Gospel.com Topics Feed - Apologetics 2014-05-20T15:13:47-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/apologetics/ Free video shorts that correct myths about New Testament http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12368 2014-05-20T15:13:47-05:00 "But everyone knows that the New Testament was [insert common myth here]." There are so many misapprehensions floating around the Web and modern culture, we need to have good accessible and authoritative refutations available. Help is at hand. God: New Evidence has launched a new series of video shorts called Jesus Myths. Also curated on their YouTube channel, it is the work of moments to embed into a blog or website, post to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, or download to project in a meeting. You can also discuss the videos on the God: New Evidence Facebook page. New C S Lewis book by Alister McGrath is a 'wardrobe door' into Lewis http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11782 2013-11-20T15:32:42-05:00 This book is a highly readable and well-researched study. I was constantly wishing it could be twice as long, to give us more detail and background! Happily, there is more material – in McGrath's academic Lewis study The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis. Unlike most earlier biographers of Lewis, McGrath is too young to have known Lewis as an adult, so he can develop a more dispassionate balance. He also avoids speculation – this is an evidence-based biography using detailed study of published or public sources, He has chronologically crosschecked the relatively recent Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis with the rest of Lewis’s timeline and all his published books, leading to an interesting new discovery. Jesus Myths video series released by Focus apologetics ministry http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11121 2013-06-18T10:46:46-05:00 The latest series of video shorts from UK apologetics ministry Focus is now available online and on DVD. Titled Jesus Myths, "it unpacks the modern world’s myths about Jesus, and gets at the facts behind the fictions," says Focus founder Dave Couchman. Christian evangelism or manipulative propaganda - what's the difference? http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/10989 2013-06-05T10:39:41-05:00 Daily Writing Tips is a – well, there's a clue in the title. A valuable email on many different aspects of writing, often about grammar or sentence construction. But a recent topic covered was a bit different – an analysis of 50 types of propaganda. As I read down the list, I began to squirm. Many of these methods sounded awfully familiar. Chillingly so. Manipulative... Apologetics: C.S. Lewis | Christian History Institute http://chitorch.org/index.php/chm/twentieth-century/lewis-apologetics/ 2011-06-27T15:28:00-05:00 C.S. Lewis, the atheist scholar who became an Anglican, an apologist, and a patron saint of Christians everywhere. From Christian History magazine Kids and comedy - side-splitting video clip: questions about Jesus http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/3590 2011-03-01T15:53:48-05:00 Outnumbered is a BBC sitcom about a long-suffering couple with three smart children. Sadly for those outside UK, it is not streamed or archived on the BBC site (it does have some clips here and here) but it is available worldwide on DVD (Region 2). Here’s an incredibly funny clip that has gone viral, with 9-year-old Ben slow-grilling a minister. True Woman Blog: Defending the Faith http://truewoman.com/?id=828 2010-09-08T16:32:54-05:00 People who argue against the existence of God need to be pointed to the evidence that supports His reality. Evangelism starting where people are - and free cardboard apologetics tool http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/371 2010-08-08T17:33:52-05:00 A problem with many gospel presentations is that they are ‘finishing’, ’sealing the deal’ proposals, rather than ‘idea starting’, ‘intriguing the lost’, question posers. People who don’t even know there’s a ‘deal’ available, or who have rejected formulaic agendas that don’t engage, may find something else way more helpful. Peter Scheele’s square round triangle video clip is such a presentation – follow this link to buy a round square triangle (US residents) or download an PDF cutout pattern to make your own. Christian apologetics: using apologetics answers and discussion in evangelism online outreach http://internetevangelismday.com/apologetics.php 2010-08-07T18:00:13-05:00 Although many non-Christians have no interest in discussing apologetics issues with Christians, there are some who have the mindset to ask questions and debate issues. Indeed, in the modern world where there is no longer any consensus about truth and values, apologetics can still be strategic. Book review: The New Media Frontier, by J Reynolds and R Overton http://internetevangelismday.com/bookreviews/the-new-media-frontier.php 2010-08-07T13:21:22-05:00 This valuable handbook features sections from 14 contributors, each expert in their fields, and actually covers more ground than the title implies. Its main purpose is to help us understand the digital media and how they are changing communication for ever. Blogging, podcasting, apologetics, evangelism, and the Christian academic world are all examined critically. There’s a helpful section on the development of distance learning. Journalism and ethics are explored too.