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Please Convince Me AcademyWelcome to the Please Convince Me Academy! This course is available FREE OF CHARGE. Simply click the large download icon to access the download folder, then select the materials you need to train yourself or to use in small group training.

'Why should people even want to use these PleaseConvinceMe Academy materials to learn how to convince others?'

Well, Scripture tells us that God wants us to love Him with all our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37), and using our mind to reason out the things of God can actually bring us closer to Him. But even more than that, when we think about all that God has done for us, we can't help but want to share this truth with others. Paul is a pretty strong role model for us as Christians, and he regularly “reasoned” with people and many people were ultimately “persuaded” (Acts 17:2, 4). Peter also shared the truth through reason, even in hostile environments (Acts 2:14-41). They were simply following the model of their Lord, Jesus Christ, who was also in the business of sharing “convincing proofs” (Acts 1:3). While I do believe that it is GOD alone who changes the hearts of those around us, I still think it is our responsibility as Ambassadors for Jesus Christ to do our best to provide answers to life’s big questions, and these materials are intended to help Christians do just that.

'What makes you think you're qualified to write training materials in the first place?'

I do understand my own limits and I don't pretend to be an expert in all the areas that we explore in our curriculum. I am just another member of the jury, much like you, and I am involved in examining the evidence like everyone else. It's our hope that the Academy materials will encourage you to take a hard look at the evidence yourself, and I guarantee that the materials will stretch you, at least a little bit! For what it is worth, my background is rather diverse. I have an education in the arts (Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design and Architecture), a career's worth of experience as a police detective (presently working Cold Case Homicides), and a Seminary Degree (Master's Degree in Theological Studies). I've created a number of studies designed specifically to examine issues important to both adults and students, and I've tried my best to incorporate all of my diverse experiences into the creation of this curriculum.

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Please Convince Me Academy: Course 1

Answering the Objections of Atheists

The "Popularity of Atheism" Curriculum. This Complete Academy Download includes the following 16 lessons, plus PCM Academy Bonus Materials!

 

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Lesson 1: What is the Gift of Heaven?

Message: Articulating the Gospel of grace with the "Roman's Road"

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• Lesson MP3 Audio File
• AUDIO: The Nature of Heaven and the Urgency of Life
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Lesson 2: Is Reason an Enemy of Faith

Objection: Christians Are Unable to Evaluate the Evidence Fairly.

Lesson 2 includes:
• Lesson PDF File
• Bible Insert / Note Sheet PDF File
• Lesson MP3 Audio File
• AUDIO: Conversations in Rome (1)
• AUDIO: Conversations in Rome (2)
• AUDIO: Conversations in Rome (3)
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Lesson 3: Why are Christians so Intolerant?

Objection: Christians mistreat people who don't agree with them.

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Lesson 4: Does Absolute, Objective Truth Exist?

Objection: All Truth is Relative, Christianity May Be True for You; It's Not for Me.

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• AUDIO: Three Motives that can Cripple the Truth
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Lesson 5: Do Moral Absolutes Exist in Our World

Objection: Morality Comes from Our Culture and Not from God.

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• Lesson PDF File
• Bible Insert / Note Sheet PDF File
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• AUDIO: A Naturalistic View of Moral Grounding (1)
• AUDIO: A Naturalistic View of Moral Grounding (2)
• AUDIO: Our Thoughts on Moral Grounding
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Lesson 6: Is Intelligent Design Theory "Unscientific"?

Objection: ID Theories Cannot Be Scientifically Repeated (So They Shouldn't Be Considered).

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• AUDIO: Answering Objections to The Existence of a Supernatural Designer
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Lesson 7: Can Science Explain the "Origin of Life"?

Objection: Science Has Removed the "Need for God" to Explain Origins.

Lesson 7 includes:
• Lesson PDF File
• Bible Insert / Note Sheet PDF File
• Lesson MP3 Audio File
• VIDEO: A Wallet, A Dollar and the Existence of God (Part 1)
• VIDEO: A Wallet, A Dollar and the Existence of God (Part 2)
• VIDEO: A Wallet, A Dollar and the Existence of God (Part 3)
• Presentation Manual for A Wallet, a Dollar and the Existence of God
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Lesson 8: Does "Wet Artificial Life" Prove God Unnecessary?

Objection: Science can now create life without the involvement of God.

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• AUDIO: Has Science Eliminated the Need for a Creator God
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Lesson 9: Is Reason an Enemy of Faith

Objection: Random Mutation and Natural Selection Make God Obsolete

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• AUDIO: The Problem with Darwinism - An Interview with a Research Biologist
• AUDIO: The Issues Related to Evolution - ID and Resistance to the Christian Worldview
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Lesson 10: Can the Bible Be Trusted?

