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Apologetics

e-Sword:  E-Sword is my go-to Bible software for my laptop and desktop. It's free and it has tons of free add-ons! (Of course there are additional resources for purchase.) I have about 45 different Bible translations (including Greek and Hebrew), 15 different commentaries, 14 different dictionaries, tons of graphics and maps, different devotional books, and a whole plethora of extras.

Olive Tree:  Olive Tree is my go-to Bible software for my smartphone and tablet. There are also tons of resources available for this app. My favorite feature is BHS (Hebrew) Bible with parsing and the NA27 (Greek) New Testament with Mounce-Koivisto Morphology. I only have a few translations on this app, a couple of lexicons, and some dictionaries.

BibleSoft: I would love to have Biblesoft for my desktop, but it is a bit out of my price range for all of the things I'd like to have. Some of my fellow ministers have it and they have nothing but good things to say about it.

There are some excellent resources for Christian evidences online. There are also some excellent books on the subject.

Here are a few websites: Apologetics Press Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Reasonable Faith Cold Case Christianity Stand to Reason Creation Ministries Christian Research Institute Bethinking Cross Examined Apologetics Study Bible

A Word about Websites

A Word about Commentaries

The internet can be an invaluable resource when researching the Bible, biblical interpretations, and the Christian worldview. An endless amount of information is just a mouse-click away. Please keep in mind that when you are researching anything, it’s important to seek out multiple sources and perspectives. All of the information we find on websites (including this one) is put there by people. A person processes information within the framework of their own worldview, presuppositions, biases, opinions, etc. The material we share with others may contain elements of our personal perspective even when we try to be as fair, unbiased, impartial, and balanced as possible. When studying Christianity and the Bible (or anything for that matter) it’s vital to seek out as many different perspectives as you can in order make reasonable conclusions.

Commentaries, like the internet, can also be instrumental for providing us with information on how to interpret the Bible. Commentaries are written by people from their own personal viewpoint so it’s vital to seek out as many different insights as possible before drawing any conclusions. Believe it or not, I’ve read commentaries in which the author has completely fabricated “historical facts” in order to bolster their own views. I’ve seen people take Scriptures completely out of context to support their personal opinion. I’ve witnessed commentators inventing Greek grammatical rules and definitions for Greek words in order sway the reader to their side of the fence. Once again, please use good judgment and remember to search out a large variety of viewpoints before drawing any final conclusions on a matter.