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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ARS, together with the Los Angeles International Church of Christ, are putting on a one day conference designed primarily for university students and singles.  The event includes a “Dialogue With a Skeptic” between Douglas Jacoby and Michael Shermer.   To pre-register (cost $5) go to   http://laicc.org/resources/answers        See below for more information.   We will be having a follow-up event […]

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Illuminations Publishers has just published a new book by John Oakes.  The title is “The Christian Story: Finding the Church in Church History.”  It covers the history of Christianity from AD 30 to the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451.  The book is intended to help Christians understand best how to “do” church today.  Copies […]

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Class #5 in our apologetics certificate program: Biblical Criticism and Inspiration is now available. The ten-hour class is taught by Glenn Giles, an elder in Denver, Colorado. To order the class or any of our other Apologetics Certificate classes, click on the ARS Apologetics Certificate Program icon or contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com or 858-505-8841.

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Dr. John Oakes, Robert Carrillo Pedro Figueroa and Mark Wilkinson taught an 8-week 16-hour introduction to the Old Testament on consecutive Saturdays Feb 25-April 14 at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego, CA.  To view the notes, the power point:    Old Testament Survey Notes   Introduction OT PPT   Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel    Recordings are available in the EFC […]

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ARS will be sponsoring a six-hour class on Islam 9:00-4:00 Saturday May 4th.  The location is 15610 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249.  Teachers will include Dan Conder and John Oakes.  The cost for the class is $20.  Suggested reading, schedule, registration and more information will be posted soon.  For more information, contact Jan at joakes01@san.rr.com

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It is not surprising, and it was just a matter of time, but it appears that scientists have now found a fairly reasonable candidate for a place which could support life outside our solar system.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655?mid=5475  See article below. With fantastic advances in the ability of astronomers to see distant objects it became clear a […]

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Dr. John Oakes and Mark Wilkinson taught a class on how to understand and interpret the Bible.  This was a 7 hour class.   The suggester book for this class is "How to Study the Bible For All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart.            Notes Hermeneutics     Hermeneutics PPoint 1.04 Mb     AUDIO is no longer available […]

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Apologetics Class:  Biblical Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy  The class has now been taught by Dr. John Oakes, Dan Conder and Brian Colon.  Notes and Power Point are attached.   Notes: Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy   PPoint Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy 6.69 Mb Apologetics Class:  Biblical Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy Instructors:  John Oakes, PhD  and Dan Conder Required reading:  […]

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See below for a full report on the missionary teaching trip by John Oakes. some videos from the trip:  (pain and suffering, Jesus in the Old Testament) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRKEv0QeSoE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNlnkztGJmI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86nx5a_UL8  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBIfPjugKBQ     Missionary Teaching Trip Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine June 30-July 19, 2011 Riga, Latvia June 30-July 3 Riga is a very charming city of 1.1 […]

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As of Wed May 25 we are now accepting registration for Saturday Only for the 2011 ICEC conference Christianity and the Paranormal.  See below for more information on the conference.  The cost for the Saturday-only event is $80 ($60 for students).  You cannot register for Saturday-only by calling the Queen Mary.  This must be done […]

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Dr, John Oakes is teaching a 5 part class on Christian Theology at Sundance Elementary School Wed 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15/2011 7:30-9:00.  For more info contact John Oakes at 858-505-8841   Christ Theol Notes   PPT Christ Theol 5.22 Mb      Christian Theology Part I 12.81 Mb    Christian Theology Part II 11.01 Mb     Christian Theology Part III 12.95 Mb  […]

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Free Online Apologetics Class! Lectures will be recorded on March 2nd, March 16th, March 30th, and April 13th. Topics will include: The Reliability of the New Testament, Arguments for the Existence of God, Responding to Atheistic Attacks on Christianity, The Resurrection of Jesus.  To register, click here: http://knowitstrue.com/school/login/index.php

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Class taught by Dr. John Oakes at the Mission Center of Hope, San Diego Feb 26, March 5, 2011.     Notes: Answering the Hard Questions        Power Point: Answering the Hard Questions 13.69 Mb  Topics include the Trinity, Foreknowledge vs Predestination, The Question of Evil, The Problem of Pain, Violence, Slavery and  other difficult questions from the OT and The […]

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See below for a brief report on the 2011 ICEC. Report on the 2011 ICEC: Christianity and the Paranormal  The 2011 ICEC Christianity and the Paranormal was a great success.  Eighty gathered to hear about and discuss a topic normally avoided in church settings.  Meeting on the Queen Mary provided a great background for considering […]

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This will be the eight in our series of ten-hour classes on Christian Apologetics.  The class on History, Archaeology and the Bible will be taught by Dr. John Wilson, Pepperdine University, Dr. Douglas Jacoby, AIM, Dr. John Oakes, ARS and Foster Stanback.  Date: October 29,30 in Irvine, California.  See below for schedule, outline and other […]

