Basic Apologetics Course

This free 20-lecture series offers a Basic Apologetics Course for those who want to be better equipped to reach non-believers by giving honest answers to honest questions with gentleness and respect! This course, taught by Dr. Art Lindsley, is broken down into 4 sets of 5 lectures and comes with a link to a free PDF Study Guide that accompanies each set. While the Basic Apologetics Course DVD Set is no longer available for sale, we now offer all of the video content streaming digitally on at the links below.

Those who participate in this course will receive an official certificate from the C.S. Lewis Institute.

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What is the Basic Apologetics Course?

Is belief in God, that Jesus is the Son of God, or that the Bible is the Word of God an irrational “leap in the dark” as many non-believers maintain?  Or is there enough evidence to make a leap of faith into a direction set by the light?  The five lectures in this set provide some of the classic arguments to address these questions.

Many objections to faith, new and old, circulate in our culture.  What are some of the most crucial issues to face?  Was Jesus married?  Are the Gnostic Gospels to be taken seriously?  Was Jesus’ Deity invented?  Why is there so much evil?  Is Christ the only way?  Is belief in God a fantasy?  How can we speak about our faith in this culture?  The five lectures in this set address these important questions.

Atheism is experiencing something of a resurgence today and is aggressively attacking Christian faith in the Western world.  In these lectures we draw significantly on the thinking of C.S. Lewis, one of the most famous converts from atheism to Christianity.  Some of the enduring insights that led him from atheism to faith will provide help in responding to the new atheists of our day.

We face a bewildering array of new religious movements in our culture today.  The New Age movement and the new witchcraft – Neopaganism – have exploded on to the scene in the last twenty years.  Numerous cults content for a hearing, knocking on your door or using the media to gain influence.  How can we respond?  These lectures provide help.

About the Speaker

Arthur W. Lindsley

Arthur W. Lindsley is the Vice President of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Works, & Economics. He has served at the C.S. Lewis Institute since 1987 both as President until 1998 and currently as Senior Fellows for Apologetics. Formerly, he was director of Educational Ministries at the Ligonier Valley Study Center, and Staff Specialist with the Coalition for Christian Outreach. He is the author of C.S. Lewis's Case for Christ, True Truth, Love: The Ultimate Apologetic, and co-author with R.C. Sproul and John Gerstner of Classical Apologetics, and has written numerous articles on theology, apologetics, C.S. Lewis, and the lives and works of many other authors and teachers. Art earned his M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  

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