Apologetics To Go! Easy-share Video Answers

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These short, easy-to-understand videos are like having Apologetics Experts on speed dial!

 

 

 

Ever been talking with a friend about God and suddenly wished you could call some kind of Apologetics-911? Then, a friendly expert would appear to rescue you with a short, clear answer!

Your wish is about to be granted! This post features three video series that address that exact problem! Here’s real help for answering questions about Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible! Continue reading

Apologetics for Hispanic Friends: 5 Recommendations

This Cinco de Mayo:

Remember your Hispanic friends & neighbors in a way that counts for Eternity!

#1. Master Apologist, William Lane Craig has written ten illustrated booklets to help you teach Christian truth to children and answer some of their deepest questions about God.  Details and ordering here.

 

#2. Spanish Edition Apologetics Study Bible
Includes articles that highlight key apologetics aspects of each Bible book, profiles of historic Christian apologists, hundreds of apologetics questions, and answers to today’s faith issues written by well-known, contemporary apologists.
Around $40 for a hardcover edition. Continue reading

Hasn’t Science Disproven the Bible?

Apologetics Road TripThe short answer is “no.”
Science hasn’t “disproven the Bible.”

Still, this question will come at you before you make it too far down the road – and probably a few more times after that!

Nonsense remains nonsense…
Nevertheless, don’t be intimidated: as Oxford University mathematician, Prof John Lennox says, “Nonsense remains nonsense, even when talked by world-famous scientists.” I would add to that, “Nonsense remains nonsense … even when it’s repeated every day in thousands of media outlets.”

It will take strategy, not just facts
Because this particular brand of nonsense is so prevalent, it will not be enough to just trade in facts. You can, for example, present evidence for intelligent design all day long, and a committed materialist naturalist will just keep saying, “Evolution did it.” Or “Nature,” “natural causes,” or the gods of Time and Chance. Such discussions get old fast, and usually degenerate into name-calling contests.

Good news: tons of free, easy-to-understand, ready-to-use tools
So, what can you do instead? Well, it will take more than one post to answer that; truth be told, probably more than one post series. But, the heartening news is that God has raised up smart, talented people who are providing ever-better answers for ordinary people to use. As soon as we get back on the road, we’ll plug some future destinations into our on-board navigation system, and go in search of those resources.

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But, for today, let’s pull into the parking lot of ICR, the Institute for Creation Research, and see if they are open. Actually, it’s kind of appropriate to start here, because this is where the modern Creationist movement began. In 1961, in response to attacks on the scientific credibility of the Bible, Henry Morris and John Whitcomb published The Genesis Flood – and opened the floodgates for Christian scholars to re-enter the fray.

We’re not staying very long today, but let’s see if there’s anything we can get “To Go.” Hold on a minute while I scan the ICR resource catalog… ah! here’s something – perfect!

Dinosaurs, Fossils, and – fresh blood cells?
Here’s a short, fact-packed video that will at least challenge some well-known Evolutionary claims.

Spoiler alert: If Dino’s really went extinct 60 million years ago, why are we finding soft tissues (like blood cells, hair, and skin) in fossils? Shouldn’t the soft stuff have rotted away long ago?

What if the Earth isn’t billions of years old?
I picked this video to start the conversation because – think about it – the Age of the Earth is THE core issue. Evolution NEEDS billions of years to work with: it’s easier to imagine impossible events if you have lots of chances for them to happen. (Not that it means they actually ever happen – but more about that later.)

So, if no billions of years – the Bible’s explanation of The Beginning is back in the game.

For more engaging 2-minute videos like this, visit ICR’s That’s A Fact site.

Then, let’s pray – because this is about so much more than winning arguments:

Father, Elohim, Creator-God,
You said, on the very first page of the Bible, that “In the Beginning, GOD created the heavens and the earth..” You wanted us to know this, and, even more, you want us to know YOU. Our very life depends on you, and our forever life depends on knowing you.
I pray for every person who reads this post or watches this video. Help them to see the truth, to stand in the truth, and live in it. Create in them new life; life that can never die. 
We pray in the precious name of Jesus, the Last Adam who came to bring life, just as the first Adam’s sin brought death into the world. Thank you for sending Him. Amen.


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Neighborhood Apologetics: 6 Creation Movie Night Picks

3D-Glasses-3-by-Merlin2525{Why not} Host a Creation Movie Night?

Chillax with Compelling Content, Great Snacks & Real People

“Neighborhood Apologetics” is for real people in a natural, friendly setting. It’s for your friends and neighbors, not hostile academics or internet trolls.

Just pop the corn (and pray)
So, while you pop the corn and order the pizza – these high-quality, engaging movies do {at least some} of the heavy lifting.

 


Here are my 6 current picks – what’s your favorite Creation movie?
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Pick #1. Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels  (96 min).

This brand new (2014) release simply and concisely exposes Evolution’s fatal weaknesses. Devastating critiques of Evolution by 15 scientists with Ph.D’s earned at secular universities.

