My List of Apologetics Ministries

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Apologetics is, simply, making the case for something. Like a lawyer, Christian apologists use evidence and testimony to show that Christianity is true and good and compelling.

I appreciate the work of many apologists over the past 40+ years, and present some of them for you in this list. The list will grow over time, and is alphabetical by first name. Please let me know who I’ve missed. All links open in a new tab.
Disclosure: some links presented here are affiliate links to Amazon. This helps support GodWords.

Alisa Childers

Alisa Childers, daughter of CCM pioneer Chuck Girard and member of the awesome ZOEgirl, writes and speaks about losing her faith through ‘progressive Christianity’ and regaining it through studying the Bible. Well-known for her YouTube channel, some of her books include The Deconstruction of Christianity, about the dangers of progressive Christianity, Another Gospel, Live Your Truth And Other Lies, and Mama Bear Apologetics, a book preparing parents to teach their kids to challenge the lies in our culture.

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was a scholar, a writer, and a theologian. One of the best-known Christian writers, Lewis taught English literature at both Oxford and Cambridge. His Mere Christianity is a seminal work, and he’s known worldwide as the author of the beloved children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and The Space Trilogy.

Cliff Knechtle

Cliff Knechtle is Senior Pastor at Grace Community Church in New Canaan, CT and the man behind the Give Me An Answer ministry. Along with his son Stuart, Cliff has public conversations with skeptics and seekers about the truth of Christianity and the reliability of the Bible, and his YouTube videos are a very helpful resource. He’s also the author of Help Me Believe: Direct Answers to Real Questions, Heaven Can’t Wait, and Cliff Hangers, a compilation of questions people have asked him.

Craig Blomberg

Dr. Craig Blomberg is Denver Seminary’s Professor Emeritus of New Testament. I don’t believe he has a personal website, but you can find a list of books, articles, and interviews on his DenSem bio. He’s also featured regularly on YouTube. I was fortunate to take his class on the reliability of Scripture several years ago.

David Wood

David Wood is a former atheist who founded Acts 17 Ministries with Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, a former Muslim. After trying to kill his own father, he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and sentenced to prison for ten years, where he tried to prove a Christian inmate was foolish, only to become a Christian himself.

Frank Turek

Frank Turek is an author and speaker, perhaps best known for debates with atheist Christopher Hitchens. One of my favorites, he’s a regular speaker at colleges and universities. His Q&A sessions are invaluable. He’s probably best known for I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, arguing that Christianity is the most reasonable faith, Stealing From God, about atheists needing God to make their case, and Correct, But Not Politically Correct, about same-sex marriage and transgenderism.

Greg Koukl

Greg Koukl is president of Stand To Reason Ministries and an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University. He’s spoken at many universities, debated Michael Shermer and Deepak Chopra, and has written a number of books including The Story of Reality and one of my favorites, Tactics. I find his work on the problem of evil especially helpful.

J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is America’s best-known cold-case detective. He’s been featured over and over on news programs for solving old crimes with little evidence. His book Cold Case Christianity lays out his approach to investigating the Gospels, to see if they hold up as eyewitness testimony. Other books include Person of Interest, about Jesus’ impact on the world, God’s Crime Scene, dealing with the creation of the universe, and Forensic Faith, teaching beginners how to engage in apologetic discussions.

John Lennox

John Lennox is a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum, an author, and a speaker on subjects relating to science, philosophy and religion. He’s well-known for debating noted atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer. Notable books include God And Stephen Hawking, God’s Undertaker, and Seven Days That Divide The World, about the creation of the universe.

Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel is a former legal editor and investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Strobel was an investigative reporter and editor for the Chicago Tribune, and an atheist. His book (and later, the movie) The Case For Faith lays out his attempts to prove that his wife’s new faith in Jesus was misplaced. Today, because of his work in this area, Colorado Christian University hosts the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Apologetics. He followed up that bestseller with other “The Case for” books include: Faith, A Creator, Easter, Miracles, Heaven, Christmas, Hope, and more. I’d also recommend his book Is God Real?

Melissa Dougherty

Melissa Dougherty is best known for her YouTube channel, where she covers a variety of theological topics. A former New-Ager, Melissa is transparent, funny, and very prepared to defend Christianity.

Mike Winger

Mike Winger is a pastor and well-known YouTuber. One of my favorites, he has many videos online that answer Bible questions, explain difficult passages, and more. He takes questions during live feeds and I appreciate careful approach to both difficult subject and difficult people.

Natasha Crain

Natasha Crain is a speaker, author, blogger, and podcaster whose focus is helping Christians develop a biblical worldview in an increasingly secular, hostile culture. In addition to her own podcast, she is also the co-host of the Unshaken Faith Podcast with Alisa Childers (see her bio above). Natasha has an upcoming book: When Culture Hates You. She has also written several books for children, and Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture.

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He’s a well-known speaker, author, and podcaster.

William Lane Craig

Dr. William Lane Craig is Visiting Scholar of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Christian University. He’s a brilliant apologist, philosopher, and scholar. Well-known for winning debates with prominent atheists, Craig is an invaluable asset for those seeking confidence in Christianity. He has two YouTube channels: the first for shorter videos, the second for longer ones. Notable: The Equip Project is a free series of classes that walk you through Dr. Craig’s teaching.

Also…

ApologetiX is not an apologist. They’re a Christian parody band… one part Weird Al, one part Billy Graham. I love what they do, and recommend them to you. They change the lyrics to popular songs and sing about following Jesus. Below is a link to their website, where can buy any or all of their 50+ albums. Yes, they have over 50 albums. I think I have them all. My favorite is Adam Up. The rest of the links are a few of my favorite songs. They’re great musicians and even better lyricists. Enjoy!


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2 responses to “My List of Apologetics Ministries”

  1. Mandy Carroll says:

    Hi,
    I read a lot of your articles today. I have an odd question.
    I live in Ararat VA. Not far from NC. I was wondering if you knew of a good church in the area? I’ve spent a lot of time reading the Bible. And while I read I look up the other verses referenced. I did that with Psalm 91 and wow. It is helping me with removing the lies I was taught as a child and removing the false teachings I had in a very abusive marriage. I have struggled with finding a church and have gone to listening on YouTube. Which has sadly lead me to some false teachers. If you are not aware of a local or semi local good church, can you recommend someone I can listen to on YouTube or another avenue. Thank you for your time.
    Mandy C

    • Tony says:

      Mandy:

      I appreciate the question… it’s not odd. I get the same question regularly. Rather than replying here, I’m sending you an email.

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