Dr. John Oakes did a teaching weekend 5/5 and 5/6 in Santa Barbara.  Audio for his lesson on God and Science is attached, as well as the power point.  He also did a lesson Acts and Church History.  It was not recorded, but for those who requested, the power point is attached.  There were about […]

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Archaeologists recently reported in National Geographic on excavations in the Negev desert which supports the biblical picture of Solomon as a powerful and wealthy king of Israel.  They appear to have discovered some of “King Solomon’s mines.”  Evidence from 3000 year old dung supports the belief that Solomon’s kingdom stretched from the Mediterranean to the Negev. […]

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Dr. John Oakes is delivered a number of lessons on a missionary teaching trip in South Asia Jan 5-22, 2017.  Attached are power points, notes and audio for these lessons.   From Shadow to Reality India Audio    Existence of God Audio    Reliability of the Bible Audio   Marriage Divorce and Remarriage Audio   Marriage and Divorce Notes   Acts […]

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Last weekend we brought together eight teachers from across the US for a conference on History, Archaeology and Christianity.  We are really grateful to York College in York, Nebraska for hosting the conference.  A few of the notes and power points from the conference are attached here.  The audio is available through the membership option […]

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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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Dr. John Oakes gave a lesson for the Seattle Church of Christ titled “What is Truth?”  The lesson discusses the Christian and other Worldviews and how to explain Christianity to those who have a different world view.  This lesson has been posted before, but the PPT has been updated extensively.  What Is Truth PPT    What is […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught on many topics for churches in Ukraine, Moldova and Russia June 14-July 3, 2016.  All audio are in both English and Russian.  Evidence for Jesus Kiev PPT   Evidence for Jesus Russian I  (note: part II will be posted later)  Evidence for Jesus Russian III   Ezekiel Russian I    Ezekiel Russian II  Ezekiel notes  […]

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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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John and Jan Oakes taught classes for a singles conference in Tijuana focusing in on the claims of Jesus.  Notes and Power Point in English and Spanish and audio in Spanish.   I AM The Way Notes  I AM the Way PPT   Yo Soy El Camino PPT     Yo Soy El Camino Audio   I AM The Truth Notes    […]

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The Apologetics Research Society, along with the South Florida Church of Christ put on a Christian Evidence weekend in Miami/Dade and Broward County, including at Florida International University Sept. 18-20, 2015.  The audio and some of the power points and outlines are attached.   God is Good: The Problems of Pain, Suffering and Evil PPT    Problem […]

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Editor’s Note:  Rich Wright, one of the students in our ARS Apologetics Certificate Program, has written an excellent paper on the question of the inerrancy of the Bible, focusing in on the most important document on that topic ever published, which is known as the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy.  He criticizes their approach, especially with […]

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Dr. John Oakes is taught a class on Answering the Hard Questions at the 2015 International Christan Evidence Conference at York College in York, Nebraska, June 19-21.  He gave a brief overview of the Christian world view before launching into the Christian answer  to the questions both believers and non-believers often struggle with, such as […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class on Presuppositional Apologetics at the 2015 International Christan Evidence Conference at York College in York, Nebraska, June 19-21.  He gave a brief overview of the types of apologetics, followed by an analysis of the strong and weak points of presuppositional apologetics, followed by a discussion of world view apologetics. […]

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Dr. Richard Knopp gave a class at the 2015 ICEC at York College in York, Nebraska on the role of doubt in the life of the Christian believer.  He argued that, ot only is doubt normal, it is also good.  The one who does not doubt is one whose faith is unreliable and not healthy. […]

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Dr. Richard Knopp from Lincoln Christian University gave the keynote address for the 2015 ICEC at York College, in York, Nebraska.  The presentation was on the history of and advice about the wisest approach to using the concept of world view to both increase the faith of believers and to take faith in Jesus Christ […]

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Dr. John Beggs, physics professor at Indiana University gave an amazing presentation on the the implications of discoveries in neuroscience on the question of human consciousness, free will and the soul.  He gave a detailed picture of what we know about brain function from neuroscience, especially from his own research program.  He explained how the […]

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Michael Burns gave a presentation on The Resurrection World View at the 2015 ICEC at York College in York, Nebraska June 19 and 20, 2015.   The class included a historical analysis of the concept of resurrection, an in-depth analysis of the evidence for the resurrection, but also emphasized the implications, both personally and for […]

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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 is teaching a class on the evidence which supports belief in the biblical Jesus at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego Saturdays 9:00-10:30.  Your are invited to attend, but the power point, outline and audios will be posted here.   Evidence for Jesus Notes        Evidence for Jesus PPT  […]

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One of the most significant Greek New Testament manuscript finds of all time was revealed in a recent article in CNN  http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/21/living/gospel-mummy-mask/ .  If confirmed, then this will be a game-changer in the way it supports by physical evidence the early date of the writing of the gospels.  As will all such claims, it is wise […]

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John Oakes has been traveling in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.  Below are some of the audios as well as some notes and power points for the lessons on this teaching trip.   Daniel audio Harare    Daniel PPT     Kingdom of God audio Harare   Kingdom of God notes   Living by Faith audio Harare   Living by […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught three classes in Asuncion, Paraguay and La Paz, Bolivia which were translated into Spanish.  The three are From Shadow to Reality (De la Sombra a la Realidad), Living by Faith (Viviendo por la Fe), and God and Science (Dios y la Ciencia).   Also included are power points for two of […]

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This course was taught by Kedron Jones, a board member for the Apologetics Research Society. The aim of this course was to train and equip individuals to winsomely and articulately communicate the content of the pro-life position in an attractive manner. Successful pro-life apologists pursue four essential tasks. First, they clarify the debate by focusing public […]

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