Links

This page contains a list of helpful resources on a variety of topics.  Links are organized by category, and are supportive of the topics dealt with in our Hot Topics section. 

Apologetics – Providing an Answer to Everyone Who Asks

Y-Jesus.  A web site about the facts about Jesus, presented by scholars.  Y-Jesus attempts to present the evidence for Jesus’ identity with an even-handed approach. Who did Jesus really claim to be? Is the resurrection merely a Sunday school story without evidence? Has the New Testament account of Jesus been rewritten by conspirators?

Y-Jesus asks the tough questions about Jesus Christ. This somewhat skeptical approach may threaten some believers who have never dealt with these issues. Yet, these questions about Jesus are the hottest topic in the national media. Francis Schaeffer stated that for faith to have conviction of the whole person, it must be based upon the mind as well as the heart.  Visit http://y-jesus.com/index.php

Reasonable Faith.  The web site of Dr. William Lane Craig, containing numerous resources on defending the faith – debates, articles, audio/visuals, newsletters, forum, Q&A, podcasts, and blog.  A fantastic resource for Christians.  Please visit http://www.reasonablefaith.org

Apologetics.org.  This web site is a project sponsored by C. S. Lewis Society and Trinity College of Florida.  Articles, books, information on current events.  Visithttp://www.apologetics.org/.

Dr. Darrell F. Bock – Blog.   Dr. Darrell Bock is Research Professor of New Testament Studies atDallas Theological Seminary. He also is Professor for Spiritual Development and Culture there. He is an Editor at Large for Christianity Today and is a Past President of the Evangelical Theological Society (2000-2001). He is the author of over twenty books and is a New York Times Best Selling author. He has been blogging on this site since May, 2006. Visit http://blog.bible.org/bock/  

Dr. Ben Witherington III – Blog  Bible scholar Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.  A great blog to bookmark and visit time and again.  Visit his NEW Blog athttp://blog.beliefnet.com/bibleandculture/

Prime Time Jesus.  PrimeTimeJesus features leading Christian professors, writers and thinkers who have come together to engage the media and culture about the person and work of Jesus Christ.  Visit http://blog.bible.org/primetimejesus/

Leadership U.  “one-stop shopping superstore” in the marketplace of ideas. Leadership U is also a searchable collection of resources and interactive opportunities containing thousands of articles, reviews, research papers, essays, books & book chapters, commentaries, video & audio files, poems and more.  Sponsored by Christian Leadership Ministries, the faculty outreach and training arm of Campus Crusade for Christ International.  Visit http://www.leaderu.com/index.html

Internet Resources for JESUS

Global Media Outreach.  Global Media Outreach is a global ministry formed to present the good news of Jesus Christ over the Internet. Our staff of 22 is located in Orlando, Florida and in Silicon Valley (San Jose) California. More than 2,200 volunteers (called Online Missionaries) are located in countries all over the world. Our goal is to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies and use these technologies to reach the world for Christ.  Visit http://www.globalmediaoutreach.com/index.html

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Article entitled “Evidence for the Resurrection”, by Matt Perman. Visitwww.geocities.com/athens/Delphi/8449/res3.html

Article by Josh McDowell on the Resurrection of Christ.  Visitwww.leaderu.com/everystudent/easter/articles/josh2.html

Biblical Archeology

The official site of the Biblical Archeology Society.  Current news on the James Ossuary, other major discoveries, archeological digs in the middle east, books, CDs, DVDs, subscriptions, and more.   Visit http://www.bib-arch.org/

One of the premier web sites on the Shroud of Turin, maintained by Barry Schwartz.  Mr.Shwartz was one of the members of the Team that conducted an in-depth examination of the Shroud in 1978.  Visit www.shroud.com                            

A web site by Daniel R. Porter, providing a Guide to the Facts behind the Shroud.  Includes numerous features and provides answers to tough questions. Visit the site www.shroudstory.com 

Official site of Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation, an organization formed for the purpose of encouraging a scientific re-examination of the Shroud.  Also see the book “Resurrection of the Shroud”, by Mark Antonacci, founder of RSF.  Visithttp://www.resurrectionoftheshroud.com

Science and Belief

Intelligent Design:  The Center for Science and Culture.  The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. This web site is a treasure trove of information on Intelligent Design, and why ID should be considered as a valid scientific approach (in addition to evolution) to explain the inherent ‘irreducible complexity’ we find in so many complex life forms. 

