Many in our churches who spend time on our college campuses have come across the rather strange sect which teaches about the Mother Goddess. I had not come across this group personally until a recent experience while sharing my faith at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California. Normally, I like to avoid writing against groups I […]

We want to invite you to our first annual teaching ministry conference.  It will be Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2020 at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. This conference is for anyone who is now doing the work of a teacher or anyone who aspires to be a teacher in the […]

Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo gave a six hour workshop on the Book of Hebrews in San Diego 11/2/19.  Notes, PPT and recordings are attached.  Unfortunately, only the teaching by John Oakes is included in the recordings. (Intro, 4:13-12:5).  Hebrews PPT    Hebrews Notes      Hebrews Audio 1  Hebrews Audio 2    Hebrews […]

Question: If God exists then why have I never seen him or heard him? Answer: From your question, it appears that your concept of God is not the same as the biblical description of God.  In Hebrews 11:3, after the writer tells us that faith involves things which cannot be seen, he then tells us […]

Question: I have watched in a video by Kent Hovind where he gives the evidence that dinosaurs lived with humans and he has provided cultural evidences in which ancient inscription and arts portrayed dinosaur-like animals living with humans. And still some YEC teachers argue that Behemoth and Leviathan in book of Job refers dinosaurs . […]

Question: Why does Job 25:4 say that no man born of woman can be pure if Jesus, born of woman, is pure? Answer: Job is unique among biblical writing.  It is an account of the Satanic attack on Job, on his own response, on the opinions of his friends Bildad, Eliphaz, Zophar, Job’s responses and […]

John Oakes is now preaching regularly for the Bakersfield Church of Christ, so we will be posting all of his sermons here. 11/17  In Christ Part VII  In Christ VII PPT  In Christ VII Notes 11/10  In Christ Part VI  In Christ VI PPT    In Christ VI notes 11/3 In Christ Part V  In […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a 16 hour class together with Glenn Giles for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Mission 9/13-14/2019.  Because I am sharing the class with Glenn, this material does not cover the entire book.  The notes, however, do cover the entire book.    Old Testament Allusions and Foreshadows of Revelation  […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a series of lessons on the Book of James for the Bakersfield Church of Christ.  Notes, PPT and audio will be attached.  James PPT    James Notes  James Part I     James Part II     James Part III    James IV                   […]