Dr John Oakes gave a class 10/17/2013 on how the Christian can know God’s will.  Coll 1:9-10, Psalm 119:110, Romans 12:1-2 and others are used.  The lesson focuses largely on how to obtain wisdom through advice.  This is clearly not Christian evidence, but we thought we would publish it for those interested.   Knowing and Doing […]

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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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Dr. John Oakes taught a lesson recently on discipling.  This is not a Christian evidence topic, obviously, but we thought some of our website users might be interested.  Discipling PPT   Discipling Notes   Discipling audio

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Dr. John Oakes taught a six-week class on World Religions on six consecutive Saturdays beginning on 2/23 9:00-11:00.   See below for suggested reading and schedule. World Religion Notes          World Religion PPT         World Rel Audio 1a   World Rel Audio 1b        World Rel Audio 2a   World Rel Audio 2b   World Rel Audio 3a          World Rel Audio 3b   […]

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Robert Carrillo and Dr. John Oakes taught a six week class on the writings of John.  The class was on Saturdays 10/6,13,27, 11/4,11 and 1/26/2013 at the Mission Center of Hope 6162 Mission Gorge Rd., San Diego, CA 92120.  For more information, contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com or 858-505-8841.  Schedule and recommended reading below.  Recordings are now 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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Dr. John Oakes, Robert Carrillo Pedro Figueroa and Mark Wilkinson taught an 8-week 16-hour introduction to the Old Testament on consecutive Saturdays Feb 25-April 14 at the Mission Center of Hope in San Diego, CA.  To view the notes, the power point:    Old Testament Survey Notes   Introduction OT PPT   Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel    Recordings are available in the EFC […]

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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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Dr. John Oakes and Mark Wilkinson taught a class on how to understand and interpret the Bible.  This was a 7 hour class.   The suggester book for this class is "How to Study the Bible For All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart.            Notes Hermeneutics     Hermeneutics PPoint 1.04 Mb     AUDIO is no longer available […]

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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 at the Mission Center of Hope, San Diego Feb 26, March 5, 2011.     Notes: Answering the Hard Questions        Power Point: Answering the Hard Questions 13.69 Mb  Topics include the Trinity, Foreknowledge vs Predestination, The Question of Evil, The Problem of Pain, Violence, Slavery and  other difficult questions from the OT and The […]

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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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