The following files are from a workshop held at Shepherd's Community Church, Canoga Park, California in 2005. Click on each link to download the associated file. If you have problems downloading any of the files, try right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save Target as..." If this still doesn't work, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For Additional Reading
Week 1 - In the Beginning God or Man? - A General Introduction to Apologetics
Presentation with Notes
Michael Denton on Intelligent Design Brief excepts from Evolution: A Theory in Crisis
An Interview with Anthony Flew Gary Habermas interviews the former atheist (now theist) philosopher.
Week 2 - What is Conversational Apologetics?
Week 3 - Something from Nothing?
Notes for RC Sproul Video - Does God Exist?
A Definition of God
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein (an example of what were NOT doing!)
Use Avery 5388 paper stock. For both templates, the front side is printed first with page 1 of the file - the back side with page 2. Typically, after printing the front side, to print the back side you must re-feed the sheet with the front 'print side up'. Both of these preformatted Avery paper stocks are available at stores like Office Depot and Staples in several different sheet quantities.
WDJD 3x5 Card
Conversational Apologetics 3x5 Card
The Shepherds Apologetics business card is formatted to print on Avery 8371 Matte White, 10 cards per sheet.
Shepherd's Community Church Business Card with Gospel Summary
Week 4 - Conversational Apologetics in Action
A Conversation Between an Agnostic and a Christian Class Presentation
The Scientist An excerpt from JP Moreland's Love God with All Your Mind (No Open Questions here!)
Voyage Inside the Cell Video (watch Online Demo or Order).
Week 5 - Open Questions
A Conversation Part 2 - Open Questions Class Presentation
David Hume and Radical Skepticism An example of the logical conclusions of the atheistic worldview
Nick Pollard Talks to Richard Dawkins A good example of asking open questions
NY Times Editorial - Design for Confusion What are some open questions you would ask this writer?
NPR Program "Left, Right, and Center" on Intelligent Design MP3 audio file
Week 6 - Transitioning from Open to Pointed Questions
New York Times Editorial - How Would You Respond? Class Presentation
Logical Fallacies Handout
Week 7 - Formulating Pointed Questions
Critical Listening Class Presentation
LA Times Editorial - Not Your Daddy's Creationists What are some pointed questions you would ask this writer?
Week 8 - Formulating Pointed Questions Redux
Critical Listening Part 2 Class Presentation
Kumbh Mela Class Presentation
Kumbh Mela - Shortcut to Nirvana Description of the Kumbh Mela festival in India
Shortcut to Nirvana Link to movie trailer
Week 9 - Explaining the Gospel and Answering Hard Questions
The Problem of Evil Part 1 Class Presentation
The Problem of Evil Greg Bahnsen's Theodicy in his own words
In the Beginning was a Bang...A Big One! Robert Jastrow
God and the Astronomers Robert Jastrow - Purchase Jastrow's book, based on the LA Times editorial, above
A Message from Robert Jastrow An article about the implications of the Big Bang
Intelligent Design and Hard Times Daniel Schorr's NPR New Analysis
Was Katrina Intelligent Design? A response to Daniel Schorr by Evangelical author John Piper
Week 10 - Answering More Hard Questions
The Problem of Evil Part 2 Class Presentation
Where is God? A Biblical Response to the Problem of Evil Robert Hommel
A Physician Looks at the Crucifixion A medical look at what Jesus endured on the cross
Week 11 - The Resurrection
The Historicity of the Bodily Resurrection of Christ David Basi
The Historicity of the Empty Tomb of Jesus William Lane Craig
Easter: Myth, Hallucination, or History Edwin Yamauchi
Week 12 - The Reliability of Scripture
How Do We Know that the Bible is God's Word
Has the Bible Been Corrupted? (Real Video)
Conversational Apologetics Conclusion Class Presentation
Conversational Apologetics Conclusion (notes)
For Additional Reading...
An Apologetics Manifesto Douglas Groothuis
Standing on Mars Hill - A Closer Look at Biblical Apologetics James F. Stitzinger
10 Questions Intellectuals ask about Christianity Henry F. Schaefer III
Apologetics Bibliography Michael Ragosta
The Evolution of a Skeptic: An Interview with Michael Behe
The Intelligent Design Movement William Dembski
Intelligent Design FAQ from the Access Research Network
The Problem of Evil
Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evil William Dembski
How can a Good God Allow Evil? Rick Rood
Bosnia, Rape and the Problem of Evil Greg Koukl
Historical Reliability of the Bible
Support for the Authenticity of the Book of Matthew Kansas City Star, June 2003.
Qumran Fragment 7Q5: Possibilities and Impossibilities Carsten Peter Thiede
Biblical Pool of Siloam Discovered Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Aug 2005
The Resurrection as a Historical Problem N.T. Wright
Early Traditions and the Origins of Christianity N.T. Wright
Secular Selections (How would you respond to these?)
Bush Remarks Roil Debate on Teaching Evolution (NY Times Editorial)
Why God's in a Class by Himself (Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic Magazine)
Bad Science, Bad Theology (LA Times Editorial)
Bad Science - the Reader's Respond (Letters to the LA Times)
The Great Debate: Does God Exist? (Bahnsen-Stein)
Does God Exist? The Bahnsen-Tabash Debate
Does God Exist? The Craig-Jesseph Debate
Intelligent Design Network (excellent introductory site for Intelligent Design)
Access Research Network (Intelligent Design thinktank)
Discovery Institute (Intelligent Design thinktank)
Design Inference Website (William Dembski, author of Intelligent Design)
Phillip Johnson's Page (Author of Defeating Darwinism)
Jonathan Wells' Page (Author of Icons of Evolution)
Michael Behe's Page (author of Darwin's Black Box)
Guide to Logical Fallacies (Comprehensive list of fallacies, examples, and
advice on refutation)