The notes and power point are from a class taught by Dr. John Oakes 11/30/2010 as part of our ARS Certificate in Christian Apologetics.  The examples used are ones which are particularly useful in using archaeological finds to illustrate important biblical teachings.    Notes: OT Archaeology, Teaching and Preaching   PPoint OT Archaeology Teach/Preach 3.85 Mb

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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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The notes and power point are from a class taught by Dr. William Golightly at the 2010 ICEC.  The notes/essay attached are particularly good, providing a fairly comprehensive description of where cosmology is at today, as well as listing anthropic fine tuning arguments.       Essay: God and Cosmology    PP God and Cosmology 3.78 Mb

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Seventh Day Adventism:  A power point on the history and teachings of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  See notes below.  Taught by John Oakes in Jakarta 1/07/2010.  Seventh Day Adventism 155.50 Kb     7th Day Adventism Grew out of Millerite Adventist movement in the 1840s Miller prophesied that Jesus Christ would come back October 22, […]

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Roman Catholicism:  A Power Point.   See notes below.  roman_catholicism 149.50 Kb                                            Roman Catholicism A ridiculously brief history of Catholicism: The history of the Christian church can be summarized as the gradual corruption of primitive Christianity into a paganized, hierarchical, Roman Catholic Church. Interestingly, Catholics can legitimately claim that their church traces back to […]

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Logical arguments for the existence of God.  A power point.  Notes included below.  Existence of God 130.50 Kb   Arguments for the Existence of God A philosophic question:  Does God reveal his nature both through general (natural) and special revelation?  On some level, both the cosmological and the teleological arguments assume general revelation is valid.  […]

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The sixth class in our program leading toward a certificate in Christian Apologetics Apologetics and the Miracles of Jesus  Notes: Apologetics and the Miracles of Jesus    Power Point: Apologetics and the Miracles of Jesus 3.71 Mb Apologetics and the Miracles of Jesus Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 Instructors:  Foster Stanback and John Oakes, PhD Location:  Mission […]

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Power Point Presentations for a class by Glenn Giles of Denver, Colorado on Apologetics, Biblical Criticism and Inspiration.  Class was taught in San Diego Dec 11-12 2009.     Class 1 History of Biblical Criticism 170.00 Kb   Class 2 The Issue of History 146.50 Kb    Class 3 OT Textual Criticism 15.06 Mb    Class 4 NT Textual Criticism […]

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Reasons For Belief:  A class taught by John Oakes, PhD at Harvard University 10/16/2009.  The subject is reasons to believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. See EFC store for the recording   Reasons For Belief Harvard 2.76 Mb   The Bible: From God or Man? Delos B. McKown:             "Christianity is scientifically unsupported and […]

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 what_is_truth 576.00 KbNotes and Power Point for a lesson taught at San Diego State University 11/14/2008   What is Truth? Is Anything True Any more? John 18:37-38    Jesus:  "I came to testify to the truth.  Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." Pilate:  "What is truth?" Now that is a good question.  This […]

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 Hebrews: Fate or Freedom 21/07/2008,19:41 An outline of the class can be seen by clicking on the link below, or click on the power point icon to see the power point presentation.    by John M. Oakes, PhD   Fate or Freedom June 26, 2008 Outline: I. Extremely brief overview of Hebrews II.  Brief introduction to […]

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