Apologetics (apologetics): (1) systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine); (2) a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity. ~1999 by Merriam-Webster, Inc. -- Christianity is worth thinking about. The word "apologetics" comes from the Greek word "apologia", which means, roughly, "a verbal defense, a speech in defense." Thus, the famous defense which Socrates gave of himself before the people of Athens is recorded in one of Plato's dialogues called "The Apology." The word "apologia" occurs in the Greek New Testament in the following passages: Acts 22:1 & 25:16; 1 Corinthians 9:3; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 1:7, 16; 2 Timothy 4:16; 1 Peter 3:15. Generally, apologetics is that discipline which seeks to provide a rational defense of the truth of a given system of belief. People who practice apologetics are called apologists or apologetes. Systems of belief as diverse as Christianity, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, and atheism can all have their own versions of apologetics. Christian apologetics, then, is that branch of Christian theology which seeks to provide a rational defense of the truth of the Christian faith. (adapted from THE APOLOGETICS LIST, found at http://home.earthlink.net/~vantillian/)

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10 Reasons to Believe
Lists and explains "10 reasons to believe" for various aspects of Christian doctrine.
Essays on miscellaneous topics, recommended resources, and favorite quotes.
Articles, book reviews, news commentary, and a comparison of world religions, all in defense of the historical orthodox Christian faith.
Apologetics Press
Articles, audio lectures, documents, e-books, and FAQs defending Christianity. Site also features a store and seminar schedules.
Site sponsored by the C S Lewis Society and the Trinity College of Florida and including articles, resources and bookstore aiming to cover issues such as Darwinism and the reliability of Scripture from a Biblical perspective.
Apologia Report
Weekly apologetics reports by e-mail and a quarterly newsletter, information referral hotline, and moderated e-mail discussion list.
Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project
Articles on science, The Way International, and miscellaneous topics; downloadable document on several different biblical issues; and answers to the top five questions people ask about the Bible. Also includes recommended resources and links.
Bede's Library
Resources on philosophy, science, and history from a physics graduate. Articles, book reviews, and annotated links.
Berean Publishers
Concerned primarily with salvation issues. Printable articles, Bible studies, testimonials, information on a wide variety of Christian issues, and an online book.
Casey's Critical Thinking
News, links, and articles focusing on the existence of God, abortion, and the creation/evolution controversy.
Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics
Articles on presuppositional apologetics, the Bible, Calvinism, eschatology, and politics; theological discussion forum and online book store.
Christian Answers Network
Answers to questions about life, faith, creation, worldviews, and contemporary issues. Movie, television, game, and book reviews; children's features, games.
Christian Research Institute
Searchable archive of articles, recommended resources, information on subscribing to the Christian Research Journal, and Real Player version of the "Bible Answer Man" radio program.
A Christian Thinktank
Resources primarily aimed at those seeking a more sophisticated understanding of theological issues. Includes a "Hallway of Questions," extended topical studies, philosophical explorations, and thoughts on the Christian experience.
Bruce D. McLaughlin argues that classical logic represents the truth of God, and that sound reason is the foundation of the Christian faith. Online book, newsletter, and links.
Clarifying Christianity
Answers to questions on salvation, the Bible, and other common issues. Site also includes Bible search tools.
Come Reason Ministries
Seeking to demonstrate Christianity as a logical, intelligent, and defensible faith. Searchable archives include answers to theological and philosophical questions, scholarly articles, and a newsletter.
Defend and Proclaim the Faith
Features articles and other resources that focus on proving that Jesus is the Messiah of the Jewish scriptures. Also book reviews and information on online apologetics discussions.
The Divine Conspiracy
Debates, articles, and links providing information on atheism, Islam, Mormonism, the Christian life, theology, and general apologetics.
Earth Harvest
Online book containing answers to frequently-asked questions about Christianity, information on non-Christian beliefs and on salvation, and evidence for the deity of Christ.
Evidence for God from Science
Provides evidence for Christian doctrine and the truth of the Bible through information on the design of the universe, evolution, and answers to common atheist challenges. Forums.
