The Fastest Start to Internet Apologetics for even the Absolute Beginner!

“What are the Best Internet Apologetics Sites?”

I’ve been asked this question twice this week – so, even though it’s almost certainly been answered before, here’s a short list of 4 Gateway Sites for the absolute beginner:

The Poached Egg is a massive virtual library of searchable internet apologetics content. Updated several times daily. Easy to navigate; great place to start. I follow it on Twitter –@ThePoachedegg.

(Speaking of Twitter – try the hashtag, #apologetics for a live stream from the active apologetics community. And then, once you know you way around a bit, a really worthwhile twitter “follow” is Jim Wallace of Cold Case Christianity – he scans 400 apologetics blogs every day and posts links to the most useful ones. Follow @jwarnerwallace.) Continue reading

One-Stop Apologetics: Visit these 6 Supersites today!

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Want a fast track to finding faith-defending resources and practical help?

Here’s a list of a few great places to start. The first three sites, especially, will quickly bring you up to speed in two ways:

1. They feature the best answers for our times to all the main objections to Christianity, and

2. They analyze current events from a Biblical perspective to help you formulate well-thought out answers to challenges from secular society.


#1. The Poached Egg Greg West

This site is HUGE! It’s also continually updated with content from all over the internet. (Which leads me to a quick disclaimer – I don’t personally endorse every source linked to from the Poached Egg. Nevertheless, you’ll find plenty of excellent content of all kinds here.)

In the words of founder, Greg West: there is almost nothing this blog does not cover in terms of apologetics resources. (He’s right.) You’ll come away with something good every time you visit!

The Poached Egg is a Christian Worldview and Apologetics Journal, a huge, continually expanding virtual library of articles and essays compiled from all over Internet. The site derives its name from a famous C.S. Lewis quote in Mere Christianity in which Lewis said that a man who claimed to be God {but wasn’t} would be on a level with a man who said he was a poached egg.

I’d highly recommend following The Poached Egg on Twitter (@ThePoachedEgg), Facebook, or subscribing to the daily email digest or the monthly e-newsletter.

And the site’s YouTube Featured Channels is a fantastic gateway to the the best video content on multiple apologetics sites


#2. Apologetics 315 Brian Auten

An equally HUGE site, updated daily. Founded by Brian Auten in 2007, Apologetics 315 is “an accessible and growing repository of educational resources for the defense of the Christian faith.”

Another goal of the site is to serve as a means of networking within the apologetics community. To that end, Brian maintains a Directory of Christian Apologetics Blogs which you can access here.

There is way too much on this well-developed site to mention here, so I recommend that you check it out for yourself. Here are some highlights:

Interviews with 150 Christian apologists
– The 16 best Apologetics Podcasts and the Ultimate Apologetics mp3 Audio Page
– 12 free Apologetics Powerpoint Presentations
you can use!


#3. Cold Case Christianity J. Warner Wallace, “The Evidence Whisperer

This is a very active site, filled with fresh content several times a week. Content includes articles, video, podcasts, radio, and even TV broadcasts.

Former atheist and career homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace is absolutely passionate about what he terms Christian Case-Making. His passion is contagious and his resources are sharp and highly relevant for right now.

It’s worth following him on Twitter because he reads and scans 400 apologetics blogs every day and posts links to the best evidential articles – essentially a Christian “Drudge Report(News aggregation site run by Matt Drudge.).

A highlight is the development of innovative apologetics tools and practical tips for engaging skeptics.  For example, this post helps you see where someone who rejects Christianity is coming from so that you can better reach them with the truth. Another very useful and free resource is the Monthly Bible Insert which you can download here


#4. Probe.org

Probe has been answering apologetics questions for 40 years, and has amassed over 1,800 articles. The staff will also respond to emailed questions in the unlikely event the answer cannot be found in their database.

Probe is also featured on several radio stations and you can listen online or download mp3s of past broadcasts here.

A freebie on the site is a collection of downloadable Powerpoint presentations that you can access here. Topics include Christian Evidences, Bible Reliabily, Current Issues, and resources for children and teens.


#5. Truthbomb Apologetics   Faith Christian Fellowship Williamsport, Maryland

Not as huge as the Supersites, but a good collection of apologetics resources, mostly articles and some video. Founded in 2007, some highlghts are:

The Apologetics Arsenal – links to apologetics questions, organized alphabetically.
-The Free Apologetics e-Book library – great collection. Topics include apologetics, Christian living, logic, and philosophy.

Follow the site on twitter at @TBapologetics.


#6. The Christian Apologetics Alliance

Short, well-written blog posts on every conceivable apologetics topic. Go here for a full list of blog post categories on this site.

The CAA has an active social media presence (for one, a Facebook community of nearly 2,500 apologists where issues of the day and various apologetics issues are robustly debated).

Another feature is the free quarterly magazine, “Equipped”
Launched October, 2014. Themes of the first three volumes are, respectively, Evidence for the Existence of God, Evidence for the Existence of Jesus, and Evidence for the Resurrection.

(Note: For some reason, you’ll need to click on the title of each volume until you download the pdf. The first time you click on the title, it may take you to a screen that looks identical – just persevere and click on the title in the new screen.)


I’m so grateful for the gifted and passionate faith-defenders God has given to us in our times! I hope you will be encouraged and equipped by the resources they have developed.

Before we move on, I’d like to pray for these dedicated men and women – and for you:


Father, thank you for the men and women who love you and your people enough to do the hard work of contending for the truth. Thank you for their sacrifices of time and resources to make these materials available to the Church.

We ask that you would prosper them, protect them, and encourage them. Please give pray silhoette sitthem creative ideas for resources that can be used by ordinary people, give them favor with people both inside and outside the Church, and help them to be very discerning as they study and teach the truth.

Thank you so much that there IS truth, and that you’ve revealed it to us. Thank you that we have some firm ground to stand on in the midst of turbulent, uncertain times.

Father, I pray for myself and for the visitors to these sites: that our hearts and minds would be changed and strengthened by encountering truth and, especially, Truth in the form of your son, Jesus. I pray that you would make him precious to us as he is to you, and as we are to you.

I pray that we would know the truth more and more, and that it would keep setting us free until we are fully conformed to the image of Jesus. Thank you for this glorious hope!
Amen.


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15 Free & Nearly-Free Creation Magazines

Peileppe-red-fruit-treeCreation Magazine Bonanza!

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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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