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  1. steaver

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    Looking for a good Sunday School cirriculum on apologetics. Any suggestions?

    Thanks! :jesus:
     
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    For adults or for youth?

    Do you want to use a book to go through or a more in-depth study?

    I assume you want to teach/learn how to defend the faith in the face of other religions?

    I've heard James Sire's "The Universe Next Door" is good to learn about different worldviews. There is also a book, "Christ Among Other Gods" (either by Erwin Lutzer or Ravi Zacharias - not sure).

    It seems this might be a 2-part course: you need to learn basic non-Christian worldviews and then how to respond.

    Give me more info on what you want and I can find out for you.
     
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    Steaver, maybe you are on vacation, but you never responded to my post.

    One good book, for both youth and adults, is "True For You, But Not For Me," by Paul Copan.

    I can give you others if you are more specific about what you want and what age group it is for.
     
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    Very sorry Marcia. Forgot I put that in a different forum.

    I am looking for a study for teaching, youth or adults alike, basically something that covers the most common agnostical questions you may get from non believers. I want our congregation to have a good informed response when found up against such critics. Many christians find it difficult to answer questions such as "Where did Cain get his wife"? Many christians find it difficult to comprehend a brother and sister marrying and this confuses what they have been taught that God created Adam and Eve and all living comes from only these two.

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    That's okay. Thanks for the specifics. I'll post this query on an apologetics forum I'm on and ask for suggestions. I'll wait a few days to get all the suggestions, then post back here. :wavey:
     
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    Here are the suggestions from one person so far. The 2nd and 3rd one are more reference type books but very useful. Another book by Paul Copan is also the same one I suggested.

    When Cultists Ask (co-authored with Dr. Ron Rhodes) - which goes through Scripture and explains how certain passages are interpreted wrong by cultists (and of course gives the correct explanation).

    When Skeptics Ask (co-authored with Ronald Brooks) - this one has questions about God (does He exist; what kind of God exists, etc.); Evil (where did it come from; couldn't God make a world without evil; questions about many different things -- Jesus, the Bible, Science/Evolution; Morals; Truth; Afterlife; Miracles; other Gods.

    When Critics Ask (co-authored with Thomas Howe) - this one goes through Scripture and explains difficult Bible passages.

    Dr. R. C. Sproul has a book - Now That's a Good Question -- along the lines of the skeptics one above.

    Dr. Paul Copan has 3 good books along these lines as well:

    How do You Know You're Not Wrong -- responding to objections that leave Christians speechless.

    True for You but not for Me - defeating the slogans that leave Christians speechless.

    That's Just your Interpretation - responding to skeptics who challenge your faith.
     
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    More responses:
    Some of William Lane Craig's
    "Reasonable Faith" podcasts might be appropriate to use, covering topics
    like:

    and then another person added to and commented on the above:

     
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    Thanks a bunch! :thumbs: I'll check them out. :jesus:
     

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