The other day I was having a conversation with a friend about apologists, or Christian case-makers. As I was recommending some of the apologists that I follow, I was reminded of several Top Ten Apologists articles and blogs, and thought, “I should do a blog along those lines.” So, in no particular order, here’s my top recommended apologists to follow (and some of their resources). This is in no way all of the people that I follow or really admire, but more of an easily accessible top ten list.
William Lane Craig (Reasonable Faith)
Dr. Craig is probably one of the most important apologists of our time. He is a skilled debater and has even been voted as one of the top 50 philosophers of our time on secular standards. He has a Sunday school class called Defenders that is live streamed. You can download his Reasonable Faith app on your Android or iPhone device.
Recommended reading: On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision
The Reasonable Faith app for your phone is also a great resource.
J. Warner Wallace (Cold Case Christianity)
Jim is a cold-case homicide detective and is so good at his job that Dateline calls him The Evidence Whisperer. He was also an atheist until he examined the evidence for Christianity. He wrote about this investigation in his first book, Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. I can’t recommend this book enough. I also highly recommend signing up at his website for his daily email as well as following him on Twitter, as he shares not only articles from his own website but various articles and blogs from the internet. Also subscribe to him on Youtube.
In addition, Jim has provided a handy Cold Case Christianity app for your phone.
The Poached Egg
The son of Josh McDowell, best known for his book Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Sean has become a well-known speaker and writer in his own right. He even co-authored the new updated and expanded Evidence That Demands a Verdict, which I was honored to be on the launch team and review. Like Jim Wallace, Sean is very active on Twitter and shares numerous articles along with an Apologetic Tip of the Day. His videos on YouTube are typically short and to the point. And subscribe to his website to sign up for his weekly emails.
David Wood (Acts 17 Apologetics)
A former atheist with an amazing testimony, David’s main focus is Muslim, but he does speak on other things as well. Rather than blogs, he posts videos on YouTube that are always educational and entertaining.
What Do You Meme?
Jon McCray started this YouTube channel in the last year and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Each video tackles some atheist memes and topics that float around the internet, sometimes in a hilarious way. David Wood has even recently started appearing in some. I’ve been a fan from the beginning and highly recommend this channel.
Frank Turek (Cross Examined)
Author of great books like I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist and Stealing From God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case, Frank provides some excellent resources via his YouTube channel and his Cross Examined website. Subscribe to his website for his periodic emails.
The Cross Examined app makes an excellent resource for your phone.
This anonymous blogger (for reasons he lists here on his website) really posts some very educational things. Sometimes he gets more political for my tastes (and sometimes I disagree with him on some of those issues), but for the theological apologetics, he is spot on. Still, I recommend subscribing to his blog and following him on Twitter.
Andy Bannister (Solas PC)
Andy got on my radar with his hilarious yet insightful book The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist: Or The Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments. He’s an adjunct speaker for RIZM Ministries (RavI Zacharias International Ministries), and currently is with Solas CPC – Centre for Public Christianity (of which David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters: Challenging Atheist Myths, is also associated with). Andy releases excellent Short Answer videos that you can subscribe to here.
Stand To Reason
Greg Koukl, author of the must-read Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, founded Stand to Reason, which Alan Shlemon and Tim Barnett are now members of the faculty as well. Staff member Amy Hall has also been contributing some good information in her blogs as well. I definitely recommend subscribing for updates at the site, as well as following STR on Twitter and on Youtube. Alan, Tim, and Amy are also active on Twitter.
Co-author of The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus with Gary Habermas (among many other books), Mike is an excellent speaker and debater. He has a number of resources on his website Risen Jesus, and frequently posts videos to his YouTube page. He regularly updates his Twitter account as well.
As I said at the beginning, this is not an extensive list, just a top list of those who provide regular updates. Others that I would recommend, like Gary Habermas and Tim McGrew, don’t provide easily accessible updates. But all of the above, I get regular updates from and would put my name on recommending them.