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John Oakes is now preaching regularly for the Bakersfield Church of Christ. We will be posting all of his sermons here.  Services are now live streamed Sundays at 10:30 at   See you there.  3/14 and 4/4 we will post at 3:30. 4/4  The Resurrection We Should Have Known    Resurrection Should Have Known Audio […]

Thanks much to Toney Mulhollen at IPI Books and to Amy Morgan, Ana Maria Caro Maita for help with the translation, Dr. John Oakes has his first book published in Spanish translation. Daniel: Profeta Para Las Naciones.  It is available at  Please consider getting a copy and letting your friends know! You May Also […]

Dr. John Oakes will be teaching a class on the Book of Isaiah for the San Diego Church of Christ and for the Bakersfield Church of Christ on five consecutive Sundays beginning Sun. 3/7 at 9:00 Pacific time on zoom at 342 225 5971 pw 857096   The class is open for all and is free.  […]

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Question: What do you make of the idea of protocells as a way of overcoming the problem of abiogenesis? Answer: If someone can explain how genetic information can self-assemble in these proto-cells, sure, but that is the problem.  The concept of proto-cells does not solve any of the major problems of abiogenesis.  In order for […]

Question: In an article in your website you talked about Zoroastrianism on some context. I’m a Christian with a broken faith.  I have learned of so many discoveries of made up stories in the Bible when you look from a historical/archeological point of view at the OT.  You said in the article you wrote that […]

Questions: I have an atheist friend, and we debated recently about religion and the existence of God.  He made two points:  1. Just because something is complex it doesn’t mean it is designed.  He mentions evolution as an example of his point.  2. He also says he is glad that he isn’t a Christian because […]

Dr. John Oakes is giving a six-session class on Romans for the campus group in Bakersfield, CA.  You can join on zoom (but better if you are college age) at 856 354 6038 pw 568399  Wed 7:30 3/10. 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, etc.  Notes, PPT and audio will be posted here.  Romans Notes  Romans PPT    […]

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on Old Testament/New Testament connections with his good friend Jerry Maday for the Worcester Church of Christ on several Wednesdays in March and April.  The classes can be watched live at 7:30 Eastern time (4:30 Pacific time) on the following link:  It will be every Wednesday in March […]

Dr. John Oakes, Dr. Gregg Marutzky and Dr. Steve Kinnard are teaching a class on the twelve “Minor Prophets” of the Old Testament Feb4,5,11,12 for the Los Angeles School of Ministry and Missions.  The notes and power point and audio from Dr. Oakes are here.   The Minor Prophets Notes LASMM    Minor Prophets LASMM PPT […]

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