A comprehensive outreach tool that will cause at least some evolution-believers to sit up and listen.

Buy on Amazon (DVD or BlueRay), or directly from Creation Ministries International.

Also available in book form, and, for small group or individual follow-up, you can download a free study guide here.


Pick #2a. A Freebie, from Living Waters (38 min)
Ray Comfort’s 38 min short film, Evolution vs God, boldly interviews leading and aspiring evolutionists – and finds their answers wanting:

Pick #2b. (For a similar type of film, check out Ben Stiller’s exposé of the Evolution camp’s attacks on academic freedom in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Available for $2.99 rental or for $13.99 purchase.)


Pick #3. Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution – 60 min

These are so much fun! Great for kids of all ages! Former atheist professor, Dr Jobe Martin, introduces us to the design features of intriguing animals.

So many things I’d never thought about – so many design problems with such elegantly engineered solutions. Like: Why don’t giraffes get light-headed when they stand up after drinking? How do woodpeckers not shatter their beaks? How can beavers swim straight in a fast-flowing river while dragging a heavy tree branch?

Rent it here (instant access; $1.99 for 7 days) or buy individual DVDs or a nice gift boxed set of 3.


Pick #4. Superior “Intelligent Design” Films: 5-in-1  (approx 65 min each)

These 5 high-quality documentary films (broadcast on PBS and translated into more than 20 languages) present the scientific case for intelligent design with engaging, entertaining computer animations and tight logic that will at least make you think and definitely make you marvel.

DVD 1: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF LIFE  and DVD 2: WHERE DOES THE EVIDENCE LEAD transport you inside a living cell to witness jaw-dropping complexity, forever debunks the “simple cell” idea.”
“You go where the data leads you…”

DVD 3: PRIVILEGED PLANET “there’s something about the universe that can’t be explained by the impersonal forces of nature..”.

DVD 4: DARWIN’S DILEMMA considers the geologically-sudden appearance of dozens of major complex animal types in the fossil record without any trace of the gradual transitional steps Charles Darwin had predicted.

DVD 5: THE CASE FOR A CREATOR “Today, science is pointing more directly and more powerfully toward a Creator than any other time in the history of the world.” – Lee Strobel, former atheist and investigative journalist, documents his journey to faith as he followed the evidence.

Buy individual DVD’s or this Intelligent Design Collection directly from Illustra Media and use Coupon Code YTIM15 to save 15%!

Or Rent on Amazon – or Buy for one Low Price (approx $30) for all 5 films!


Pick #5. Origins – How the World Came to Be  – 6 videos, each 30 min

Highly acclaimed and popular creation series – features 15 outstanding men of science and is endorsed by leading apologists and Bible teachers like Henry Morris, Ken Ham, John Whitcomb, and Tim LaHaye.

Josh McDowell calls it a not-to-be-missed “powerful film series…”.

Easily rivals the beauty of a National Geographic or PBS special.
Generous showing rights included with DVD.

The 6 titles in the series are:
1. Origin of the Universe, 2. Earth – a Young Planet, 3. Origin of Life, 4. Origin of Species, 5. Origin of Mankind, and 6. The Fossil Record

Also available in Spanish and French.


Pick #6.  A Question of Origins – 60 minutes
You can watch a
Free Preview of the entire movie here or, for $19, grab your own copy.
Also available in multiple languages.


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15 Free & Nearly-Free Creation Magazines

Peileppe-red-fruit-treeCreation Magazine Bonanza!

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2. a large amount of something desirable

There are Creation Magazines and Creationist organizations all over the world!

This week’s road trip took me to the UK, Canada, Australia and all over the USA. The reward – a nice-size stack of free and nearly-free publications – ten popular-level and five technical, pro-level. Enjoy!


Bronze-DNA-icon#1. Acts and Facts
Monthly, full color news magazine published by ICR (the Institute for Creation Research).

Creation, Evolution, and related topics. 100% free sign up for print or digital editions, or read current and archived issues online.


#2. Creation Magazine (since 1978)
Quarterly 56-page full-color family magazine refutes Evolution, presents the true history of the world as found in Genesis. Nature, history, science, the Bible, and related subjects.Dino-Footprint

Great answers to defend your faith; easy conversation starter for skeptical friends. Beautiful, God-honoring, and content-rich. Subscribe for $25 pa (print) or $19 (digital) or access the selected free articles from the archives.


Gerald-G-Creation-Days-Numbers-5#3. Answers Magazine

Quarterly worldview magazine published by Answers in GenesisFull color, award-winning. Pull-out Kids section.

Normally $8 per issue; 25% discounts on subscriptions.


#4. Creation Illustrated (since 1993)

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Bible-based Nature Journal.
The Christian answer to National Geographic
Subscription 1 year (4 issues) – $19.95, or 25% discount

FREE Trial Issue.
Other Freebies Newsletter, Devotionals, Special Offers.