For lots of great information, visithttp://www.intelligentdesign.org/index.php.

New!  On-line Book:  “Science Speaks – Scientific Proof of the Accuracy of Prophecy and the Bible”
By PETER W. STONER, M.S.
and ROBERT C. NEWMAN, S.T.M., Ph.D.

The attack by critics of the Bible has often come in the name of science. Faith has been threatened because the Bible has been thought to be in serious error. Today, through the efforts of Christian scientists, items of conflict between science and the scriptures are being harmonized. The evidence continues to accumulate in favor of the Bible as the product of Divine intelligence. Science Speaks is an enlightening comparison of Biblical truth and the established scientific data.  This is an excellent on-line resource penned by two eminent scientists on how science and God’s are in harmony.  Also discusses prophecy and probability theory.  Check it out => http://www.geocities.com/stonerdon/science_speaks.html

Reasons.org.  Excellent Web site providing many reasons to believe from a scientific viewpoint, including evidence for design in the Universe, by Dr. Hugh Ross.  Visitwww.reasons.org

The Intelligent Design Network.  A non-profit organization that seeks objectivity in origins science.  The Intelligent Design Network believes objectivity will lead not only to good origins science, but also to constitutional neutrality in this subjective, historical science that unavoidably impacts religion. They promote the scientific evidence of intelligent design because proper consideration of that evidence is necessary to achieve not only scientific objectivity but also constitutional neutrality.  Includes books, teaching tools, DVDs and videos, and more.  Highly recommended!  Visit http://www.intelligentdesignnetwork.org/

Exposing the Da Vinci Code Deception

“The Truth About Da Vinci” Web Site, sponsored by the Westminster Theological Seminary.  An excellent, multi-media web site in multiple languages that exposes a lot of the disinformation in the book and movie.  Includes answers to key Questions, FAQs, Resources, Discussion, Featured Articles, News and Media Center.  Visithttp://www.thetruthaboutdavinci.com/

The Da Vinci Code: Of Magdalene, Gnostics, the Goddess and the Grail – featured web page on The Da Vinci Code, at Leadership U.  The web site cites USA Today, “Code’ s popularity shows that ‘readers are clamoring for books which combine historic fact with a contemporary story line,’ says Carol Fitzgerald, president of Bookreporter.com…. ‘They say, “I like being able to learn something as well as read a story”.'”  This is precisely the problem and the danger — people today would rather “re-make history” to suit their own tastes and life-style, rather learn the facts.  The Da Vinci Code plays upon these desires, masquerading as a fictional novel while telling readers or viewers “the facts”.  Yes, there may be a few facts, but these few facts are mixed in with a liberal quantity of distortions and lies.  Visit http://www.leaderu.com/focus/davincicode.html

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Bible Resources

Blue Letter Bible.  On-line Bible that includes search, commentaries, audio/visual, study tools, images, maps and much more.    Visit http://www.blueletterbible.org/

Bible Gateway.  BibleGateway.com is a free service for reading and researching Scripture online–all in the language or translation of your choice!  They provide advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.  Visit http://www.biblegateway.com/.

The Bible.org.  If you are brand new to Bible.org, there are thousands of trustworthy Bible study resources here for your personal and ministry use.  Millions of people coming from every recognized country in the world, visit here each month to search the Bible for answers to life’s questions and issues and to pursue their relationship with God. They are pastors, Bible teachers, Bible students, missionaries, homemakers, business people, small group leaders, and a people just searching for God and truth. Thank you for letting us serve you.  Visit http://www.bible.org

Islam (Inviting Muslims to Know Jesus)

Answering Islam.  Very content rich apologetics site providing articles concerning Islamic beliefs vs. those of Christianity.  Provides articles on God vs. Allah, the Bible vs. the Quran, matters of faith, etc.  Christians and Muslims are encouraged to visit http://www.answering-islam.org/

Frontiers.  “With Love and Respect, Inviting All Muslims to Follow Jesus”, Frontiers is an international ministry to Muslims of nearly a thousand workers from dozens of countries in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. Workers come from a wide variety of worship traditions, some embracing charismatic spiritual gifts, some following a liturgical form or worship, etc.  To learn more, go to http://www.frontiersusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2010_home

Helping Others

Compassion.  Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, physical, economic and social poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.  Founded by Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean war orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 800,000 children in more than 20 countries.  Visit http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/default.htm.

