://www.jameshannam.com

What specifically is the error of GES? That needs to be addressed.

Scrawly
05-15-2016, 01:50 AM
I've used Bible.org a lot as a source, mainly because of Dan Wallace's work. I personally like the scholars that deal with the history of Judeo-Christianity.

I don't think Christians are aware of these sites because Christians don't face the many issues and problems raised by modern skeptics, or some just don't care (they're more into the spiritual and emotional antics).

I was a TBN Christian schlub before I read the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. That book shook my faith but opened a door to a whole new realm of knowledge for me because it made it pursue the world of apologetics and NT scholarship.

Sadly, many Christians just fall away when they're faced with questions they can't answer. Weird how that works. It either drives you further away from the faith or drives you to a more solid foundation of the faith.

I second bible.org

KingsGambit
05-15-2016, 08:12 PM
What specifically is the error of GES? That needs to be addressed.

They teach that a mental assent to the truth of the gospel is all that is needed for salvation... but as we know, even the demons believe.