#5. Nature Friend Magazine (since 1983)

Creation-based, monthly nature magazine for children Nature-Kid02that the whole family will enjoy.

Helping families explore the wonders of God’s creation. Each issue costs less than one fast-food meal

1 year subscription (12 issues for $3.20 each)  $38.00

Read a sample issue here.



#6.
 Journal of the Creation Science Movement (founded 1932!)

Anonymous-Flag-of-Britain-1Quarterly journal, current commentaries on creation issues, notices of creation meetings around the UK and reviews of articles in technical journals where they have a connection with creation and Christian topics.

Back issues free to download

The Creation Science Movement also publishes a pamphlet on Creation evidences every alternate month. This, and 4 issues of the Journal are sent to members for annual subscriptions of  £10 (UK) or £13 Sterling (international orders).

Note: The Creation Science Movement was founded in 1932 as “The Evolution Protest Movement” by a small group of Christians concerned by the propaganda that was promoting the theory of evolution as if scientifically proven (!).


#7. Origins (since 1976)struzzo

Journal of the Biblical Creation Society, published three times a year. Seeks to think through issues related to origins from a coherent Biblical and scientific standpoint.

Current issue £5.00

Free sample articles:
Darwin’s struggles with the problem of evil

Why evolutionism is wrong and creation is right (*title responds to atheist article!)

The ostrich: a wonder of God’s creation


#8. The Creation Science Dialogue (since 1985)Canadian-Flag-2-by-Merlin2525

Quarterly, full color newsletter, published by the Creation Science Association of Alberta (CSAA).
Re-examination of science from a young earth perspective and to the discussion of the creation and evolution models. Includes topics not covered in other publications; also has section for younger readers.

Subscription is $8 per year (Canada) – contact CSAA.

Lots of free options – this is a great site:
Digital subscription
Free pdfs: current issue
Free pdfs: archives back to 2003
Searchable articles


scientist#9. Creation Matters (since 1996)

Bimonthly, popular-level
publication of the Creation Research Society. General and scientific news of interest to creationists.

All back issues of Creation Matters 1998 to 2014 available as free pdf downloads


Annual membership ($31 or $38) includes:
 CRSQ Journal (4 issues, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring).
– Creation Matters popular publication (typically 6 issues).
– Access to full archive of past CRSQ and Creation Matters.
– Membership pricing at online store at significant discounts.
Membership dues: $31 per year paperless; $38 print


#10. Three Free Newsletters published by Creation Research:
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EVIDENCE NEWS
Emailed weekly. Latest discoveries and evidence for Creation and against evolution.
Sample Evidence News and Archive 

CREATION PRINT NEWS
Quarterly (online only outside Aus & NZ). Contains different information than Evidence News or e-Prayer Ministry News. Sample Creation Print News 

e-PRAYER MINISTRY NEWS
Encouraging ministry updates about Creation Research’s ministry around the world. Sample e-Prayer Ministry News

Additional Free resources here


Mammoth-nobg#11. Creation Research Society Quarterly Journal (since 1964)

Peer-reviewed by degreed scientists, world-wide circulation.
Scientific evidence supporting intelligent design, recent creation, catastrophic worldwide flood.

Selected articles and all abstracts are available, free, in printable form.

Membership subscriptions ($31 digital, $38 print):
include the Journal, the popular publication, Creation Matters, access to all archives, discounts on CRS conferences and in the online bookstore, and access to the CRSnet discussion forum.


1298097500 #12.  Answers Research Journal  (online, technical, since 2008)

Professional, peer-reviewed technical journal for the publication of interdisciplinary scientific and other relevant research from the perspective of the recent Creation and the global Flood within a biblical framework.

All published papers may be freely copied, downloaded, quoted, and distributed for non-commercial and non-sale purposes.


#13. Journal of Creation (since 1984)

Butterfly-02-Turquoise-BlueCurrent creation research, in-depth material from many experts in their field.

Wide range of topics includes philosophy, theology, history, archaeology, social sciences.

Develops rigorously logical, biblically-consistent, models; points out the latest flaws in evolutionary arguments.

A one-year subscription ($39) includes three issues, each around 120+ pages

Selected articles in the archives free (donations welcomed, Journal carries no adverts).


pithhelmet#14. Journal of Creation Theology and Science

100% Free – open access, online

Joint publication of the Creation Biology Society and the Creation Geology Society.


jetxee-people-near-a-blackboard#15. Free pdf articles (limited number) (since 2013)

Published by Core Academy of Science*.
Brief articles give an understable look at some aspect of faith, science, or the interaction of the two.

Also, a free newsletter with monthly give-aways for subscribers.

Core Academy of Science provides online and onsite science educational programs for learners from middle school through postgraduate studies. Scientists and scholars who are actively engaged in original research supervise all educational programs, with a special emphasis on resolving the creation/evolution debate.


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