Apologetics

What We Believe
Why We Believe It
What To Do With It

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
~1 Peter 3:15

Women, Break Free!

1 – Does God Like Boys Better Than Girls?
Women – Are they the weaker sex? Does God intend for them to be subordinate to men? Why is this issue important?

2 – What Does It Mean To Be Human?
A deep dive into Genesis 1-3 to look at how Eve was created as the Ezer Kenegdo/rescuer/necessary ally for Adam, and to connect with God and be His image on the earth.

3 – WDWD (What Did Women Do)
A look at some of the powerful women of the Old Testament who did not sit at home and keep silent.

4 – Jesus and Women
The relationship Jesus had with the many women who were a part of His earthly ministry.

5 – Paul and Women
The relationship Paul had with the women who were a part of his ministry.

6 – Power Up!
Women as superheroes.
And how 1 Timothy 2 is used to put women into ungodly subjugation.

7 – Who’s the Boss?
The myth of “headship”, Ephesians 5, and the truth of equality in marriage.

8 – The Bible Translations Game
How Bible translations are manipulated to promote the patriarchal agenda.

9 – Purity Culture
How Evangelical Purity Culture movement has effected women.

10 – Rizpah, faithful protector
A brief discussion on Divorce and the effects of religious language on those in abusive marriages. And a look at the story of Rizpah, a woman who continued to protect her family through the trauma of grief.

11 – Woman of Valor
What is the “Woman of Valor” in Proverbs 31? A physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally strong woman.

RESOURCES

Women
• Video:: Why Talk About Faith, Gender and Culture? 
• Video::  Why have women been silenced in the Church?
• Video::: Why women should be church leaders and preachers
Egalitarianism: The Big Picture
• Short Articles:: Lee Grady
• Short Articles:: The Junia Project
• Short Articles:: Marg Mowzcko
• Article:: Calling out sexual harrassment: The implications of complementarianism 
• Article:: How Gender Roles Contribute to Abuse
• Article:: Mighty Woman of God, Katherine Bushnell
• Book Excerpt:: The Making of Biblical Womanhood
• History::  The Danvers Statement
• Blog:: God as Father and Mother

The “Difficult” Passages
1 Timothy 2:12 – Can women be pastors, preachers, teachers in church?
Ephesians 5:22-23 – Are husbands the “head” of the wife?
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 – Are women allowed to teach in church?

• Bible Translation:: Will a Truly Honest Bible Translation for Women Ever Be Made? part 1  part 2
• Bible Translation:: Gender Politics in the ESV Translation
• Bible Translation::  Which Bible Translation is Best?
• Bible Translation:: video- Be Careful of The Passion Translation

• Purity Culture:: How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame
• Purity Culture:: Resources and Links
• Purity Culture:: Video –  Sex, Purity Culture, Marriage, and Singleness: Is the Church Getting it Wrong?
• Blog:: Struggling in your marriage or with Sex?  

• Divorce:: God on Divorce
• Divorce:: Jesus on Divorce, Remarriage and Adultery
• Divorce:: Jesus, Paul and grounds for divorce

• Rizpah:: Faithful protector

• Podcast:: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

• Music Video:: Girl Who Didn’t Care – Tenille Townes

• Proverbs 31:: It’s about character, not roles
• Proverbs 31:: The Bibles’ Answer to Human Trafficking


APOLOGETICS
What We Believe

1 – Why study Apologetics

2 – Evidence for Existence of God
Cosmological Argument

3 – Evidence for Existence of God
Fine-Tuning, Design and Moral Arguments

4 – Worldviews

5 – The Reliability of the Bible

6 – Evidence for Jesus
Archaeology, Miracles, Prophecies

7 – Evidence for the Resurrection

8 – Holy Spirit

9 – The Weird and Difficult Bible

10- Homosexuality and Sexual Identity
A very basic look at what current evangelical Christianity says about homosexuality and sexual identity, how Jesus wants us to love, and how the next generation is looking at these issues.

