Dr. John Oakes and Pedro Figueroa are teaching an in-depth class on the books of Philippians and Colossians on six consecutive Saturdays from 9:00-10:45 beginning 2/25/17.  We have now started Colossians.  Pedro has started teaching.  The PPT and notes below include Pedro’s.  The class is at the Chinese Community Church 4998 Via Valarta, San Diego, CA […]

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Mark your calendar:  Nov. 11-13 The Apologetics Research Society is excited to announce our tenth International Christian Evidences Conference.  The theme will be the evidence from History and Archaeology which supports the reliability and the message of Old and New Testaments.  The dates will be Nov 11-13.  The conference will begin on Friday morning.  Speakers […]

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Dr. John Oakes is taught a five week series on The Reliability and Inspiration of the Bible on Saturdays in October, 2016. Class Outline is below.  Notes, PPT and audio are attached.    Reliability and Inspiration Notes     Reliability and Inspiration PPT    Reliability and Insp Audio I     Reliability and Insp Audio II    Reliability and Insp Audio III  […]

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The Apologetics Research Society sponsored a six hour class at the University of California, San Diego on Islam.  The teachers were Dan Conder and John Oakes.  It also included from former Muslim converts to Christianity.  The class covered the history of Islam, the life of Muhammed, the Quran and Hadith, Apologetics and Islam, Jihad and Islam, modern […]

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Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on six consecutive Saturdays beginning 2/27/16 from 9:00-10:40 at 4324 Clairemont Mesa Dr. San Diego, CA  92117.  The class will be an exposition of the books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah.   For those who cannot come, we will be posting the outline, power point and audio.  To register, […]

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Illumination Publishers just released a new 9-hour CD set.  The class is on Christian Theology.  It is team taught by Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo.  This class provides the basics for understanding who God is, which is, arguably, the most important topic any believer can study.  It is available at www.ipibooks.com

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The South Florida Church of Christ is sponsoring a Christian evidences retreat/conference Friday to Sunday Sept. 18-20 in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.  ARS will providing the speakers for the conference.  It will be focused on campus, teens and singles, and will be evangelistically oriented.  Speakers will include Foster Stanback, Dan Conder and Dr. John Oakes–members […]

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Dr. John Oakes will be traveling to Jakarta, Indonesia as well as at least three other cities in Indonesia June 26-July 9, followed by two days teaching in Singapore for the Singapore Christian Church July 10-11.   Contact in Jakarta is Vania Salim vaniadjohans@gmail.com   Contact in Singapore is Phua Hee pheerless@gmail.com   Dr. Oakes will be […]

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The 2015 International Christian Evidences Conference was held at York College in York, Nebraska June 19-21.  This was our eighth annual conference.  It was sponsored by the Apologetics Research Society and hosted by York College.   The theme was The Christian Worldview.  Why York College and why York, Nebraska, you might ask.  The answer is two-fold.  […]

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Dr. John Oakes will be doing a teaching weekend May 1-3 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  There will be an evangelistic event on Friday evening:  God and Science, an in-depth Bible class on Daniel on Saturday and an evangelistic sermon for the Vancouver Church of Christ on Sunday.  For locations or more information, contact Brian […]

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Dr. John Oakes and James Shults will be teaching a class on biblical books covering the period after the exile of Judah and Israel.  The theme of these books is returning to God, restoring our relationship with God and rebuilding our lives with God.  The books covered will include Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Ezra, Esther and […]

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Foster Stanback, the Chair of the Board of Apologetics Research Society (the sponsor of this website) has teamed with York College in York, Nebraska to establish a Museum of Ancient History to specialize in items of interest to Christianity.   The grand opening of the Museum will be in April, 2015.  We have future plans […]

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Dr. John Oakes engaged in a debate on the existence of God titled “God is Not Dead” at a teen camp in Jamul, California on 6/17/2014.   His opponent was recent high school graduate Hunter Garnier.  Hunter is no slacker, as he was valedictorian of his class and is heading off to UC Berkeley in […]

