The Spanish translation of Dr. John Oakes’ book Reasons for Belief, titled Razones Para Creer is now available in Spanish translation from Illuminations Publishers. IPI Books Here is the direct link to purchase the book: Razones Para Creer Please tell your friends, especially your Spanish-speaking friends about the availability of this book!
I am excited to announce that the last volume of my four-part book series on the history of Christianity is now available for purchase. The volume covers the First Great Awakening and the work of Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and George Whitefield, the Second Great Awakening and the rise of Evangelicalism, the Stone-Campbell Movement, Adventism, […]
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 www.ipibooks.com Please consider getting a copy and letting your friends know!
Dr. John Oakes gave a podcast on the Book of Hebrews, sponsored by Illumination Publishers (www.ipibooks.com), on four successive Mondays. Here are the power point and notes for the class: Hebrews PPT Hebrews Notes The audio for class #2,3 are here: Hebrews Webinar II Audio Hebrews Webinar III Audio Hebrewd IV Audio Here are the […]
Dr. John Oakes will be teaching a five-week class on the post-exile Old Testament books, including Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Esther, Nehemiah and Ezra. The theme of these books is God restoring his people to a relationship with him. There is much about the Kingdom of God here. The classes will be on five consecutive Saturdays […]
Dr. John Oakes’ new book In Christ has just been published by Illumination Publishers. It is available at www.ipibooks.com The book is about the blessings that come with life in Christ. A few of the chapters are: You Were Outside of Christ You Came Into Christ You Have Been Reconciled With Christ You Are a […]
We are excited to announce a brand new book by Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo. It will be available in two weeks, but can be pre-ordered now from Illumination Publishers, International. www.ipibooks.com Here is the link for purchasing the book. https://ipibooks.ecwid.com/#!/Hebrews—Living-By-Faith/p/168762906/category=18671191 See below for a brief excerpt from the introduction to the book. Hebrews: Living […]
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 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 […]
We are now on our way home from Egypt. This is the final addition to the journal Middle East Fall, 2018 Journal October 22-28 Israel Jan and I are here in Israel as part of Doug Jacoby’s Biblical Study Tour for a seven day sojourn through Israel. We arrive at Tel Aviv on Monday at […]
We are excited to announce that, with the help of Carlos Vargas we have set up a youtube channel. We will be posting videos regularly to this channel. To see a series of videos, Hebrews, Living by Faith, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPEaEoBuBA
Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo are teaching a 12 hour class on the Book of Hebrews for the Los Angeles School of Missions and Ministry in West Covina September 14-15. The class is designed for ministers, shepherds and teachers. For more information click here: https://www.laschoolofministry.com/module-4
Dr. John Oakes is starting a three week missionary teaching trip to Russia, Japan, Mongolia and Kyrgistan. Right now I am in Kyrgyzstan at a conference for leaders in Central Asia. I will be posting regularly while traveling. Vladivostok, Russia July 13-16 The first stop on my teaching trip this summer is Vladovostok, Russia. Travel […]
After 34 years of teaching chemistry and physics, I am happy to announce my retirement. This means one thing, which is that I will have more time to write articles and books, travel to teach for churches and to produce materials for the EFC website. We are looking to upgrade the web site and hoping […]
Thanks to the amazing contribution and help of Cory Wadstrom, Evidence for Christianity now has a podcast. We will be finding different modes to make this podcast available, but in the meantime we invite you to check out our first of many podcasts to come at this link: https://soundcloud.com/cory-wadstrom/podcast-ep-1-rough-draft?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email
Dr. Robert Kurka passed yesterday, 3/31/18. He was a great personal friend of all of the members of the board of the Apologetics Research Society. Bob was a professor of theology at Lincoln Christian University and a professor of Christian Apologetics, theology, and an expert of the Christian World View. He was also a preacher […]
Dr John Oakes is teaching a six week class on the Book of Genesis at ChurchSD in San Diego on six Saturdays, beginning on October 7. The class will be from 9-10:45. The cost of the entire series is $20. Light refreshments are included. For more information or to register, contact Jan at email@example.com. Notes, […]
