2015 International Christian Evidence Conference at York College

ARS is excited to announce the location, theme and date for our 2015 ICEC.   The theme is The Christian World View.   The location is at York College in York Nebraska.  Speakers will include Dr. John Oakes, John Clayton, Dr. Robert Kurka and more.   You ask: Why at York College?  The reason is that this wonderful Christian college is in the center of the US and it just so happens to be the site of the brand new John Clayton Museum of Antiquities which will be housing the Stanback collection.   ARS has begun a partnership with York College to help bring the evidence for the Christian faith to as many as possible.

The date of the conference is Friday to Sunday June 19-21.  A schedule, cost and other details will be available soon, but we wanted you to mark the conference on your calendar.   For more information or to get on our mailing list contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com

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Once Saved, Always Saved

Dr. John Oakes taught a class on the commonly-held doctrine known as “Once Saved, Always Saved”, also known as Perseverance of the Saints. The class was taught in San Diego Nov. 6, 2014 at the Mission Center of Hope.   The outline of the class was:   I. Where did this doctrine come from?  II. What proof-texts will the believer in this doctrine use? and  III. What does the Bible teach on perseverance/falling away?   Once Saved Always Saved Notes    Once Saved, Always Saved PPT    Once Saved, Always Saved Audio


Class: Return, Restore, Rebuild Post-Exile Books of the Bible

Dr. John Oakes and James Shults will be teaching a class on biblical books covering the period after the exile of Judah and Israel.  The theme of these books is returning to God, restoring our relationship with God and rebuilding our lives with God.  The books covered will include Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Ezra, Esther and Nehemiah.  The class will be held at the Mission Center of Hope 6162 Mission Gorge Road, Suite A, San Diego 92120 on six consecutive Saturdays from 9:00-10:30.  For more information or to register contact Jan Oakes at joakes01@san.rr.com.  The cost for the class is $20 for the entire series.  Outline below.   Return Restore Rebuild PPT 1     Return Restore Rebuild PPT 2   Return Restore Rebuild notes   ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 1      ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 2    ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 3  ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 4    ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 5     ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 6    ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 7    ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 8    ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 9    ReturnRestoreRebuild Audio 10

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Conversational Apologetics: Power Point and Notes

Kedron Jones, a member of the ARS board, gave a lesson recently titled “Know How to Answer: Conversational Apologetics”  The class was taught 10/18/14 at Los Angeles Church of Christ campus ministry.   The notes and power point are attached.   Know How to Answer Outline    Know How to Answer PPT


ARS/EvidenceforChristianity to Partner with York College in a Museum of Ancient History

Foster Stanback, the Chair of the Board of Apologetics Research Society (the sponsor of this website) has teamed with York College in York, Nebraska to establish a Museum of Ancient History to specialize in items of interest to Christianity.   The grand opening of the Museum will be in April, 2015.  We have future plans to partner with York to put on our next International Christian Evidence Conference.   An announcement of the museum is below.  More details will be coming soon.  York Museum Announcement

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Classes Taught in Spokane by Dr. John Oakes

John Oakes taught three classes for the Spokane Christian Church 9/27/2014.  Audio is available here.     History, Archaeology and the Bible MP3   History Archaeology and the Bible PPT   The Holy Spirit MP3    Shadow to Reality MP3


Class on the Book of Ezekiel

Dr. John Oakes is teaching a class on the Book of Ezekiel on four consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning 9/12/14.  The class is in San Diego at the Mission Center of Hope (6162 Mission Gorge Road San Diego, CA 92120. Suite A) from 7:30-8:45.   Notes, power point and audio will be posted.    Ezekiel notes     Ezekiel Power Point    Ezekiel Audio Part I    Ezekiel  Audio Part 2    Ezekiel Audio Part 3   Ezekiel Audio Part 4    Ezekiel Audio Part 5


My Eye Weeps to God

My Eye Weeps to God   By David A. Goodman, Ph.D.   This is an article written by a friend David Goodman.  He has been a neuroscientist for fifty years and is a believer.  The perspective is unusual, but we thought there may be some interest in what he has to say.  It is about the neuroscience and the theology of tears.

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Class on Church History

John Oakes and Robert Carrillo are team teaching a class on the history of Christianity for the staff of the San Diego Church of Christ over the next couple of months.  The notes and power point for the class are available here.   John Oakes has a book on the topic “The Christian Story:  Finding the Church in Church History” available at www.ipibooks.com    Church History Notes     Church History Power Point


Lesson: Golden Rule Membership

Dr. John Oakes gave a sermon on Christian membership and Freedom in Christ in San Diego 8/31/14.  The lesson uses material from his new book Golden Rule Membership (www.ipibooks.com)   Golden Rule Membership Notes       Golden Rule Membership PPT      Golden Rule Membership MP3

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