Remember the pleasure of getting absorbed in a book? If you’re Gen X or older, you probably recall enjoying a paperback and a cup of coffee in your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore. E-readers aren’t the only reason few of those stores survived the 90s and early 2000s: Reading habits changed, too. According to a 2021 Gallup survey, “Americans in all major subgroups are reading fewer books now than in the past.”
Like others, Christian apologists have expanded delivery modes for defending The Gospel. YouTube is one way many of today’s apologists evangelize unbelievers and equip believers to defend the faith. In fact, the internet has quickly become one of the main channels used by apologists to defend the Christian faith.
It’s in this spirit that our editors compiled this list of the best Christian apologetics YouTube videos from leading influencers in the field. Our hope is that you will use this resource as a means to creating your own Christian apologetics playlist. Whatever issue a skeptic brings up, there’s certainly a YouTube video for that.
The Best Christian Apologetics Videos
The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Parts 1-8
Lord’s Library visitors have seen references to William Lane Craig in our listing of top apologetics books and resource websites. His name keeps appearing because he is arguably the preeminent contemporary Christian apologist, with a ministry that includes a website, podcast, books, in-person appearances, and a YouTube channel. His Kalam Cosmological series of eight videos answers the most foundational of questions: Does God exist? If believers cannot answer that question, no other one matters. Each video ranges from as short as 5 minutes to as long as 42 minutes.
The primary audiences for this playlist are atheists, agnostics, and, of course, anyone interested in evangelizing those groups.
What is Heaven?
White clouds, harp-playing cherubs, St. Peter standing in front of an ornate gate – this is the cliched imagery of the afterlife that many people envision. But in 1 Corinthians 2:9, the Apostle Paul says that believers cannot imagine “the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” Surely Heaven goes beyond that caricature provided by Hollywood. The folks at Inspiring Philosophy’s YouTube channel use scripture and theological, as well as philosophical commentary to provide a more mature perspective on Heaven.
This video will enlighten anyone, but believers in particular will find it edifying.
Channel: Whaddo You Meme??
Who says Christian apologetics has to be “serious” to be effective? Jon McCray’s Whaddo You Meme?? YouTube channel presents and refutes fallacies underlying anti-Christian memes and videos, usually with humor and satire. In each of the short, three-video “Scholars React” series, McCray sits down with a famous Christian apologist to dissect the illogic of anti-Christian memes circulating on social media. The videos are 10-17 minutes each and feature Frank Turek, William Lane Craig, and Mike Licona.
While anyone can benefit from this playlist, Gen Z is the best audience as social media bombards them with deceptive memes masked as arguments.
Do you have a minute? If so, apologist Bobby Conway wants it (okay, maybe a couple – his videos are usually 2 – 3 minutes with his introduction included). His YouTube channel presents “quick, credible answers to apologetic questions.” The One-Minute Apologist’s “Bible Difficulties” playlist addresses concerns skeptics bring up about the Bible, such as:
- “The bible contradicts itself”
- “God is different in the Old Testament than He is in the New Testament”
- “If God is loving, why did He order genocide?”
- “Is God an Angry God?”
To answer some of these questions, Conway occasionally brings in other apologists, including Mike Licona, Alex McFarland, and one episode with the late Norman Geisler. Even the busiest doubter will be more inclined to sample the bite-size content Conway creates on the One-Minute Apologist.
Quick Shots: Short Answers to Hard Questions
Channel: Cold-Case Christianity – J. Warner & Jimmy Wallace
J. Warner Wallace is a former cold case homicide detective turned apologist, as well as an apologetics professor who has been featured on Dateline. His book Cold Case Christianity is a methodical, convincing presentation of proof for Jesus’s resurrection. He brings his expertise and clear presentation skills to his YouTube channel. The 26 videos in Wallace’s “Quick Shots” playlist tackle intense theological and philosophical questions in 3-5 minutes each. These are topics that secularists often confront believers with, such as “Would a loving God send people to Hell?” and “Are moral truths a matter of personal opinion?”
Those interested in the deeper, philosophical questions of Christianity will enjoy this playlist.
Print isn’t dead, and many Christians still use books to defend the faith. Even so, while the message must never change, the means have to. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:22, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” This collection of the best Christian apologetics videos prepares believers to “earnestly content for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” as the Bible says in Jude 1:3.
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