Objection: The Bible is Mythology that has been mistranslated, corrupted and contains errors.

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Lesson 11: Does an Ancient Universe Prove the Bible is False

Objection: Science demonstrates that the universe is older than the bible claims.

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• Lesson PDF File
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• Lesson MP3 Audio File
• AUDIO: Brian Dunning - An Atheist View of Young Earth Creationism (part 1)
• AUDIO: Brian Dunning - An Atheist View of Young Earth Creationism (part 2)
• AUDIO: Thoughts on Evolution and Creationism
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Lesson 12: Do Dinosaurs Disprove the Bible?

Objection: The bible claims that nothing died before Adam and Eve

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Lesson 13: Was Jesus Just a Man?

Objection: Jesus was just an ancient wise man, he was not God

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Lesson 14: Is Reason an Enemy of Faith

Objection: Christians Are Unable to Evaluate the Evidence Fairly.

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• AUDIO: Answer Questions about Morality, Salvation and Intelligent Design
• VIDEO The problem of Moral Evil
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Lesson 15: Does Natural Evil Prove There is No God

Objection: Christians Are Unable to Evaluate the Evidence Fairly.

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Lesson 16: Does Pain and Suffering Prove There is No God?

Objection: An All-Powerful, All-Loving God would not allow such pain or suffering

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• AUDIO: Does Pain and Suffering Prove that the` re is No God?
• AUDIO: A Perspective on Pain
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PCM Academy Bonus Materials

Including the Following Materials to Help You Take it to the Next Level

• PDF Book - Responsive Christianity (Learning to be a Christian Case Maker)
• AUDIO: Radio Interview - Jim talks about youth ministry on Stand to Reason Radio
• AUDIO: Radio Interview - Jim talks about apologetics on Stand to Reason Radio
• VIDEO Living about the Lies
• VIDEO Music Video - No Accident
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Please Convince Me Academy: Course 2

Making a Case for God's Existence

The "Plausibility of Theism" Curriculum. This Complete Academy Download includes the following 13 lessons, plus PCM Academy Bonus Materials!

 

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Lesson 1: The Evidence for God From Creation

Evidence: The "Cosmological Argument" offers evidence for God's existence.

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• AUDIO: Answering Objections to The Cosmological Argument for God's Existence
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Lesson 2: The Evidence for God from Design

Evidence: The "Teleological Argument" Offers Evidence for God's Existence

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• AUDIO: Answering Objections to The Teleological Argument for God's Existence
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Lesson 3: The Evidence for God From Morality

Evidence: The "Axiological Argument" offers evidence for God's existence.

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• AUDIO: Religious Relativism and Foundations for the Axiological Argument
• AUDIO: Answering Objectives to The Axiological Argument for God's Existence
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Lesson 4: The Evidence for God from Fine Tuning

Evidence: The "Anthropic Argument" offers evidence for God's existence.

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• AUDIO: Answering Objections to the Anthropic Argument for God's Existence
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Lesson 5: The Evidence for God from Probability

Evidence: The "Statistical Probability Argument" offers evidence for God's existence.

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Lesson 6: The Evidence for God from Logic

Evidence: The "Transcendental Argument" offers evidence for God's existence.

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• AUDIO: Answering Objections to the Transcendental Argument for God's Existence
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Lesson 7: Reasoning the Nature of God

Evidence: The evidences for God's existence describe the Christian God

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• Lesson PDF File
• Bible Insert / Note Sheet PDF File
• Lesson MP3 Audio File
• AUDIO: Three Steps Toward Christian Theism
• VIDEO: A Wallet, A Dollar and the Existence of God (Part 1)
• VIDEO: A Wallet, A Dollar and the Existence of God (Part 2)
• VIDEO: A Wallet, A Dollar and the Existence of God (Part 3)
• Presentation Manual for A Wallet, a Dollar and the Existence of God
• Training Manual for A Wallet, a Dollar and the Existence of God
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Lesson 8: The Case for Christian Worldview

Evidence: There is a powerful cumulative circumstantial case for Christianity.

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• AUDIO: Sharing with Atheists - Four Observations
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Lesson 9: Imagining a World Without Belief

Evidence: The truth of the Christian worldview has a powerful impact on our world.

