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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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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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 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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Editor’s note:  This Q & A was of sufficient interest, that I have decided to post it as an article as well. Question: If evolution and abiogenesis have simply naturalistic explanations behind the origins and development of life itself, then wouldn’t this replace any need for a god? Abiogenesis for example gives forth purely scientific and […]

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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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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 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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This lesson was taught by John Oakes, PhD in Bergen, Norway 9/2/2010.  Norway is a mainly atheist or agnostic country where traditional Christian apologetics may not work.  The lesson uses Acts as a model for how to do Christian apologetics depending on the culture.      Using Apologetics in Christian Outreach Notes       Using Apologetics […]

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This is a very interesting article by a good friend Jerry Maday on the evidence from the human ability to perceive music as evidence for design and an intelligent designer.  He also includes an interesting analogy to the mathematical relationship between musical scales and the radius of orbit of the planets, reminiscent of Kepler’s "Music […]

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The notes and power point are from a class taught by Dr. William Golightly at the 2010 ICEC.  The notes/essay attached are particularly good, providing a fairly comprehensive description of where cosmology is at today, as well as listing anthropic fine tuning arguments.       Essay: God and Cosmology    PP God and Cosmology 3.78 Mb

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Logical arguments for the existence of God.  A power point.  Notes included below.  Existence of God 130.50 Kb   Arguments for the Existence of God A philosophic question:  Does God reveal his nature both through general (natural) and special revelation?  On some level, both the cosmological and the teleological arguments assume general revelation is valid.  […]

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Reasons For Belief:  A class taught by John Oakes, PhD at Harvard University 10/16/2009.  The subject is reasons to believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. See EFC store for the recording   Reasons For Belief Harvard 2.76 Mb   The Bible: From God or Man? Delos B. McKown:             "Christianity is scientifically unsupported and […]

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  Dealing With the Atheist, Skeptic, & Intellectual Presented By: Kedron Jones, Apologetics Research Society   Note:  To view the power point presentation, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link.   I.                   Introduction: A Brief History of Philosophy 1.      Philosophers have attempted to answer 3 foundational questions in life. […]

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  Note:  This interview of Paul Davies is taken from the web site http://www. salon.com/books/feature/2007/07/03/paul_davies/index.html?source=email There are some highly speculative ideas, but we thought the article was interesting enough to publish here. John Oakes We are meant to be here People are not the result of a cosmic accident, but of laws of the universe […]

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  Biomimetic Tissue Engineering:  Scientists’ and Engineer’s Reliance on The Master Designer This Power Point presentation was created for the Apologetics Conference in Irvine, California at Concordia University.  To view of download the power point, scroll to the bottom of the document and click on the link. Tom Hedman, PhD Associate Research Professor Biomedical Engineering […]

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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins:  A Review   Richard Dawkins is arguably the best-known evolutionist and atheist today. He has written a number of books explaining modern discoveries as they relate to the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. Some of his better-known works include The Selfi sh Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, River out of Edenand […]

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Cosmic Origins   The significance of the Big Bang for Theism   Matt Longhorn, Reading, UK (philosophical_1@hotmail.com) September 21, 2006   The story of our understanding of the universe has been charted well in the agnostic author Robert Jastrow?s – God and the Astronomers. Jastrow traces the Big Bang theory back to mathematical calculations by […]

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? THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN DEBATE   From Kansasto Dover, Pennsylvaniato BaylorUniversitya debate has been raging across the United Statesover whether or not the theory of intelligent design should be taught in schools.  Recently, televangelist Pat Robertson said of the voters in Dover, Pennsylvaniawho turned out a pro-ID school board, ?If there is a disaster in […]

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Note:  I do not know the author of this excellent article.  It was found at    http:/ /mywebpages.comcast.net/mkent595/Originoflife.html  Origin Of Life (and irreducible complexity)    notes            Origin of Life – 1 "Any theory with a probability of being correct that is larger than one part in 1040,000 must be judged superior to […]

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The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories By: Stephen C. Meyer Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington September 29, 2004 On August 4th, 2004 an extensive review essay by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture appeared in the Proce edings of the Biological Society […]

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