Resources for Understanding Culture & Apologetics

I am working on a class that will help people understand culture, worldview and to understand how Christianity differs from the other major world religions. I have compiled some resources and thought the list might be helpful to others.

Ministry in post-modern culture:

  • Emerging Church by Dan Kimball
  • Center Church by Tim Keller
  • Deep & Wide By Andy Stanley
  • Preaching to Pluralists: How to Proclaim Christ in a Postmodern Age By Chris Altrock
  • The Gospel in a Pluralist Society By Lesslie Newbigin
  • Church history and culture:

  • The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why By Phyllis Tickle
  • The God Who Is There By Francis Schaeffer
  • Worldview (thanks to Dr. McLarty for several of these):

  • Transforming Worldviews By Paul Hiebert
  • Shaping a Christian Worldview By David Dockery
  • A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth Claims to the Worldview Test By Kenneth Samples
  • The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog By James Sire
  • To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview By Beckwith, Craig & Moreland
  • Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview By Moreland & Craig
  • Addressing the Big Questions of the Christian Faith (Theodicy/Apologetics)

  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism By Tim Keller (DVD)
  • The Son Rises: Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus By William Lane Craig
  • Hard Questions, Real Answers by William Lane Craig
  • A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bible By William Lane Craig
  • Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics By William Lane Craig
  • On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision By William Lane Craig (Study Guide)
  • Contending with Christian Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors By William Lane Craig
  • 3 Responses to Resources for Understanding Culture & Apologetics

    1. Adam Legler says:

      Phyllis Tickle’s book is a very interesting read, reflection, and prediction of the future of Christianity

      • Avatar of Matt Dabbs Matt Dabbs says:

        Thanks for commenting Adam…have you read any of her other books?

        • Adam Legler says:

          I read that one and I have heard her on a lot of podcast interviews. Particularly the Nick and Josh Podcast and the Homebrewed Christianity podcast. What she writes makes a lot of sense in that book if you are willing to digest it.

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