RESOURCES

Women
• Video:: Why Talk About Faith, Gender and Culture? 
• YouTube::  Why have women been silenced in the Church?
• Video::: Why women should be church leaders and preachers
• Short Articles:: Lee Grady
• Short Articles:: The Junia Project
• Short Articles:: Marg Mowzcko
• Article:: Calling out sexual harrassment: The implications of complementarianism 
• Book Excerpt:: The Making of Biblical Womanhood
• History::  The Danvers Statement
• Blog:: God as Father and Mother
• 1 Timothy 2:12 – Articles
• Article:: How Gender Roles Contribute to Abuse 
Egalitarianism: The Big Picture
Ephesians 5:22-23 in a Nutshell 

The Difficult Parts of the Bible
• Article::   Why did God punish the Canaanites for child sacrifice, when He personally ORDERED Abraham to do it? 
• Blog posts:: The Bible is Pretty Weird 
• Video series:: Character of God

Difficult Topics::  Sex and Gender Issues
• 9 Essays: Scot McKnight, Jesus and Homosexuality
• Letter:: J.K. Rowling on Sex and Gender Issues
• Article: How to Make Moral Decisions
• NT Wright Podcast:: Christian sexual ethics, homosexuality and transgender
• Video:: NT Wright – Biblical perspective on homosexuality
• Book:: When Harry Became Sally, Ryan T. Anderson 
• Book:: A War of Loves, David Bennett
• Website:: Revoice
• Video:: Christians and the LGBTQ Conversation

Holy Spirit
• Article:: Presence of God
Podcast:: Holy Spirit

Jesus
• Article:: Is there evidence for Jesus outside the Bible?
• Article:: Resurrection evidence
• List:: 9 evidences for the Resurrection 
• YouTube series:: Mike Licona 
• Article:: 9 reasons Jesus is called Passover Lamb 

Bible Reliability
• Article::  The Bible Was Not Written To You
• List:: Books on the Reliability of the Bible 
Book:: Mike Bird,  Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew about the Bible


Worldviews

Worldviews Comparison Chart
• Podcast: How to Teach Your Kids about Non-Christian Worldviews

Creation Science
• YouTube:
   Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution
     Vol 1

     Vol 2
     Vol 3

YouTube::
• One Minute Apologist
Red Pen Logic 
• The Bible Project
• Ten Commandments
Drive Thru History
• Cold-Case Christianity

Instagram
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Authors::
• Lee Strobel
• C.S. Lewis
Mary Jo Sharp
• Scot McKnight

Podcasts:
• Natasha Crain
Alisa Childers
Exploring My Strange Bible 

Websites::
Discovery.org
ReasonableFaith.org
IntelligentDesign.org 
RisenJesus.com  
MargMowczko.com 
JuniaProject.com   

Books::
• Dr. Stephen Meyer – Signature in the Cell
• Dr. William Lane Craig – Creation Out of Nothing
• Nancy Pearcey – Love Thy Body
• Sean McDowell – So the Next Generation Will Know 
• Scot McKnight – The Blue Parakeet
Robert Heidler – Experiencing the Spirit
• Alisa Childers – Another Gospel? A Response to Progressive Christianity
• Beth Allison Barr – The Making of Biblical Womanhood

Articles::
Darwin’s Doubt and the Case for Intelligent Design 

For Parents::
65 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer
• Book:: Cold Case Christianity for Kids 
• Book:: Natasha Crain – Talking with Your Kids About God
• Books:: Melissa Cain Travers – Young Defenders series
• Books:: Dr. Craig series
• Article:: Discipling our kids
Who Is Gen Z   

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or would like more info on a particular topic.
Email::  stacie@forestfired.com

::EXTRAS::

Image of God

Why Talk About Faith, Gender, and Culture?

Character of God

Did God really command all the Canaanites be killed?

God :: The complex unity of the triune God

Holy Spirit

Did Jesus rise from the dead?

Is Jesus the Passover lamb?

Are all religions basically the same?

The Case for Christ

Major Worldviews

An Introduction to Worldviews

The Fine-Tuning of the Universe

Social Darwinism

Evolution

The Moral Argument

Bombardier Beetle Defies Evolution

Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so Important?

The Kalam Cosmological Argument
Part 1: Scientific

The Kalam Cosmological Argument
Part 2: Philosophical