Adam Francisco Apologetics Video Series

by Scott Keith on 9 November 2010

Adam Francisco is a Faculty Fellow of Wittenberg Institute and Professor of History at Concordia University in Irvine. Dr. Francisco taught this two day class at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, in Carson City Nevada. He covers general topics in Christian Apologetics, as well as spending a good deal of time on the New Atheist movement, and apologetics to Islam. Dr Fransisco is an engaging and dynamic instructor and brings an icreadible base of knowledge to this presentation. Special thanks go to Bethlehem Lutheran Church for hosting the event.

Video Series on our YouTube Channel

Here is the introductory video

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian P. Mayo December 22, 2011 at 6:58 am

Hello Professor Francisco,

I am an SMP student at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Professor Benjamin Mayes learned that I would like to focus my ministry on Christian Apologetics and suggested that I contact you. Any advice or direction that you could point a very raw beginner like me in, would be greatly appreciated.

A Blessed, Merry Christmas and New Year To You And Your Family

Brian P. Mayo

Lora Gorton June 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Greetings Professor Francisco,
I’m wanting to learn more about how to defend the gospel against the New Atheist movement. We found out that our new daughter-in-law decided that her faith in Christ had no empirical basis and because he didn’t answer her prayers to take away her doubts she decided there was no God. Now her focus in life is telling everyone how immoral God is and how Christians are a bunch of superstitious, close minded, homophobic bigoted idiots. She is also estranging us from our son whom we’ve heard is either an agnostic or also an atheist.

The strange things that come out of her mouth as to what she now believes the Christian faith is sounds like a different Christ then the Christ of the Bible. If I interpreted scripture like they do I too wouldn’t worship or believe in God. How something can get so twisted amazes me I’m not sure if I believe the battle lies in trying to prove there is a God to her. But maybe to show her that the God she once believed in wasn’t the God of the Bible. I also wonder if part of turning the light on for them might be in helping them to see that the bible can be trusted to be accurate and that Jesus was a real historic person not someone made up from fairy tales. They are now reading Godless by Dan Barker. From what I understand about his faith in Christ before he became an Atheists was based more on emotion and superstition then on the objective word of God. Any help you can give me would be appreciated greatly.

Lora Gorton

Brian P. Mayo January 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Happy New Year, Professor Francisco

I am interested in starting a series of six to eight week Apologetics Classes at my church. I was wondering if you could recommend a curriculum (that includes videos, Bible passages, and handouts) that I could use.

God’s Peace

Brian

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