Resources – Apologetics Sites

The following sites provide information and resources about the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth and His resurrection, as well as the reliability of the Bible.  (This focus matters most, though the sites often focus on other issues as well.)  I have rated the sites based on the quantity, quality, and focus of resources that each provides to the web visitor (focus means focus on Jesus and the Bible).


Apologetics 315 – Brian Auten


Gary Habermas – Gary Habermas (focuses on the evidence for the resurrection of Christ)

The John Ankerberg Show – (includes many video clips of leading biblical scholars)

Lee Strobel – Lee Strobel (a former atheist)

Library of Historical Apologetics – Tim McGrew and others

Ratio Christi – at the Ohio State University – Eric Chabot

Reasonable Faith – William Lane Craig (philosophical, theological, and historical)

Risen Jesus – Michael Licona (focuses on the evidence for the resurrection of Christ)

Truthbomb Apologetics


Alpha & Omega Ministries – James White – Various

Christian Apologetics UK – Frank Turek

Ehrman Project – (refutes the skepticism of Bart Ehrman; YouTube channel)

Fixed-Point Foundation – Larry Taunton

Josh McDowell – Josh McDowell (Campus Crusade for Christ evangelist and apologist)

Stand to Reason – Greg Koukl and others

The One-Minute Apologist – Bobby Conway (short videos addressing key apologetic topics)

The Poached Egg – Greg West

Ratio Christi – (a campus ministry)

Ravi Zacharias – Ravi Zacharias

True Free Thinker – Mariano Grinbank

The Veritas Forum

Word on Fire – Father Robert Barron

Worldview – Sean McDowell (son of Josh McDowell)

4Truth.Net – North American Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

In addition to going directly to these sites, you can also find many instances of them on by searching on their names.  Some even have their own “YouTube Channel.”

Last updated April 7, 2012

Gary Habermas on Evidence for Jesus Beyond the New Testament Documents

The 27 ancient documents we call the New Testament are, of course, history’s primary source material on the life of Jesus of Nazareth.  In this short clip, Gary Habermas talks about roughly a dozen and a half additional sources – outside the New Testament – which corroborate the historicity of Jesus.

“Overall, at least seventeen non-Christian writings record more than fifty details concerning the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus, plus details concerning the earliest church. Most frequently reported is Jesus’ death, mentioned by twelve sources. Dated approximately 20 to 150 years after Jesus’ death, these secular sources are quite early by the standards of ancient historiography.” -Dr. Gary Habermas


Related posts:

Non-Christian Corroboration of the New Testament Account: Tacitus

Non-Christian Corroboration of the New Testament Account: Pliny the Younger

Non-Christian Corroboration of the New Testament Account: Josephus

Gary Habermas on the Resurrection

The 1976 Michigan State University PhD. Dissertation of Gary Habermas on the Resurrection of Christ

Do Historians Believe Jesus Existed?

Historians – whether conservative or liberal, whether believing or unbelieving – are apparently united in their conviction that Jesus existed.  Why then do we see people on the Internet saying that He did not exist or we cannot know whether He existed?  Such people are not thumbing their nose at believers; they are thumbing their nose at historians, evidence, and the historical method – the sorts of things upon which they claim to rely.


The 1976 Michigan State University PhD. Dissertation of Gary Habermas on the Resurrection of Christ

Nick Norelli of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth has recently posted a link to Gary Habermas‘ doctoral dissertation at Michigan State on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Habermas approach is scholarly rather than religious.  For example, he draws on the academic disicplines of science, philosophy, and history.  The conclusion is a matter of probabilities.  Here’s a snippet of Nick’s review where he begins to outline the Habermas dissertation:

The main format consists of an investigation of three possible intellectual approaches to the resurrection. The first possibility is that this even did not occur literally at all. The second possibility is that it did occur, but that it cannot be demonstrated as such. The third possibility is that the resurrection did occur literally and that it can be demonstrated. It is extremely important to note here that the word “demonstrate” is not used as a synonym for “absolute proof” in this study. To believe that the resurrection can be demonstrated is this a reference to probabilities–that the resurrection is the most probably conclusion in light of the factual evidence.

Dr. Habermas has made scholarly study of the resurrection his lifelong research project.  For more resources from him, see his web site.