What is Apologetics?

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense or an answer given in reply. In ancient Athens it referred to a defense made in the courtroom as part of the normal judicial procedure. After the accusation, the defendant was allowed to refute the charges with a defense or reply (apologia). The word appears 17 times in noun or verb form in the New Testament, and both the noun (apologia) and verb form (apologeomai) can be translated “defense” or “vindication” in every case.

Links

As a way of getting to know about this ministry's passion for equipping folks in engaging our culture, I have provided "a few" links. I pray you will enjoy your time browsing the various sites on this page. If you have a link that you would like added, please forward it to me and I will be more than happy to review it and possibly add it to this page 


CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS MINISTRIES 

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA)
Embrace the Truth (Abdu Murray)
Schaeffer Studies Center 
L'Abri Ideas Library 
The Fixed Point Foundation 
Stand to Reason (Greg Koukl)
The Conversant Life (Brett Kunkle)
Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (Matt Slick)

Belief Map Website
Impact 360 Institute
Confident Christians (Robin Schumacher)
Be Thinking.org 
Reasonable Faith    Debate Transcripts  (Dr. William Lane Craig)
Traverse City Apologetics 
Tactical Faith Truth Ministries

AIIA Institute
Bible Sprout Website


Southern Evangelical Seminary 
TEAM: Tactical Evangelism and Apologetics Mission 
SES Blog: Why Do You Believe?
National Apologetics Training Center
Apologetics Training.org
Institute of Biblical Defense (Phil Fernandes)
Impact Apologetics 
Cross Examined.org  (Frank Turek)

Cold Case Christianity  (J. Warner Wallace's Resource site)
The One Minute Apologist  (Bobby Conway)


Virtual Office of Dr. Gary Habermas 
Virtual Office of Dr. Ron Rhodes (Reasoning from the Scriptures)
Virtual Office of Dr. Norman L. Geisler
Virtual Office of Dr. Richard G. Howe 

Why Do You Believe? - SES Blog
Meekness and Truth Ministries
Conversational Evangelism 
Norm Geisler International Ministries

The Case for Christianity: Part 1 : The Historicity of the Bible 
The Case for Christianity: Part 2 :  The Authenticity of Bible 
The Case for Christianity: Part 3 :  Who is Jesus? 
The Case for Christianity: Part 4 :  Who is Jesus?  His Resurrection 
The Case for Christianity: Part 5 :  What did Jesus Believe about the Bible?

Defending Inerrancy


RATIO CHRISTI STUDENT APOLOGETICS ALLIANCE 

Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance (Main Page)
Ratio Christi at Germanna Community College 

Rolling Stone Ministries, John and Laurie Stewart
Little Shepherd Ministries.org, Jerry Dupre


ADVOCACY GROUPS IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE


Alliance Defending FreedomThe Center for Public JusticeThe Center for Public Christianity (CPX)
The Claremont Institute

The Virginia Family Foundation
First Things



APOLOGETICS BLOGS RESOURCES

Apologetics 315 

The Areopagus Christian Study Center
The Poached Egg Christian Apologetics and Worldview Network
Christian Apologetics Alliance

Tom Gilson.org
Tom Gilson's Thinking Christian Blog



CONTENDING FOR SCRIPTURAL INERRANCY


The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (PDF here)
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics (PDF here
Defending Inerrancy (Chicago Statements Page)
World of the Bible Ministries


LADIES IN CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS


Amy Orr-Ewing (RZIM Profile)
Women in Apologetics.com
Natasha Crain - Christian Mom Thoughts
Marcia Montenegro - Christian Answers for the New Age (CANA)
Mama Bear Apologetics - Hillary Morgan Ferrer/Rebekah Valorous
Alisa Childers
Holly Pivec - My Word Like Fire
Letitia Wong - Talitha Koum
Kathryn Camp - Living Into the Truth Ministries
Melissa Cain Travis
Mary Jo Sharp


OTHER APOLOGETICS RESOURCES

Always Be Ready (Charlie Campbell)

Apologetics.com
Apologetics Academy (Jonathan McLatchie)
The Apologetics Index
Apologetics for Life (Gary Zacharias)
Apologetics Resource Center
Apologetics 105
Athanatos Christian Ministries
Christian Apologetics Project
Classic Works of Apologetics
Hope Europe MP3 Page 
Library of Historical Apologetics:  Rediscovering Forgotten Defenders of the Faith
Life Training Institute (Scott Klusendorf)
Missouri Baptist Apologetics Network
New York Apologetics
North American Mission Board Apologetics
Reasons for God
Reasons for Jesus
Satya Today Apologetics Movement (Pankaj Parmar)
Virginia Apologetics Union
Watchman Fellowship 



CHRISTIANITY AND THE CULTURE

The Barna Research Group
The Pew Research Group

Patheos.com
Intercollegiate Studies Institute: Educating for Liberty
National Right to Life
Family Research Council



HISTORICAL JESUS and NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES

Defending Inerrancy
N.T. Wright Home Page 
Mark D. Roberts Resource Page
The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts 
The Erhman Project You Tube Channel




CONTENDING FOR THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
RESPONDING TO THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW

Ministries Reaching Out to Muslims

Answering Islam
Answering Muslims
Apologetics Central - Jay Smith

Crescent Project
Debate Website (Jay Smith, et al)
Christians Answer Muslims
Political Islam.com - Dr Bill Warner
Muslim Journey to Hope
Muslim Hope

Radical Truth  - Joe Carey
The Good Way
The Straight Way

Witnessing to Muslims


Online Resources

Virtual Jewish Library

Arabic Bible
Online Islamic Library - Ahmadiya
Wiki Islam


THE DISCUSSION ON FAITH AND SCIENCE

American Science Affiliation 
Dr. John Lennox
Access Research Network
The Virtual Office of Dr. William Dembski
The Virtual Office of Dr. Michael Behe  (Talking Origins)
The Discovery Institute

Creation Ministries International
The Institution for Creation Research 
The Fourth Day Alliance

Reasons.Org




















1 comment:

Southern Evangelical Seminary said...

Thank you for putting our blog on your list of resources!