I am going to start a new series on this blog similar to my Science Series or Biblical Archaeology series: Apologetic Resources. As the name suggests I will be highlighting some useful resources online, in print, conferences, etc. that will help those involved in apologetics.
The first resource I would like to highlight is Belief Map:
Belief Map is the brain child of Blake Giunta who is an experienced debater and apologist. Full disclosure, I know Blake personally and have heard him speak and debate in various venues from college campuses to beer halls. While he is active speaking and debating, one of the most time consuming projects he is developing is Belief Map.
Belief Map is “an encyclopedic resource providing users with academically respected points and counterpoints in debates over life’s big questions.”
Belief Map in summary:
- Serves as an apologetics hotline
- Is scholarly and reliable
- Provides a deeply customizable experience
- Is an ideal way to learn debate
Belief Map’s strength is its menu that procedurally branches out academic points and counter-points in a fun interactive way that actually simulates dialogue between green (the Christian view) and red (the non-Christian view). There are over 1,000 academic citations, as well as over a 1,000 responses and is continually growing.
Here is a 3 minute tutorial on how to use Belief Map:
This site is very organized and focused and with a simple click you can explore the reasons behind the question “Is Christianity True?” Highly recommended.