This is a list of some of the Greatest Christian Apologists of the 21st century.
They have helped and inspired millions of people around the planet in their search for Truth and answers myself included. There are many more besides those I have listed – feel free to leave a comment of a person that has changed your own life.
Four Great Apologist of the 21st Century
- William Lane Craig
- Ravi Zackerias
- John Lennox
- Tim Keller
William Lane Craig
The first on the list we have William Lane Craig.
William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He and his wife Jan have two grown children. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994.
If you would like to know more about Dr. Craig I would suggest to you look up some of the many debates on YouTube, read some of his Q&A’s on his Official Website, or that you perhaps even starting out with one of his books On Guard.
Here’s 1 of his 9 animated videos Is There Meaning to Life:
When former skeptic and seventeen-year-old Ravi Zacharias heard the words of Jesus in John 14:19, “Because I live, you also will live,” the trajectory of his life changed forever. In a time of helplessness and unbelief—when he was on a bed of suicide—the truth of Scripture brought hope to Zacharias, and he committed his life to Christ, promising, “I will leave no stone unturned in my pursuit of truth.” Earlier in John 14, Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” This verse has become the cornerstone of Zacharias’s ultimate mission as a Christian apologist and evangelist: to present and defend the truth of Jesus Christ that others may find life in Him.
If you would like to know more about Zackerias I would suggest you to look up some of the many speeches on YouTube, or that you perhaps even start with one of his books Jesus Among Secular Gods.
Here is one of his speeches The Existence of God:
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He has lectured extensively in North America, Eastern and Western Europe and Australasia on mathematics, the philosophy of science and the intellectual defence of Christianity. He has written a number of books on the interface between science, philosophy and theology. These include God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (2009), God and Stephen Hawking, a response to The Grand Design (2011)
If you would like to know more about Dr. Lennox I would suggest you to look up some of the many debates or speeches YouTube, or that you perhaps even start with one of his books God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
Here is one of his speeches Why Are We Here? God, Life, and the Pursuit of Happiness:
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For 28 years he led a diverse congregation of young professionals that grew to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
If you would like to know more about Keller I would suggest you to look up some of the many speeches on YouTube, or that you perhaps even start with one of his books The Reason for God.
Here is one of his speeches The Reason for God:
Many more could be added to this list. More posts will be coming with other Christian thinkers such as C. S Lewis and St. Augustine just to name a few, but also more secular thinkers such as Jordan Peterson. Further details will be added to this post as I think of a template that seems fitting for this sort of resource.
Also for the future I would like to make a book list and perhaps a few reviews and notes both for my own sake and for you out there who is searching for new material to read.
Thank you for reading – I hope you will find some new information that will prove useful in your own search for Truth and answers.