Friday, October 08, 2010

Resources for Getting Apologetics in Your Church

Looking to get an apologetics group started in your church? Then check out the free eBook and Podcast: "How to Get Apologetics in Your Church." First, you can look through the table of contents online. Or, download the eBook [Kindle format | PDF | Mobi | ePub]. Also, listen to the podcast via the RSS feed or through iTunes.

Once you decide to move forward, you might want to look for helpful resources. The resources below represent a sampling of what the series contributors have used, as well as other books, videos and resources that are suitable for small group use. See something missing? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.

DVDs
TrueU: Does God Exist?
The Truth Project
Tactics for Defending your Faith DVD course for small groups by Greg Koukl

LEE STROBEL
The Case for Christ
The Case for Faith
The Case for the Creator
Lee Strobel Film Collection
Lee Strobel's Faith Under Fire

DEBATES
Does God Exist? (debate between William Lane Craig & Christopher Hitchens)
Collision (documentary with debate between Christopher Hitchens & Douglas Wilson)
The God Delusion Debate (Richard Dawkins & John Lennox)
Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead?

ILLUSTRA MEDIA
Darwin's Dilemma
Unlocking the Mystery of Life
The Privileged Planet
Where Does the Evidence Lead?
The Intelligent Design Collection

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

How Should We Then Live? (Francis Schaeffer series)

Dr. William Lane Craig Videos on Youtube (500+)

Prophecies of the Passion
Lost Gospels or False Gospels?
Catholicism: Crisis of Faith
The Lost Book of Abraham
The Bible vs. The Book of Mormon
DNA vs. The Book of Mormon

BOOKS
For Small Group Study
The Case for Faith
The Case for Christ
The Case for a Creator
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
On Guard
On Guard Study Guide
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus
I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist
20 Evidences that God Exists

For Leaders / or advanced group study
Reasonable Faith
Reasonable Faith Study Guide
Apologetic Preaching: Proclaiming Christ in a Postmodern World

Love Your God with All Your Mind
Without a Doubt: Answering the 20 Toughest Faith Questions
The Case for Life
Unshakable Foundations

WEB RESOURCES
Apologetics Group Directory
Reasonable Faith Chapters
Reasonable Faith Tools
Apologetics Guy Accessible Apologetics Lessons
Apologetics PowerPoint Directory
TELOS Program
www.3eimpact.org

TRAINING
Biola's Apologetics Certificate
Biola's Masters in Apologetics Program
Certified Apologetics Instructor Program
Cross Examined Instructor Academy
Masters Programs in Christian Apologetics

PRACTICAL TOOLS
Microsoft PowerPoint
Projectors and Screens
The best PowerPoint Remote
Whiteboards

8 comments :

pds said...

Great series Brian. Very helpful, encouraging and insightful.

kkendrex said...

I have found "20 evidences that God Exits" to be very easy book to use with an adult bible study.
Keith Kendrex
Evidence4faith.com

Brian said...

You're right, Keith -- that is a great one.

Damon Whitsell said...

I would like to add to the list the "Contending for the Faith" 24 DVD collection of Charlie Campbell's (from AlwaysBeReady.com -ABR) best selling Apologetics DVD's.

Thanks to Brian and AP315 I started an apologetics movie night at our church and the ABR DVD's where liked so much by my pastor and our members that our pastor decided to move the DVD viewing from Thursday night to Sunday Morning so that more people would get a chance to see them.

When purchasing all 24 DVD's for 169$, that comes out to about 7 dollars a DVD. And I think each of the DVD's is well worth 2 or 3 times that much.

Here is the URL.

http://alwaysbeready.mybigcommerce.com/contending-for-the-faith-24-dvds-charlie-campbells-best-selling-dvds-in-one-case/

Damon Whitsell said...

Looking for some DVD material that will focus on evangelism I found Koukl's "Tactics for defending the Faith" interactive DVD's.

FROM THE WEBPAGE
"Included are six one-hour interactive sessions on DVD with discussion, role-playing, self-assessment quizzes, recall exercises, memory tools, games, and competition. Comprehensive leader and student manuals are included in PDF for printing and copying. And when you learn the material well enough to teach this course without the DVD, use the PowerPoint slides included on the data CD.

You will have everything needed to teach or facilitate a group to be stronger and better equipped to skillfully present their faith and the reasons why Jesus Christ is the answer."

The URL
https://secure2.convio.net/str/site/Ecommerce/2012229583?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=3101&store_id=1161

mentalist49er said...

Just finished Alister Mcgrath's Mere Apologetics - A down to Earth but worthwhile Apologetics accompaniment, rather than series of arguments to just rote learn. He seems to value Kreeft & Tacelli's 'Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith' highly. Anyone recommend this too? Speaking of catholics, I've also been impressed with by the knowledge, insight & style of Robert Spitzer from what I have seen online & on catholic Tv. 'New proofs for the existence of God' worth a go?
BTW - Thank you Brian, This 'How to Get Apologetics in Your Church' series has been a joy to read & of great assistance to me as I'm hoping to get something going in my church, after developing a passion for apologetics since it (via WLC) brought me to faith several yrs ago!

Anonymous said...

Any suggestions on material that would be a great starting place for high school teens?

Brian Auten said...

I suggest "True U" with Stephen Meyer—Does God Exist?

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