Useful Links

The Internet contains a vast quantity of information on religion – both for and against. I have tried to provide information on some websites relevant to apologetics. Please comment with any suggestions and criticisms.

Myriad inspirational websites and blogs promote Christianity. One blogger created a list of the top 100 Christian blogs. Another Christian website lists more than 120 blogs that focus on apologetics. I have listed some that I find interesting. I do not agree with the reasoning of these websites, but many of them are sophisticated and well organized.

Always Be Ready Apologetics Ministry. The About page says, "Always Be Ready (ABR) is a Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to equipping people with well-researched information on issues that seek to undermine or challenge the truth of Christianity as revealed in the Bible." The website discusses a wide range of apologetic topics. The ABR Store sells recommended books.
Apologetics 315. The website discusses numerous apologetic topics and also includes (1) a list of 100 top apologists with links to websites or biographical information, (2) a "Christian Apologetic Blog Directory" listing over 120 blogs, (3) an Apologetics Group Directory to help you find apologetics study groups, and dozens of recorded interviews with apologists.
Apologetics.com. The About page says, "Apologetics.com exists to remove intellectual impediments to Christian faith, thereby enhancing believers’ confidence in, and weakening skeptics’ objections to, the gospel message." The website has a blog and a Radio Show.
Apologetics Press. The website claims, "For more than 30 years Apologetics Press has published and disseminated materials for self study, group study, or evangelistic purposes. Topics range from evidences supporting the Christian Faith to highly controversial areas that challenge that Faith. Every two years we prepare a catalog of A.P. publications." It's many apologetic topics include special sections on Alleged Discrepancies, America's Culture War, Creation Vs Evolution, and Islam and Other World Religions (which focuses almost exclusively on Islam).
Christian Apologetic & Research Ministry (CARM). One of the most complex and encyclopedic websites with a staff of up to thirty writers. "CARM has over 90 discussion forums including topics such as Christianity, Islam, Atheism, Evolution, Politics, Abortion, New Age, Buddhism, Arminianism, Calvinism, Church History, Evangelism, and much more."
Classic Apologetics is a truly amazing collection of apologetic literature in the public domain. It is organized by author and by subject, including classic legal apologetics.
Cold Case Christianity "J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. … After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview." Mr. Wallace's website features his articles, videos and podcasts.
Come Reason Ministries. Lenny Esposito is president and founder of Come Reason Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization. Mr. Esposito believes "our culture is waging an all out assault on Christianity."  His website features a blog, articles, and podcasts.
Cross Examined. The About page says,  "CrossExamined.org is a non-profit ministry started in 2006 that conducts dynamic I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist seminars on college campuses, churches, and high schools. Led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, CrossExamined.org exists to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical." Turek and other prominent apologists post articles in a joint blog.
Dr. Gary Habermas' website promotes his books and articles.
The Poached Egg. The About page says, "The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Journal is a website founded and edited by Greg West. … The Poached Egg is a large and continually expanding virtual library of articles and essays compiled from all over the World Wide Web." The rather odd name refers to a C.S. Lewis quote.
Reasonable Faith. The About page says, "Reasonable Faith features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig in order to carry out its three-fold mission: (1) to provide an articulate, intelligent voice for biblical Christianity in the public arena, (2) to challenge unbelievers with the truth of biblical Christianity, and (3) to train Christians to state and defend Christian truth claims with greater effectiveness." The website includes member forums and video of Dr. Craig's numerous debates with skeptics and critical scholars.
Tekton Apologetics Ministries. You will inevitably come across this website if you Google enough apologetic issues. Tekton is the website of James Patrick Holding, the author of The Impossible Faith. The website organizes over 1700 articles.

Reference materials relevant to apologetics.

Several websites provide concordances, lexicons, commentary, and multiple translations of the Bible. These sites use different formats and offer different search tools, but they do not represent a wide range of views. Each site makes a Statement of Faith espousing the inerrancy of Scripture. The commentaries are generally conservative. Most academics and scholars use the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), but two of these websites exclude it – presumably because it does not conform to evangelical doctrine.
Google scholar.Searchable database of legal opinions. YouTube tutorial.
New Advent is a Catholic website. Fathers of the Church provides searchable translations of early Christian documents.
Oremus Bible Browser. Searchable version of New Revised Standard Version.

In general, I find three kinds of websites relevant to counter-apologetics, but these hazy categories overlap. First, there are dozens of atheist/agnostic/freethinker/skeptical websites, but they rarely discuss Christian apologetics. I have listed a couple of interesting sites. Second, I have tried to find every website or blog that focuses on counter-apologetics. Third, some biblical scholars have blogs discussing the New Testament and early Christian history. These scholars hold a range of religious views and have different attitudes toward apologetics.

