Delivered from Darkness

John ArmstrongApologetics

Last evening we held our first ACT 3 Forum of 2007. It was a great blessing for many who came. Comments and responses were almost all positive. We also attracted the largest crowd for such an event that we have ever had in Chicago. We hope to build on this beginning and see these types of forums grow in their … Read More

Fabricating Jesus

John ArmstrongApologetics

Craig A. Evans, a Canadian New Testament scholar, understands the nature and shape of the modern attacks upon the historical Jesus. Evans is a first-rate scholar and a fine teacher. I had the opportunity to hear him do a seminar today titled: "Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels." (This is also the title of his IVP book that … Read More

A Dozen Good Books on Apologetics

John ArmstrongApologetics

I am often asked, by readers of my blogs and by students in my graduate classes on apologetics, to suggest a basic library of books that are good surveys in the field of Christian apologetics. The following list includes works that provide overviews, both historically and philosophically. I do not include primary works by authors such as C. S. Lewis, … Read More

I Believe in Order to Know

John ArmstrongApologetics

All true knowing comes from faith. Augustine put it this way: "I believe in order to know." The modern age replaced this ancient wisdom with the words of Descartes, cogito ergo sum, or "I think therefore I am." (This is a blatant heresy!) The sad fact is this kind of thinking eventually permeated the Christian church. We still haven’t shaken … Read More

The Apologetic of Love

John ArmstrongApologetics

Teaching apologetics in the A Quad (Fall Term) has been a real joy for me. My first quad class at Wheaton Graduate School ended yesterday. A new class, on spiritual formation, begins next Thursday (October 20). My seven students gave me their final papers yesterday, a written project in which they had to develop their own approach to apologetics and … Read More