GENERAL RESOURCES

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members
of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Messiah.

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See also Messianic Resources

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APOLOGETICS
BIBLE COLLEGES AND SEMINARIES
BIBLE STUDY - PERSONAL
CREATION SCIENCE
DISCIPLESHIP
EVANGELISM
FAMILY
FINANCES
LEGAL
MERCY MINISTRIES
NEWS FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
SOCIAL AWARENESS AND ACTION

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Please note:

  • Headings and organizations are listed alphabetically, not by perceived priority.

  • Many of the resources listed have strengths in different areas, but are listed under those headings that seem to best represent their major strengths or foci.

  • Many of the organizations listed have their equivalents with a messianic focus on our Messianic Resources page.

  • Some are listed in both places, but with descriptions appropriate for either the general or messianic focus.

  • This resource list will be added to regularly.

  • The Shofar does not necessarily support all of the views and activities of the organizations listed, but considers each of them worthy of being brought to your attention.

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APOLOGETICS

Also see CREATION SCIENCE below.

JOSH McDOWELL MINISTRIES - "Josh McDowell Ministry exists to serve and to equip the Body of Christ in raising generations of purpose-driven Christians who know what they believe, why it is true, and how to live out their Christian faith."

RAVI ZACHARIAS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES - "The primary mission of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Distinctive in its strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation . . . ."

WALTER MARTIN'S RELIGIOUS INFONET - "Our hope is to provide answers to those searching for spiritual direction in their lives, as well as encourage and educate Christians to stand up for their faith."

BIBLE COLLEGES AND SEMINARIES

DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY - ďto glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.Ē

DENVER SEMINARY - "Denver Seminary is a graduate-level school of theology, which is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs. We offer MA, MDiv, and DMin degrees with numerous specialized concentrations.

HILLSDALE COLLEGE - Not a Bible college, but according to their mission statement, "The College considers itself a trustee of modern manís intellectual and spiritual inheritance from the Judeo-Christian faith and Greco-Roman culture, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law." According to Wikipedia, National Review has described Hillsdale as a "citadel of American conservatism."

MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE - "Moody exists to equip people with the truth of God's Word to be maturing followers of Christ who are making disciples around the world."

TYNDALE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY - "Our mission is to prepare godly believers for the ministry of exegetical and expository teaching of the word of God for effective and spiritually mature leadership and service worldwide. . . . We strive to make our degrees affordable and accessible to everyone."

BIBLE STUDY - PERSONAL

ARIEL MINISTRIES - Discipleship Training Program; Systematic Theology Home Study Course; free online studies in different formats; Camp Shoshanah; San Antonio seminars.

BIBLICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY - Numerous studies on hermeneutics and systematized Bible topics by Dr. David L. Cooper.

E-SWORD - A marvelous, multifaceted, free, easy to use, downloadable Bible study program.

J. VERNON McGEE'S THROUGH THE BIBLE RADIO - Verse by verse exposition of Scripture.

THOMAS PAUL SIMMONS - "A Systematic Study of Bible Doctrine."

CREATION SCIENCE

New entry:
BIBLE SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - "Our lectures and films concentrate on how the evidence and research discovered in each of the scientific disciplines is consistent with the biblical account of creation."

New entry:
CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC CREATION - Online book: In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood, by Dr. Walt Brown.

New entry:
CLASSIC MOODY INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE FILMS (YOUTUBE). "Each topic is scientifically explained which is then applied to creation - namely the Creator God." Accessible at these links: http://www.anym.org/moody_science_videos.html and https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwQY8D8NXJNOuHXn3-3DBI_hF11BbjaTs.

THE CREATION RESEARCH SOCIETY - "The Creation Research Society is a professional organization of trained scientists and interested laypersons who are firmly committed to scientific special creation."

THE INSTITUTE FOR CREATION RESEARCH - "For over four decades, the Institute for Creation Research has equipped believers with evidence of the Bible's accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework."

DR. KENT HOVIND'S "YOUNG EARTH CREATIONISM" YOUTUBE COLLEGE SERIES. An upbeat ten YouTube series in support of biblical creationism and the Noahic Flood, and the foolishness of the evolutionary theory.

DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLE DAILY - "Disciple Daily exists to identify individuals & institutions committed to a Bible based, relationship oriented, disciple making process and to assist their work through a global network community that supports one another through prayer, labor, and material resources."

EVANGELISM

BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION - "Around the world and around the clock, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with millions of people every year."

CRU (CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST) - "Helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship."

JOSH McDOWELL MINISTRIES - "The purpose of Josh McDowell Ministry is serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus."

OPEN DOORS - "The world's largest outreach to persecuted Christians in the most high-risk places."

OPERATION MOBILIZATION - "Operation Mobilization works in over 110 countries, motivating and equipping people to share Godís love with people all over the world. OM seeks to help plant and strengthen churches, especially in areas of the world where Christ is least known."

RAVI ZACHARIAS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES - "The primary mission of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Distinctive in its strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation . . . ."

UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS - "The University of the Nations was born out of Youth With A Mission (YWAM). . . . The U of N is unique in its international missionary training scope with school locations in 101 nations on all continents. Because national accrediting agencies have major differences in their systems, the U of N has not, at present, applied for any one nationís accreditation." See Youth With A Mission below.

YOUTH WITH A MISSION - "an international, non-denominational movement of Christians ministering to people around the world through evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. . . . We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000." See University of the Nations above.

FAMILY

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY - "Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive."

FINANCES

DAVE RAMSEY.COM - A multifaceted ministry teaching people how to handle money.

LARRY BURKETT - Search for his materials online.

RON BLUE - "our goal is to apply Ron Blue's lifetime of trusted, biblical financial counsel to your specific financial questions." Resources, online Q and A, classes, financial services, etc.

LEGAL

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE - "The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and its globally affiliated organizations are committed to ensuring the ongoing viability of freedom and liberty in the United States and around the world." ~ ACLJ. "a conservative Christian law firm based . . . in Washington, D.C." ~ Wikipedia.

MERCY MINISTRIES

SAMARITAN'S PURSE - "Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world."

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS - A non-profit, interdenominational organization with a vision for aiding Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.

NEWS FROM A CHRISTIAN OR CONSERVATIVE PERSPECTIVE

New entry:
CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK - "Christian News Network provides up-to-date news and information affecting the body of Christ worldwide from an uncompromising Biblical worldview."

THE CHRISTIAN POST - A multi-featured Christian news magazine.

FOX NEWS - A conservative news service.

WORLD MAGAZINE - "WORLD offers hard-hitting, truth-telling, uniquely Christian worldview reporting."

DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLE DAILY - "Disciple Daily exists to identify individuals & institutions committed to a Bible based, relationship oriented, disciple making process and to assist their work through a global network community that supports one another through prayer, labor, and material resources."

SOCIAL AWARENESS AND ACTION

BREAKPOINT - "BreakPoint is a Christian worldview ministry that seeks to build and resource a movement of Christians committed to living and defending Christian worldview in all areas of life."

THE CHUCK COLSON CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW - "Through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations, The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview seeks to build and resource a movement of Christians committed to living and defending the Christian worldview."

HUDSON INSTITUTE CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM - "The Center for Religious Freedom promotes religious freedom as a component of U.S. foreign policy by working with a worldwide network of religious freedom experts to provide defenses against religious persecution and oppression."

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM AND POLICY (ISGAP) - "Fighting antisemitism on the battlefield of ideas." "The first serious push-back on the West-Islamist battlefield of ideas." - Prof. Phyllis Chesler.

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CROSSWALK - A multifaceted Christian resource: Bible studies, commentaries, devotionals, articles, news, etc.



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