Bonus Lesson : Modern Christian Apologetics: Christian Apologist C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity” Read Aloud; Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias at the University of Illinois; Ravi Zacharias “Christianity vs Islam”; William Dembski “Blind/Unguided Evolution vs. Guided (Designed) Evolution”; William Lane Craig video: “Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It?” (2007 conference lecture); Craig Responds to Student’s Letter: “Why is Evolution so Widely Believed?”

Pastors and church educators may find it useful to have an audio version of C.S. Lewis’ great apologetical work “Mere Christianity” available for the visually impaired. Please click here to go to the site where you can launch the player.

Wikipedia tells us,

“Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as “Jack”, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland. He is known for both his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy and his nonfiction, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles and The Problem of Pain.”

Please click here to go to the site where you can launch the player for C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.

Ravi Zacharias, a popular author and well-known Christian apologist, adeptly handles questions from University of Illinois students. (30 mins.)

Ravi Zacharias does a splendid job responding to challenging questions from a Muslim student on the differences between Christianity and Islam. (7 mins.)

Wikipedia’s entry on William Demski begins,

“William Albert “Bill” Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American philosopher, mathematician, and theologian. He is a proponent of intelligent design, well known for promoting the concept of specified complexity. He is currently a Research Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Cultural Engagement at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute‘s Center for Science and Culture. He is the author of a number of books about intelligent design, including The Design Inference (1998), Intelligent Design: The Bridge between Science and Theology (1999), The Design Revolution (2004), The End of Christianity (2009), and Intelligent Design Uncensored (2010).

The concept of intelligent design involves the argument that an intelligent mind is responsible for the complexity of life and that it can be detected empirically.[2] Dembski postulates that probability theory can be used to prove irreducible complexity, or what he calls specified complexity.[3] Intelligent design—and Dembski’s concept of specified complexity—are seen by the scientific community as a form of conservative Christian creationism, attempting to portray itself as science.”

In Part One following some initial thoughts on what has been happening in seminaries over the past twenty years, Prof. Dembski launches his lecture on Blind vs. Guided Evolution:

Part Two:

Part Three:

William Lane Craig of the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University offers a one-hour lecture on Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It?

You will need to go to YouTube for this presentation and enter the title above. YouTube will list this presentation for your viewing.

Click below to go to the text of the essay with the same title at Dr. Craig’s website:

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Also available at ReasonableFaith.org is Dr. Craig’s written response to a student’s inquiry “Why is Evolution so Widely Believed?” Click here and you will jump to his website.

“Recently, Dr. Craig had the privilege of delivering two lectures on Christian Apologetics for the Stob Lectures at Calvin Theological Seminary. In this talk, Dr. Craig describes what Christian apologetics is and three ways the discipline serves a vital role in the body of Christ—in its ability to shape culture, its capacity to strengthen believers, and its necessity when evangelizing unbelievers.”

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