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We are excited to announce that the last of ten classes for the ARS Apologetics Certificate is now ready for students to take.  The class is Apologetics and World Religions.  It is taught by Dr. John Oakes and Dan Conder.  It, along with our other nine classes are currently available.  For more info, click on […]

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Dr.  John Oakes taught a class, Jesus in the Old Testament: From Shadow to Reality in San Diego on six consecutive Saturdays beginning Feb 22, 2014.   Outline and suggested reading for the class are below.   Jesus in OT Notes      Jesus in OT PPT     The recordings of this class are available at the web […]

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Kedron Jones, a board member of ARS (Apologetics Research Society) will be teaching a six hour class titled Defending Life:  Pro-Life Apologetics 101.   This will be a ground-breaking class for us as we explore the moral question of abortion.  The class will be taught in such a way that the arguments are not necessarily […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class on apocalyptic literature, including the Book of Revelation on six consecutive Saturdays beginning September 28 at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego.   Revelation notes    Revelation Power Point     The audio of this lesson is now available in the web site store.  Go to the front page and click on […]

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ARS is proud to announce that the ninth of ten classes in our Apologetics Certificate Program is now available.  The class is on the reliability, inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible.  The instructor of the class is Dr. John Oakes.   The class includes a study of biblical manuscripts and the canon of the Old and […]

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ARS is excited to announce the eighth of our ten courses in our Christian Apologetics Certificate is now available.  This is a ten hour class on the historical and archaeological support to the reliability of the Bible.  The instructors are Dr. John Wilson, professor emeritus of archaeology from Pepperdine University, as well as Dr. John […]

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IPI published two new products from ARS this week.   The first is the recording of the entire 2013 ICEC in San Diego on Christianity and Culture.  The second is a 12 hour class on World Religions taught by Dr. John Oakes.  To order go to www.ipibooks.com or to this link:     https://www.ipibooks.com/AllProducts/tabid/59/rvdsfcatid/john-oakes-10/Default.aspx#.UdLaDPlQFqV

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All the lessons from the recent ICEC on Christianity and Culture at San Diego State University are now available through Illumination Publishers.  They are available at http://www.ipibooks.com/IPIStore/Details/tabid/89/rvdsfpid/christianity-and-culture-923/rvdsfcatid/featured-items-35/Default.aspx#.Uc3_uJVv-Rc Much thanks to Toney Mulhollen for making these available.   Note to those who visit the site:  John Oakes is traveling and teaching in the Middle East for […]

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We are excited to announce our seventh annual International Christian Evidence Conference:  Christianity and Culture.  The conference will be in San Diego June 14-16.  Teachers will include Guy Hammond, Dr. John Oakes, Dr. Dyron Daughrity, Joey Harris, Kedron Jones, Robert Carrillo, Todd Spath, Jennifer Konzen and Dan Conder.  We will be examining the relationship between […]

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We are excited to announc that the seventh of an eventual ten classes in our Apologetics Certificate Program is now available.  The class is Archaeology and Christianity.   The principal teacher is Dr. John Wilson of Pepperdine University.  Dr. Douglas Jacoby and Dr. John Oakes also are teachers in this calss. The classes now available are: […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a six-week class on World Religions on six consecutive Saturdays beginning on 2/23 9:00-11:00.   See below for suggested reading and schedule. World Religion Notes          World Religion PPT         World Rel Audio 1a   World Rel Audio 1b        World Rel Audio 2a   World Rel Audio 2b   World Rel Audio 3a          World Rel Audio 3b   […]

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We are pleased to announce that the sixth of an eventual ten courses in our Christian Apologetics Certificate Program series is now available for students to take the course.  The topic is The Existence of God.  The class is taught by Dr. Douglas Jacoby and Dr. John Oakes.  The class is $150 ($125 in the […]

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Robert Carrillo and Dr. John Oakes taught a six week class on the writings of John.  The class was on Saturdays 10/6,13,27, 11/4,11 and 1/26/2013 at the Mission Center of Hope 6162 Mission Gorge Rd., San Diego, CA 92120.  For more information, contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com or 858-505-8841.  Schedule and recommended reading below.  Recordings are now in the […]

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