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Lesson 10: Biblical Empiricism and the Existence of God

Evidence: In many ways, Biblical truth can be experiences "empirically"

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• AUDIO: Religious Experience as Evidence for God's Existence
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Lesson 11: The Big Bang as an Act of God

Evidence: Science actually supports the Biblical view of creation

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Lesson 12: How the Evidence Becomes Proof

Understanding how God chooses us even before we choose Him

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Lesson 13: Christianity is the Most Reasonable Explanation

Using abduction to answer life's big questions

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PCM Academy Bonus Materials

Including the Following Materials to Help You Take it to the Next Level

• Bible Insert - Arguments for God's Existence
• Bible Insert - Science in the Bible
• PDF Book - I'm Convinced He's Out There
• AUDIO: Radio Interview - Jim talks about why young people are leaving the church
• VIDEO Music Video - Glory Defined
• VIDEO Music Video - Total Truth
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Please Convince Me Academy: Course 3

Articulating the Gospel Message

The "The Promise of Christianity" Curriculum. This Complete Academy Download includes the following 16 lessons, plus PCM Academy Bonus Materials!

 

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Lesson 1: Is Reason an Enemy of Faith

Objection: "Faith" Is Nothing More Than Wishful Thinking (It's Not Rooted in Evidence).

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• AUDIO: Sharing with Atheists
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Lesson 2: Is Salvation Really a Free Gift?

Message: Articulating the "free" nature of the offer of salvation.

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Lesson 3: What Does the "Gospel" Really Mean?

Message: Articulating the full meaning of the word "Gospel"

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• AUDIO: The Big Story and a Shift in the Gospel Message
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Lesson 4: What is the Meaning of the Cross

Message: Articulating what Jesus accomplished on the cross.

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Lesson 5: What is So Special About Christianity

Message: Articulating the Distinctive Nature of Grace

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• Lesson PDF File
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• Lesson MP3 Audio File
• AUDIO: The "Best Story" Gospel Diagram Presentation
• VIDEO The "Best Story" Gospel Diagram Presentation
• PDF Manual for the "Best Story"
• PDF Training Manual for the "Best Story
• Powerpoint for the "Best Story"
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Lesson 6: Is the Christian Faith an Evidential Faith?

Message: Articulating the evidential nature of the Biblical definition of Faith

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Lesson 7: How Were People Saved Before Jesus?

Message: Articulating the importance of placing our faith in the Messiah.

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Lesson 8: Can I Save Myself with Good Works?

Message: Articulating the Futility of a "Works Based" Theology

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• AUDIO: Has Science Eliminated the Need for a Creator God
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Lesson 9: Is Belief " That" the Same as Belief "In"?

Message: Articulating the difference between "ascent" and "surrender"

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Lesson 10: What Does it Mean to be a "Responsive" Christian?

Message: Articulating the responsibility that all Christians have to be apologists

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• AUDIO: The Role of Apologetics in the Church
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Lesson 11: How Can I Become a "Case Making" Christian?

Message: Articulating the Evidential Christian Life

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Lesson 12: How Does God Want Us to Change Our World?

Message: Articulating the transformative power of the Gospel

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• AUDIO: Observations from the Bible Belt
• AUDIO: More Bible Belt Wisdom
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Lesson 13: Can God Use Someone Like Me?

Message: Articulating God's desire to use His children

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• AUDIO: A Discussion About Apologetics Missions Trips
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Lesson 14: Will God "Gift" Me for a Purpose?

Message: Articulating the difference between natural talents and spiritual gifts

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Lesson 15: Will God Answer My Prayers?

Message: Articulating the truth about unanswered prayers

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• VIDEO The Problem of Unanswered Prayer
• AUDIO: Answering Objections to the Problem of Unanswered Prayer
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Lesson 16: Can I Resist the Will of God?

Message: Articulating the truth about the 'sure' will of God

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Including the Following Materials to Help You Take it to the Next Level

• PDF Book - Responsive Christianity (Learning to be a Christian Case Maker)
• AUDIO: What Are You Holding On To?
• AUDIO: Attending to What's Inside
• VIDEO Music Video - Total Truth
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PCM Academy Evangelism Materials

• MANUAL: SHARE Evangelism Strategy
• MANUAL: Training SHARE Evangelism Strategy
• Powerpoint SHARE Evangelism Strategy

PCM Academy Evangelism Materials

• DOCUMENT: A Possible Model
• AUDIO: An Apologetic
• AUDIO: Interview with Frank Viola - Pagan Christianity
• AUDIO: Interview with Frank Viola - Re imagining Church
• AUDIO: Interview with Don Overstreet - House Church Planting and Urban Service

 

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Embracing the Christian Essentials

The "Principles of Christianity" Curriculum. This Complete Academy Download includes the following 16 lessons, plus PCM Academy Bonus Materials!

 

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Lesson 1: The Need for Creeds

Essential Truth: Creeds are an essential and enriching part of the Christian faith.