Faith Facts
Seeks to use reason and evidence to promote biblical Christianity. Includes an interactive guide to understanding and accepting Christianity, information on evolution and cultural issues, and newsletter.
Fill the Void: Defending the Christian faith
Articles defending biblical reliability and answering tough questions about hell and the existence of evil. Also features brief answers to many common questions and objections to Christian teachings.
For an Answer
Attempts to answer the critics of historic Christianity with Bible commentaries, topical studies, and other resources.
Give Me An Answer!
Television show in which students' questions are answered. Offers answers to questions about Christianity plus has interactive discussion boards, archives of shows, newsletter, links and information on donating.
God's Truth
Personal site with evidences for God's existence, information and resources on creationism, articles, testimony, and links.
Gospel Outreach Ministries Online
A Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to the proclamation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in cyberspace.
Heaven Net
Answers to the most common questions people ask about God, Christianity and salvation. Testimonies, teachings, Bible look-up service.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Defence of the doctrine of the Trinity against sects, unitarianism, atheism and Isalm.
In Defense of the Faith
Personal page covering issues such as cults, salvation, and Islam. Quotes, links, and articles.
Institute for Religious Research
Resources for investigating today's competing religious claims, including Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses and the Church Universal and Triumphant. Includes Bible studies and answers to questions from those questioning Christianity.
Leadership University
Collection of articles on apologetics, intelligent design and related issues. Includes essays, papers, debates, faculty "offices", speaking schedules, current events, online forums and news.
Library Home Page - University at California Santa Barbara
Include different on-line works on christian philosophy.
Paraclete Press Research Service, Inc.
A ministry in Sevierville, Tennessee that educations people in biblical truth and theology. Audio presentations, schedule for studies and events, contact information, and study topics.
Quality Christian Internet
Emphasizes integration of the Christian worldview into all aspects of life. Links to resources by subject as well as media, journals, shopping, education, and Christian leaders.
Rational Christianity
Apologetics site providing multiple answers to objections to Christianity and Bible contradictions, plus other articles aimed at skeptics.
The Reason for the Hope
Answers to basic questions about Christianity. Several short articles and some links to other resources.
Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries
Articles, answers to common questions, recommended Christian biographies, and newsletter. Also includes resources for purchase by founder Ron Rhodes.
Shandon L. Guthrie
Articles on atheism, ethics, and theological issues; text of religious debates, and links by Las Vegas philosopher-apologist.
Stand to Reason
Organization aimed at building Christian thinkers for the public defense of the faith. Articles, newsletter, online courses, recommended books.
Storm Tight
Essays on Christian beliefs and ideas, personal testimonies, and a discussion board.
Sword and Spirit
Student-oriented site dealing with science, current events, culture, theology, pro-life issues, other religions, and ethics. Articles, presentations, humor, games, and links.
Tekton Apologetics Ministries
Tackles theological issues, tough questions, alleged contradictions of the Bible, age-old skeptical criticisms, cults. Also includes sample chapters and ordering information on the book "The Mormon Defenders."
General apologetics resources, prophecy news, and resources on Islam, Judaism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormons. Also includes information on evolution and abortion.
The Unapologetic Apologetic
Explanation of the gospel, information on identifying false doctrines and on evolution, and an FAQ.
Veritas Forum
Sponsored by student groups and the faculty and staff Christian community at the University of California, Santa Barbara. News, calendar, resources, questions and answers, and an extensive library of articles divided both by topic and author.
Veritas Ministries
Aims to provide informed answers from a Christian perspective to bioethical issues. Includes online resources and resources for purchase.
Walter Martin's Religious InfoNet
Articles, discussion board and email group, Real Player teaching messages, Bible study tools, links, live radio, and purchaseable resources. Contains information on a variety of topics, but focuses on counter-cult efforts.
Why? Outreach
Proofs and evidences refuting a few of the most common misconceptions and lies concerning Christianity, God, Jesus, Israel, and The Bible.
World Wide Web Witness: Irresistible Reason for Certain Faith
Aims to prove the truth of Christian doctrines about God, Jesus, and the Bible. Includes an extensive topical index.

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