Bart Ehrman Blog. Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited 30 books, including three college textbooks five New York Times bestsellers. Ehrman's work focuses on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the development of early Christianity. Some apologists consider Ehrman a double-faced accuser "whose writings frequently attack Christianity and its truth claims." In my opinion, Prof. Ehrman does not attack anyone. However, he is an agnostic New-Testament scholar who can communicate effectively with a nonacademic audience, and that is enough to make him a threat to some apologists. Anyone who can write a bestseller on textual criticism is a force to be reckoned with. He uses his blog to raise money for charity.
Case against Faith "debunks" Lee Strobel's "Case for" apologetic books, e.g., The Case for Christ.
Counter Apologist states his mission as "Countering Christian apologetics arguments with logic, evidence, and reason."
Cross Examined. Bob Seidensticker is a computer hardware designer and author. His blog considers Christian apologetics from an atheist perspective. A thoughtful and interesting blog, but it lacks a subject index for the posts.
Debunking Christianity. John W. Loftus is an author and atheist activist. Loftus states, "My goal is to dislodge evangelical Christian off of center. … Once they are knocked off center they will be less cocksure and less of a threat to my personal liberties. They will begin to think for themselves without blindly accepting what they read in the Bible." Dr. Hector Avalos joined Debunking Christianity in 2008. Dr. Avalos is an author and professor of religious studies at Iowa State University. The "Welcome to Debunking Christianity" menu is on the right side of the website, beneath the links to Loftus' books on Amazon.com. The blog does not focus exclusively on counter-apologetics, but the homepage features an interesting section on "A Few Links For Christian Apologists ;-)" and Loftus' "Debates" include his debate regarding Jesus' resurrection.
Freethoughtblogs is a blog network/community – a platform for skeptics and critics of dogma and authoritarianism. It is a strong supporter of the feminist position within the atheist/skeptic movement.
Κέλσος. Matthew Ferguson is a Classics PhD student at UC Irvine. His blog "helps to defend secular views in topics of science, philosophy, and history against the arguments of religious apologetics." Κέλσος was the Greek philosopher whose name is translated into English as Celsus.
Larry Hurtado's Blog. Retired professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology (University of Edinburgh) offers his comments, analysis, and something of his own contributions to the study of earliest Christianity.
Rejecting Jesus. Neil Robinson, an ex-university lecturer and teacher from the UK says that he was "saved from Christianity a few years ago." . I enjoy Mr. Robinson's trenchant analysis of biblical issues.
Religion Prof. James F. McGrath is Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is a progressive Christian who blogs about religion, the Bible, science fiction, evolution, and many other topics.
Richard Carrier Blogs. Prof. Richard Carrier is a historian, atheist activist, author, public speaker, and blogger. Carrier has frequently debated with Christian apologists such as William Lane Craig and David Marshall. His recent books on the Historicity of Jesus have established him as a leading supporter of Christ Myth Theory, which claims that Jesus was not a real person.
Robert M. Price is a scholar, professor, and fellow of the Jesus Seminar. He features "theology with a twist, but without the spin."
The Secular Web "The Secular Web is owned and operated by Internet Infidels, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to defending and promoting a naturalistic worldview on the Internet." . Christian apologist Gary Habermas called The Secular Web "one of the Internet's main Web sites for skeptics." The Secular Web Library is organized into: (1) Modern Library, (2) Kiosk (short informal articles organized into Categories, including Christian apologetics), (3) Historical Library , (4) Bookstore, (5) Debates, (6) Parents' Corner, (7) Periodicals, and (8) Reference Desk. The subject indices for the Modern Library and Historical Library do not list apologetics as a separate subject, but nonetheless contain valuable material on apologetics, including the best compilation of Richard Packham's critique of legal apologetics and responses thereto.
NT Blog. Professor Mark Goodacre is a respected biblical scholar who blogs about New Testament issues and also addresses issues of public interest, such as the Shroud of Turin and the historicity of Jesus.
Patheos claims to be "the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs." That brag may be true. Wikipedia reports that Patheos is the largest English language religion and spirituality site in the world and hosts more than 450 blogs in eleven "Channels."In 2016, Patheos relabeled its "Atheist" channel to "Nonreligious," a change that some bloggers considered both insipid and misleading. Nonetheless, I count sixty blogs in the Nonreligious channel, most of which are atheist.