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                                                                                                                                                                                    As part of the 2010 ICEC John Clayton will be giving a public lecture titled Why I Left Atheism.  Clayton was once a devoted atheist who set out to write a book "The Bible: A Book by Ignorant People in and Ignorant Age"  The result: he became a Christian!  7:30 PM Location: 10 Goodyear, Irvine, […]

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John Oakes is teaching a class on the book of Daniel in San Diego Saturdays, beginning March 20.  See details below.  Outline, power point and recording attached.             Daniel Notes               Daniel Power Point 2.87 Mb   Recordings of all the classes are now available in the ARS store. There will be a five week class titled "Daniel, […]

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  The 2010 ICEC will be at Concordia University, Irvine, CA June 11-13.  Science and Christian Evidences.   2010 ICEC Flyer    ICEC Registration Form      Conference Schedule  Evolution Forum and buy a ticket       Flyer: Why I Left Atheism Friday Event         Concordia U. Map 1.62 Mb      Frequently Asked Questions   We at Apologetics Research Society are excited to announce […]

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The International Christian Evidences Conference will be at Concordia University in Irvine, CA June 11-13.  The theme will be Science and Christianity.  The conference will include a four-way forum on Christian views of Evolution.  Confirmed speakers include John Clayton, Douglas Jacoby, John Oakes, Robert Kurka and many more.   Information on registration, cost and housing will […]

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Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo will be offering a class on Christian Church History Saturdays 9:00-10:30 beginning Saturday 10/10/09.  Location will be at The Mission Center 6162 Mission Gorge Rd. Suite A San Diego, CA for the next six Saturdays.  Cost for the entire series is $10.  For more information or to register, contact Jan at […]

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New Class in Christian Apologetics to be Offered: Jesus and Christian Apologetics    The fourth in our series leading up to a certificate in Christian Apologetics will be offered Saturdays Sept 26.  The class will look at the evidence that Jesus is who he said he is and that he claimed what the Bible said he claimed.  […]

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A FAITH-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY: ARCHAEOLOGY & THE BIBLE  A class to be taught by John Oakes for an AIM program class Archaeolgy and the Bible in Marietta, Georgia July 10-12.  See below for details. A FAITH-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY:  ARCHAEOLOGY & THE BIBLE Last year’s Continuing-AIM (C-AIM) session with David Bercot was a hit.  Thanks for your interest and […]

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Our third annual Apologetics conference was held June 12-14 in Houston Texas.  The theme is Jesus: The Witness of History.   A debate under the premise Jesus, Man, Myth or Messiah was held between Dr. Douglas Jacoby and Dr. Robert Price.     Conference Flyer         debate_flyer and info sheet 413.88 Kb    Conference Presenters We request that those who attended fill […]

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 christian_theology_outline and infoDr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo will be teaching a class on Christian Theology on Saturdays starting 3/21 in San Diego from 9:00-10:30.  See attached information sheet.  The location will be the clubhouse at Portofino in Tierra Santa  (10690 Escobar Dr, San Diego 92124).  Recordings of the classes are also attached.      Christian Theology Outline    Power Point 2.46 Mb    […]

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 ScienceChristApologFlyerSecond is a series of classes toward a certificate in Christian Apologetics San Diego, CA 10/18 and 10/25/2008 Announcement:   Two-Part class to be offered Sat. October 18th and 25th:  Science and Christian Apologetics   The board of ARS is excited to announce that we will be offering a certificate in Christian Apologetics, which will include nine classes in total.  […]

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Announcement:  ARS will be sponsoring a two-part 10-hour class on the role of prophecy in Christian Apologetics September 6 and 13, 2008 in San Diego, California.   Announcement:   Two-Part class to be offered Sat. September 6th and 13th:  The Role of Prophecy in Christian Apologetics   The board of ARS is excited to announce that we will […]

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  2008 INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE Elmhurst College 190 Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126 FAQ Who is invited to come to the Conference? Anyone who wants to come is invited. Can I come to just one day of the conference? Yes, if you come on Saturday only the cost is $80 and $55 for a […]

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The video of the debate between Douglas Jacoby and Michael Shermer which was sponsored by the Apologetics Research Society is now available on YouTube The video of the debate between Douglas Jacoby and Michael Shermer which was sponsored by the Apologetics Research Society is now available on YouTube by going to http://youtube.com/profile?user=douglasjacoby. Doug requests that […]

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Apologetics Research Society is excited to announce the apologetics conference to be held in the Chicago area June 6-8.  This conference will include a debate between Dr. Doug Jacoby, Imam Shabir Ally and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.  Register now.  Apologetics Research Society is excited to announce the apologetics conference to be held in the Chicago area. This event […]

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