These are my last two days in Kinshasa. The city is back to being peaceful and I am teaching again. See below for the latest. Missionary Teaching Trip Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo 2017 Lagos Nigeria June 28-July 3 This is my fourth visit to Lagos. It is a sprawling city on the Western coast of Nigeria […]
The San Diego Church sponsored a mini-conference on Grace. The principle teacher was Dr. Gregg Marutzky along with Dr. John Oakes, Doug Lovgren, John and Yung Gore, Austin Ferrel and Cory Wadstrom. Gospel Grace Audio I Gospel Grace Audio II Gospel Grace I PPT Gospel Grace II PPT Life In Christ PPT Life In […]
Dr. John Oakes and Pedro Figueroa are teaching an in-depth class on the books of Philippians and Colossians on six consecutive Saturdays from 9:00-10:45 beginning 2/25/17. We have now started Colossians. Pedro has started teaching. The PPT and notes below include Pedro’s. The class is at the Chinese Community Church 4998 Via Valarta, San Diego, CA […]
Dr. John Oakes will be making a teaching trip to India, Bangaladesh and Sri Lanka from Jan 5-23, 2017. We will be posting a journal, itinerary and lessons during the trip. Cities to be visited include New Dehli, Mumbai, Pune, Dhaka (Bangaladesh), Kolkatta, Bangalore, Chennai and Colombo (Sri Lanka). If you are able to attend […]
Mark your calendar: Nov. 11-13 The Apologetics Research Society is excited to announce our tenth International Christian Evidences Conference. The theme will be the evidence from History and Archaeology which supports the reliability and the message of Old and New Testaments. The dates will be Nov 11-13. The conference will begin on Friday morning. Speakers […]
Dr. John Oakes is taught a five week series on The Reliability and Inspiration of the Bible on Saturdays in October, 2016. Class Outline is below. Notes, PPT and audio are attached. Reliability and Inspiration Notes Reliability and Inspiration PPT Reliability and Insp Audio I Reliability and Insp Audio II Reliability and Insp Audio III […]
On Sept. 15-16 we were honored to be taught in a ten hour class on The Meaning of Baptism by Dr. Jack Cottrell of Cincinnatti Christian University. The class was absolutely amazing. You are going to have to watch this class. It will soon be available on both video and audio at www.ipibooks.com It is […]
After a three year hiatus, Dr. John Oakes has published the second in what will (God willing) be a three part series of books on the history of Christianity. The Christian Story Part II: Finding the Church in Church History. This books covers the years 450-1500 AD. Topics include the Church of the East, the […]
The Apologetics Research Society sponsored a six hour class at the University of California, San Diego on Islam. The teachers were Dan Conder and John Oakes. It also included from former Muslim converts to Christianity. The class covered the history of Islam, the life of Muhammed, the Quran and Hadith, Apologetics and Islam, Jihad and Islam, modern […]
Dr. John Oakes is taught an in-depth class on the Book of John. The event was sponsored by the San Diego Church of Christ. Here are the notes, power point and audio: Book of John Notes Gospel of John John Workshop Audio 1 John Workshop Audio 2 John Workshop Audio 3 John Workshop Audio […]
Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on six consecutive Saturdays beginning 2/27/16 from 9:00-10:40 at 4324 Clairemont Mesa Dr. San Diego, CA 92117. The class will be an exposition of the books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah. For those who cannot come, we will be posting the outline, power point and audio. To register, […]
Illumination Publishers just released a new ten hour CD set on the Book of John. The class is by Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo. It is available at www.ipibooks.com
Illumination Publishers just released a new 9-hour CD set. The class is on Christian Theology. It is team taught by Dr. John Oakes and Robert Carrillo. This class provides the basics for understanding who God is, which is, arguably, the most important topic any believer can study. It is available at www.ipibooks.com
Illumination Publishers have just released a new CD set on the Book of Revelation. This is a 9-hour class taught by Dr. John Oakes. It includes power point and notes as well. The CD set is available at www.ipibooks.com
ARS is proud and excited to announce the opening of the John Clayton Museum of Ancient History, featuring the Foster Stanback Collection. This museum has been the dream of our board chairman Foster Stanback for more than a decade. Huge thanks to York College in York, Nebraska for hosting this amazing museum. Here […]
ARS, along with the South Florida Church of Christ is putting on an apologetics weekend designed for university students, but all are invited. Teachers include Dr. John Oakes, Dan Conder, Kate Hall and Brian Colon. There will be an evangelistic event Friday evening at Florida International University and several classes on Saturday as well as […]
John Oakes is giving a sermon from Hebrews 11 titled Living by Faith in San Marcos. For location info contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The audio will be made available.
