Dr. John Oakes taught a class titled Christianity and Bioethics for the South Florida Church of Christ 8/30/2013.  The class focuses on the moral and ethical questions raised by the leaps in technology in the biomedical field.  He discusses the Christian Worldview and how it can guide us to decide which kinds of technologies Christians […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class for the South Florida Church of Christ 8/30/2013 on Christianity and Postmodernism.  In the class Dr. Oakes explains the history of modernism, discussing its strengths and weaknesses.  From there, he explains why modernism led to postmodernism, followed by a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the postmodern mindset. […]

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IPI published two new products from ARS this week.   The first is the recording of the entire 2013 ICEC in San Diego on Christianity and Culture.  The second is a 12 hour class on World Religions taught by Dr. John Oakes.  To order go to www.ipibooks.com or to this link:     https://www.ipibooks.com/AllProducts/tabid/59/rvdsfcatid/john-oakes-10/Default.aspx#.UdLaDPlQFqV

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All the lessons from the recent ICEC on Christianity and Culture at San Diego State University are now available through Illumination Publishers.  They are available at http://www.ipibooks.com/IPIStore/Details/tabid/89/rvdsfpid/christianity-and-culture-923/rvdsfcatid/featured-items-35/Default.aspx#.Uc3_uJVv-Rc Much thanks to Toney Mulhollen for making these available.   Note to those who visit the site:  John Oakes is traveling and teaching in the Middle East for […]

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Dr. John Oakes taught a class titled Christianity and Bioethics at the 2013 ICEC at San Diego State University.  The class includes a discussion of the various technologies which we can assume will be coming in the fairly near future.  John proposes the kinds of technologies Christians should embrace and those which they should consider […]

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We are excited to announce our seventh annual International Christian Evidence Conference:  Christianity and Culture.  The conference will be in San Diego June 14-16.  Teachers will include Guy Hammond, Dr. John Oakes, Dr. Dyron Daughrity, Joey Harris, Kedron Jones, Robert Carrillo, Todd Spath, Jennifer Konzen and Dan Conder.  We will be examining the relationship between […]

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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 excited to announc that the seventh of an eventual ten classes in our Apologetics Certificate Program is now available.  The class is Archaeology and Christianity.   The principal teacher is Dr. John Wilson of Pepperdine University.  Dr. Douglas Jacoby and Dr. John Oakes also are teachers in this calss. The classes now available are: […]

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Randall Hroziencik, one of the students in our ARS Apologetics Certificate Program submitted a paper on the cultural and theological background to the two Genesis creation accounts, focusing on the genre of the first part of Genesis. We feel that this paper is of a very high quality and offer it for your consideration.  Thank […]

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Author: Bill Pratt   Editor’s note:  This article is taken from the web site www.toughquestionsanswered.org Old-school atheists like Friedrich Nietzsche recognized that atheism utterly failed to answer the most profound of human questions, and thus atheism, he believed, led inexorably to nihilism.  Nowadays, most atheists are very uncomfortable with nihilism and want to distance themselves from […]

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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 power point is for a class given by Dr. John Oakes at the 2012 ICEC at UCLA October 20, 2012.  The focus is on the radical claims of Jesus and why, based on the evidence from filfilled prophecy and the miracles of Jesus, a reasonable person will conclude that Jesus’ claims about himself are believable.  […]

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Class #5 in our apologetics certificate program: Biblical Criticism and Inspiration is now available. The ten-hour class is taught by Glenn Giles, an elder in Denver, Colorado. To order the class or any of our other Apologetics Certificate classes, click on the ARS Apologetics Certificate Program icon or contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com or 858-505-8841.

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This lesson was given by Dr. John Oakes for the Iglesia de Cristo de Tijuana April 20, 2012.  Translation is by Mauricio Garcia.  The class is about hte reasons that the early church, starting with a small group of poor, uneducated people without power were able to conquer the entire Roman and Greek world.  Hechos […]

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ARS will be sponsoring a six-hour class on Islam 9:00-4:00 Saturday May 4th.  The location is 15610 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249.  Teachers will include Dan Conder and John Oakes.  The cost for the class is $20.  Suggested reading, schedule, registration and more information will be posted soon.  For more information, contact Jan at joakes01@san.rr.com

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A lesson by Dr. John Oakes 11/30/2011 in San Diego, CA. The topic is living by faith, which means believing in things not seen and living like an alien and stranger in this world. Click here to download.

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Apologetics Class:  Biblical Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy  The class has now been taught by Dr. John Oakes, Dan Conder and Brian Colon.  Notes and Power Point are attached.   Notes: Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy   PPoint Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy 6.69 Mb Apologetics Class:  Biblical Reliability, Inspiration and Inerrancy Instructors:  John Oakes, PhD  and Dan Conder Required reading:  […]

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Class taught by Dr. John Oakes 11/14/10.    The lesson focuses in on the definition and evidence for biblical inspiration, the meaning of biblical inerrancy, errors of copyists and translators, followed by an introduction to the English translations.  The final section discusses claims that the King James Version is the only acceptable translation and that others are of […]

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Below is a short but nicely reasoned article on the reliability of the canonical gospels by Brian Colon.   Evidence for the Reliability of the Gospels Brian Colón 10/20/2010 When assessing the truth claims of the Gospel narratives, the first question that usually arises is the question of the burden of proof.  In other words, […]

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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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