Prophecy

Koinonia House.  A ministry of Chuck and Nancy Missler, Koinonia House creates, develops, and distributes materials to stimulate, encourage, and facilitate serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.  Koinonia is a New Testament word which is most often translated to mean “communication”, “fellowship”, or “communion”. Koinonia House, or K-House as we are affectionately called, is dedicated to the development and distribution of materials for encouraging and facilitating serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.  A a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.  Visit http://www.khouse.org/

World News

Google News.  All the news that’s fit to read.  Visit http://news.google.com

Reuters:  World news.   http://www.reuters.com/

BBC:  Global news from the BBC.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

Haaretz Daily News.   Breaking news from the Middle East.  Visit http://www.haaretz.com/

The Jerusalem Post.  From Jerusalem, in the Middle East.  Visit http://www.jpost.com/

Al Jezerra (English).   From the Middle East.  http://www.aljazeera.com/

Christian Directories and Resources

Crosswalk.com.  for-profit religious corporation dedicated to building up the Church, which is the Body of Christ.  The freshest and most compelling biblically-based content to Christians who take seriously their relationship with Christ. Crosswalk.com is built around four primary content areas – Faith, Family, Fun and Community. Each category is further subdivided into areas of significance to many Christians, including Bible Study, Devotionals, Marriage, Parenting, Music, etc.

Christian Family Links.   A portal for Christians containing all sorts of resources – blogs, search tool, communities, Bible study resources, Christian news, graphics, software, shopping and more, Visit http://www.christiansunite.com.

Cross Daily.  Lots of resources for personal use, community, church and business.  Select from graphics, chat boards, greeting cards, bible search, shopping and more.
Visit http://www.crossdaily.com/

LightLinks2000.com.  LightLinks2000.com is a growing Web portal designed to provide Christians and those seeking answers about Christianity with resources, links, Bible study material, a world-wide and local business/church directory, free classifieds, free email and quickmessage service, online games, puzzles and more. With our companion Web site “3 Angels Freeware”, we also provide free software in 18 different categories including Bible, Programming, Internet etc.. Currently, we have links to over 3,200 freeware and shareware applications.  Visit http://www.lightlinks2000.com/

The Christian Internet Directory.  Welcome to the Christian Internet Directory, listing the Christian businesses, Christian rock groups, and religious websites across the globe. Find Christian resources to assist in your ministry, and much more.  Visit http://www.christiandirectory.info/

Local Christian Churches and Fellowships

Global:

Saddleback Church.  Saddleback Church is a Christ centered, Bible-based Christian Church located in Southern California, with many local churches through-out the southland, and thousands of small group fellowships.  It has hundreds of outreaches, including ministries that send thousands overseas each year to help those in need.  For more information, visit http://www.saddleback.com/.

Calvary Chapel.  Calvary Chapel is a Bible-based, Christ centered Christian church, with thousands of off-shoot churches throughout the world. It began with the “Jesus movement” in Southern California in the early 1970’s, an d grew from there as the Lord added new believers.   You probably have a Calvary Chapel not far from you.  For more information, visit http://www.calvarychapel.com/

Hillsong. Hillsong Church is based in Australia, but has now spread around the world and covers the major continents.  “Our singular, all-consuming passion is to build God’s Church and Kingdom on the earth, and see everyday people released into their purpose and calling. We believe in people – we believe in their potential and we believe in their amazing capacity to influence the world with good.” Brian and Bobby Houston. Visit https://hillsong.com/en/

California:

Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo.  Calvary of Mission Viejo is a small Christian church allied with the Calvary Chapel network of churches.  It is very friendly, bible-based, and Christ centered.  Lots of activities for adults, families, and children.  Visitwww.cmvchurch.com for more information. 

Saddleback Church Lake Forest.  The Lake Forest church is the home church of Saddleback.  With thousands of members, it is one of the largest fellowships of Christian believers in the country.  For more information, to check out resources, or even watch a church service on-line, visit http://www.saddleback.com/

Arizona:

Faith Christian Church, Tucson, Arizona.  Reaching students with the love of JesusChrist.  Faith Christian Church focuses on bringing the good news about Jesus to universiy students.  They offer Sunday Worship Service, Weekly Campus Bible Studies, and Student Activities.   “By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.”  1 John 4:9 
Address:  Faith Christian Church, P.O. Box 40636, Tucson, AZ 85717-0636

Visit their web site at http://www.faithchristianchurchtucson.org/contactus.html

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