We are reposting an article on a biblical and historical perspective of Christmas from 2007 for your enjoyment.  Merry Christmas.  John Oakes   Is Christmas a Christian Holiday? Christmas sure has taken a beating lately, seemingly from all sides.  The secularists demand that we say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas,  while some believers have threatened […]

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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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Responding to Competing Pictures of Jesus  by Dr. Robert Kurka.  Presented at the International Christian Evidence Conference 6/13/2009   2009 International Apologetics Conference                    Dr. Robert C. Kurka Houston, TX                                                  Professor of Theology and Church in Culture June 12-13, 2009                                                       Lincoln Christian Seminary                                                                                                 rkurka@lccs.edu                         "Responding to Competing Pictures of Jesus"   According to […]

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Notes for a class on King David (1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles) by John Oakes Spring, 2009   Lessons From the Life of David Life of David: Born in Bethlehem, the son of Jesse during the reign of Saul. The last of eight sons. Ruddy, handsome  Russel Crowe, Clint Eastwood. As a […]

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  Scientific Materialism/Naturalism an article by John Oakes, PhD Apologetics and the Christian World View Part II Scientific Materialism/Naturalism In the previous essay we looked at why people ought to think carefully about their view of the world, and at the importance of forming and holding to a consistent world view.  We have considered a […]

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A message by Philip about the relationship between Hannukah and Christmas (with a little apologetics thrown in!)   Messiah and the Lights of Hanukkah Hanukkah, the Jewish winter holiday also known as the "festival of Lights" derives its name from the idea of "rededication." It commemorates deeds of courage and faith among a Jewish army […]

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Outline of a lesson on Freedom in Christ and the responsibility which comes with that freedom and a discussion of our responsibility to use our gifts as ministers.   Freedom for what? What is the advantage of freedom? Illustration:  Mel Gibson  Braveheart    Freedom!!!! What is so great about being free in America?  What have we […]

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Induction, Deduction, Revelation:  Notes on a class on how to interpret the Bible and to determine what is best to do, suggesting that we need to take into account first, revelation, which is the direct teaching of the Bible, second Bible principles and third, experience as a source of wisdom.   Induction, Deduction and Revelation How […]

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Notes on how to maintain a dynamic personal relationship with God.  Class presented by Dr. John Oakes in Edinburgh, Scotland.   Thoughts on how to have a great personal Bible Study experience. Example in Numbers 11:4-6.   We never see anything but this manna!   Has the food you eat become somewhat bland to you?    (when I […]

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 Recording of the Hebrews class of 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 and 11/22 by John Oakes and Robert Carrillo in San Diego, CA    hebrews_part_1 6.39 Mb    hebrews_part_2 7.60 Mb    hebrews_part_3 14.19 Mb   hebrews part4 5.31 Mb    hebrews_part 5 14.88 Mb     hebrews_part_6 14.94 Mb     hebrews_part_seven 14.98 Mb    hebrews_viii_mp3 14.70 Mb

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See below for notes on the twelve "Minor Prophets" from a series of classes taught by John Oakes in San Diego.   Introduction to "The Twelve" In the Hebrew Bible, they formed one book and were not the last books in the canon. The Prophets: 2 Peter 1:19-21     Prophet = spokesperson, one who speaks for […]

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This article by Jason Goble, one of our contributors, is not strictly Christain evidence, but it is an insightful look at world view, so we are making it available.   Reality and the Disciple’s Worldview As understood By Jason Goble   Reality is the hardest thing to correctly perceive.      To know reality is to […]

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An outline on the role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life by John Oakes, PhD   The Holy Spirit The Facts About the Holy Spirit Genesis 1:2  The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts." (1 Samuel […]

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 Hebrews: Fate or Freedom 21/07/2008,19:41 An outline of the class can be seen by clicking on the link below, or click on the power point icon to see the power point presentation.    by John M. Oakes, PhD   Fate or Freedom June 26, 2008 Outline: I. Extremely brief overview of Hebrews II.  Brief introduction to […]

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 Power Point: Hebrews, Fate or Freedom? 358.50 Kb   Salvation, Predestination and Falling Away Sept 16, 2007   Theme of Hebrews:                              The preeminence of Jesus   I   Jesus is greater than all the prophets II  Jesus is greater than the angels III Jesus is greater than Moses IV Jesus the great High Priest […]

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