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• AUDIO: WORDFM Radio Interview - The Importance of Creeds
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Lesson 2: The Early Use of Creeds

Essential Truth: Creeds have always been a part of the Christian life

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Lesson 3: Heresy and Orthodoxy

Essential Truth: Christians must be able to distinguish between heresy and orthodoxy.

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• Article: Studying Heresy - Are Mormons Christians Too?
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Lesson 4: Historic Heresies

Essential Truth: If we learn from the past, we won't be heretical in the future.

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Lesson 5: Responding to Heresy

Essential Truth: We are called to address and correct those who are in error.

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Lesson 6: Doctrine of Man

Essential Truth: The fallen nature of man is a Christian essential.

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Lesson 7: Can Science Explain the "Origin of Life"?

Essential Truth: Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, is a Christian essential.

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• Lesson PDF File
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• VIDEO: Studying Salvation - The Problem of Unfair Damnation
• AUDIO: Studying Heresy - The LDS Concept of Salvation
• AUDIO: Studying Heresy - The Impossible Mormon Gospel (Part 1)
• AUDIO: Studying Heresy - The Impossible Mormon Gospel (Part 2)
• ARTICLE: The Impossible Mormon Gospel
• INSERT: The Impossible Mormon Gospel
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Lesson 8: The Doctrine of God

Essential Truth: The triune nature of God is a Christian essential.

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• AUDIO: Studying the Certainty of God's Existence
• ARTICLE: Studying Heresy - Did Joseph Smith's Doctrine of God Change
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Lesson 9: The Doctrine of Jesus

Essential Truth: The Deity of jesus is a Christian Essential

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• AUDIO: The Certainty of jesus and the Reliability of the Bible.
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Lesson 10: The Doctrine of End Times

Essential Truth: The Return of Jesus is a Christian Essential

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Lesson 11: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Essential Truth: The personhood and distinction of the Holy Spirit is a Christian essential.

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Lesson 12: The Doctrine of the Church

Essential Truth: The unity of believers is a Christian essential

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• AUDIO: An Apologetic for House Churches
• AUDIO: Common Concerns About House Churches
• AUDIO: "Pagan Christianity" an Interview with Frank Viola
• AUDIO: "Re imagining Church" an Interview with Frank Viola
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PCM Academy Bonus Materials

Including the Following Materials to Help You Take it to the Next Level

• AUDIO: Religiosity That Can Ruin Your Life
• VIDEO Jim on HisChannel - The Role of Evidence in the Christian Faith
• VIDEO Jim on HisChannel - Are the Gospels True Eyewitness Accounts?
• VIDEO Jim on HisChannel - The Importance of Being Convinced
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Please Convince Me Academy: Course 5

Affirming the Bible's Reliability

The "Power of the Book" Curriculum. This Complete Academy Download includes the following 10 lessons, plus PCM Academy Bonus Materials!

 

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Lesson 1: Transmissional Reliability of the Old Testament

Reliable: The Old Testament Has Been Faithfully Transmitted

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Lesson 2: Transmitional Reliability of the New Testament

Reliable: The New Testament has been faithfully transmitted

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Lesson 3: Archeological Reliability of the Old Testament

Reliable: The Old Testament has been archaeologically verified

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Lesson 4: Archeological Reliability of the New Testament

Reliable: The New Testament has been archaeologically verified.

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Lesson 5: Prophetic Reliability of the Old Testament

Reliable: The Old Testament is Filled with Fulfilled Prophecy

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Lesson 6: Prophetic Reliability of the New Testament

Reliable: The New Testament is also filled with fulfilled prophecy

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Lesson 7: Scientific Reliability of the Bible

Reliable: The Bible Foreshadows Scientific Discoveries

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Lesson 8: Harmonious Reliability of the Bible

Reliable: The bible is not full of contradictions or errors

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Lesson 9: Thematic Reliability of the Bible

Reliable: There is a single theme in all of the bible.

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Lesson 10: Eyewitness Reliability of the Gospel of Mark

Reliable: Mark's gospel is an early memoir of Peter

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• VIDEO: Love Letter
• AUDIO: Radio Interview - Talking to Paul Edwards about the Apologetics Study Bible
• AUDIO: Podcast Interview - Talking to Don Stewart (The Bible Explorer)
• AUDIO: Podcast - Is the Bible Reliable?
• AUDIO: Podcast - Are the Gospels Reliable Eyewitness Accounts?
• AUDIO: Podcast - The Origin of Christmas and the Archaeological Verification of the OT
• AUDIO: Podcast - Including a Discussion of Moses and Archaeology
• INSERT: The Reliability of the Old Testament
• INSERT: The Reliability of the New Testament
• PDF BOOK: The Reliable Word of God
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Studying the Person of Jesus

The "Person of Jesus Christ" Curriculum. This Complete Academy Download includes the following 14 lessons, plus PCM Academy Bonus Materials!

