Here is another compiled list of resources: this time for Apologetics!
Here are the Lutheran resources we’ve discovered so far:
- You Can Give An Answer: A Study in Christian Apologetics by Steven Hein (46-pages)
- In the Beginning, God: Creation from God’s Perspective by Joel Heck
- Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for the Middle School Student by Valerie Locklair (Also suitable for high schoolers!)
- Evolution: A Defense Against by Lincoln Winter
- Defense Never Rests by Craig Parton
- Religion on Trial by Craig Parton
- The Reason I Believe: The Basics of Christian Apologetics by Allen Quist
- 30-Lesson Apologetics, confirmation curriculum available in student and leader guide
- Clearing a Path for the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Apologetics by Arthur Eggert and Geoffrey Kieta
- Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections by Adam Francisco
- The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics by John Bombaro and Adam Francisco
- Theologia et Apologia: eighteen essays, edited by Adam Francisco and Korey Maas
- CPH FaithCourses: Apologetics Group Study
Gene Veith’s book, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals, is a wonderful, accessible gateway into understanding and discussing Lutheranism. It has broad apologetic elements but does not necessarily get into really specific categories of apologetics, like creation apologetics.
Also, we should note that the Book of Concord, or the Lutheran Confessions as they are often called, are apologetic, too. That is, they state what we believe and illustrate distinctions with why such distinctions exist.
Lutheran Recommended Books
I recently attended a conference where Lutheran apologist Adam Francisco offered these non-Lutheran book suggestions, as well as several listed above (in no particular order):
- The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary Haberman
- Darwin’s Doubt and (likely the new release Return of the God Hypothesis) by Stephen Meyer
- How Should We Then Live by Francis Schaeffer (influential for 50 years+)
- Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig
- Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Gregory Koukl
- The website Stand to Reason
- Already Gone by Todd Hillard, Britt Beemer, and Ken Ham
Organizations & Websites
- Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) hosts an annual apologetics conference.
- Concordia Bible Institute (a servant institute of CUW)
- ELS apologetic resources. There are quite a few articles there!
- International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights
- Lutheran Science Institute (affiliated with WELS)