The South Florida Church of Christ is sponsoring a Christian evidences retreat/conference Friday to Sunday Sept. 18-20 in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. ARS will providing the speakers for the conference. It will be focused on campus, teens and singles, and will be evangelistically oriented. Speakers will include Foster Stanback, Dan Conder and Dr. John Oakes–members […]
Dr. John Oakes will be teaching for the Coastal LA region of the L A Church of Christ at a weekend retreat at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert, California. The topic is TBA. For more information contact Brian Craig at email@example.com
Dr. John Oakes will be traveling to Jakarta, Indonesia as well as at least three other cities in Indonesia June 26-July 9, followed by two days teaching in Singapore for the Singapore Christian Church July 10-11. Contact in Jakarta is Vania Salim firstname.lastname@example.org Contact in Singapore is Phua Hee email@example.com Dr. Oakes will be […]
Dr. John Oakes will be teaching at a singles conference for Iglesia de Cristo de Tijuana September 25 and 26. The topics are TBA. The conference is for the singles ministries in Tijuana, Ensenada and Mexicali.
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. […]
Dr. John Oakes will be doing a series of presentations at the University of Connecticut for the campus ministry of the Storrs Church of Christ. Friday night will be a public lecture on Science and God. The Sunday event is TBA. For information contact Max Weber at 706-255-3330.
Dr. John Oakes will be teaching a three-part class, along with Robert Carrillo, on the Book of Mark in San Diego, California Feb. 6, 20 and March 6, 2015. This series will not be open to the public, but the audio, notes and power point will be made available at the web site after the […]
Dr. John Oakes will be doing a teaching weekend May 1-3 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There will be an evangelistic event on Friday evening: God and Science, an in-depth Bible class on Daniel on Saturday and an evangelistic sermon for the Vancouver Church of Christ on Sunday. For locations or more information, contact Brian […]
Dr. John Oakes will be teaching a class titled “Evidence for Jesus” at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego, CA on six consecutive Saturdays beginning Saturday Feb 21, 2015 from 9:00-10:30. The audio, notes and power point will be posted at the web site. Cost: $20, which included light refreshments. The […]
Dr. John Oakes will be traveling to teach for churches in Harare, Zimbabwe, Gaboronne, Botswana, Windhoek, Namibia and in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesberg, South Africa Jan 2-19. He will be posting updates on his travels and experiences visiting churches in these cities at this web site, on Twitter (@evidence4christ) and on Facebook.
Dr. John Oakes and James Shults will be teaching a class on biblical books covering the period after the exile of Judah and Israel. The theme of these books is returning to God, restoring our relationship with God and rebuilding our lives with God. The books covered will include Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Ezra, Esther and […]
Foster Stanback, the Chair of the Board of Apologetics Research Society (the sponsor of this website) has teamed with York College in York, Nebraska to establish a Museum of Ancient History to specialize in items of interest to Christianity. The grand opening of the Museum will be in April, 2015. We have future plans […]
Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Book of Ezekiel on four consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning 9/12/14. The class is in San Diego at the Mission Center of Hope (6162 Mission Gorge Road San Diego, CA 92120. Suite A) from 7:30-8:45. Notes, power point and audio will be posted. Ezekiel notes Ezekiel […]
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 […]
John and Jan Oakes traveled July 10-Aug 5 to teach for churches in Buenos Aires, Asuncion, La Paz, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Below is a report on the 24 day teaching trip.
John Oakes has a new book available as of 7.15.14. The title is Golden Rule Membership. It is about the proper use of Christian Freedom and on the role of Christian membership and how to apply the Golden Rule to being part of God’s Church. The book includes practical ideas on Christian membership from Ron […]