 

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Lesson 1: What Should We Expect if Jesus Really Lived?

Fact: The pattern of Jesus' impact on history demonstrates that He truly lived.

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Lesson 2: Is Jesus a Re-Telling of Mithras?

Fact: Jesus is not a 'copy-cat myth' borrowed from Mithras

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• AUDIO: Five Principles to Respond to Claims that Jesus is a Copy-Cat
• ARTICLE Answering Atheist Objections - The Problem of Copy-Cat Mythologies
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Lesson 3: Is Jesus a Re-Telling of Horus or Osiris?

Fact: Jesus is not a 'copy-cat myth' borrowed from Horus or Osiris

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Lesson 4: Are There Early Eyewitness Accounts of Jesus?

Fact: The Gospels were written early enough to be eyewitness accounts

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• AUDIO: WORDFM Radio Interviews - The Early Dating of the Gospels
• AUDIO: The Eyewitness Reliability of The Gospel of Mark
• ARTICLE The Eyewitness Reliability of The Gospel of Mark
• INSERT The Eyewitness Reliability of The Gospel of Mark
• ARTICLE Answering Atheist Objections - The Problem of Late Gospels
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Lesson 5: What Do the Non-Canonicals Tell Us About Jesus?

Fact: The Non-Canonical Documents Acknowledge the Truth Claims of the Bible

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• AUDIO: WORDFM Radio Interview - The Non-Canonical Gospels
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Lesson 6: Is There Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?

Fact: There are extra-biblical accounts acknowledging the life of Jesus.

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Lesson 7: Are the Gospels Telling Us the Truth About Jesus?

Fact: The Gospels are Reliable Eyewitness Accounts

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• AUDIO:: Evaluating the Gospels Like Jurors Evaluate Eyewitnesses
• AUDIO:: The Reliability of the Eyewitness Accounts of the Gospels
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Lesson 8: Can We Believe in the Virgin Conception of Jesus?

Fact: The virgin conception is a fact of history

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• AUDIO: WORDFM Radio Interview - The Virgin Conception
• AUDIO: Elba, Morality, Caner and the Virgin Conception
• ARTICLE Do Mormons Deny That Mary Was a Virgin
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Lesson 9: Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?

Fact: Jesus Claimed That He Was God Himself

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• AUDIO: Was Jesus Just a Man?
• ARTICLE: Was Jesus Just a Man?
• INSERT: Was Jesus Just a Man?
• ARTICLE: The Problem of Jesus' Divinity Claim
• INSERT: The Problem of Jesus' Divinity Claim
• INSERT: Evidence for the Existence and Deity of Jesus
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Lesson 10: Does Jesus Possess the Nature of God?

Fact: Jesus Possesses the Very Nature of God Himself

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• AUDIO:: Questions About The Nature of Jesus
• AUDIO:: The Essential Christian Belief Related to The Nature of Jesus
• ARTICLE: The Essential Christian Belief Related to The Nature of Jesus
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Lesson 11: Was Jesus Worshiped as God?

Fact: Jesus Accepted Worship as Though He Was God Himself

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Lesson 12: Was Jesus Really Resurrected?

Fact: The Evidence Supports the Truth of Jesus' Resurrection

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Lesson 13: Why Was Mary Slow to Recognize Jesus?

Fact: There were good reasons why Mary did not immediately recognize Jesus

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Lesson 14: Who is Jesus According to Others?

Fact: The major religions all recognize Jesus as an important person

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• VIDEO: Looking at the Gospels Forensically
• VIDEO: Inspirational Video - My King
• VIDEO: Series Video - Superman
• VIDEO: Series Video - Total Truth
• AUDIO: Eyewitness Reliability of The Gospel of Mark
• ARTICLE: Eyewitness Reliability of The Gospel of Mark
• INSERT: Eyewitness Reliability of The Gospel of Mark
• AUDIO: How Were People Saved Before Jesus?
• ARTICLE: How Were People Saved Before Jesus?
• INSERT: How Were People Saved Before Jesus?
• ARTICLE: Have We Really Discovered the Tomb of Jesus?
• INSERT: Have We Really Discovered the Tomb of Jesus?
• ARTICLE: The Problem of Jesus-Less Salvation
• INSERT: The Problem of Jesus-Less Salvation
• TRACT: For Witnessing to Mormons - Shrinking Jesus
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