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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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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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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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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Dr. John Oakes taught a class titled Christianity and Bioethics for the South Florida Church of Christ 8/30/2013.  The class focuses on the moral and ethical questions raised by the leaps in technology in the biomedical field.  He discusses the Christian Worldview and how it can guide us to decide which kinds of technologies Christians […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class for the South Florida Church of Christ 8/30/2013 on Christianity and Postmodernism.  In the class Dr. Oakes explains the history of modernism, discussing its strengths and weaknesses.  From there, he explains why modernism led to postmodernism, followed by a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the postmodern mindset. […]

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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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Dr. John Oakes taught a class titled Christianity and Bioethics at the 2013 ICEC at San Diego State University.  The class includes a discussion of the various technologies which we can assume will be coming in the fairly near future.  John proposes the kinds of technologies Christians should embrace and those which they should consider […]

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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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Editor’s Note: The essay below if by Randy Hroziencik, a student in our Apologetics Certificate program (see the link on the front page of the site).  It is a follow-up to another essay (referred to as essay #2) in which he answered a request to write a defense of atheism.   Thanks to Randy for permission to publish […]

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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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Randall Hroziencik, one of the students in our ARS Apologetics Certificate Program submitted a paper on the cultural and theological background to the two Genesis creation accounts, focusing on the genre of the first part of Genesis. We feel that this paper is of a very high quality and offer it for your consideration.  Thank […]

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