Abernethy School of Adventure Leadership – Solas Resources

As promised, here are a selection of resources around the themes we discussed last week, the list includes all the PowerPoints we used, links to recommended books to buy, as well as to online articles, podcasts, webinars, and films. If you have any other specific questions, please do get in touch, we’d be only too happy to point you in the right direction.

Things to watch:

Solas Short Answers videos are 4minute video clips which answer questions from a Christian perspective.  There are over 80 of them, which can be accessed here.  Or enjoy this sample:

All Nature Sings! – A Series of Talks on God and The Natural World, including contributions from Andy Bannister. click here

For Randy Newman’s talk on “Questioning Evangelism”. click here.

Gary Habermas and Anthony Flew in discussion at the Veritas Forum; “Jesus’ Resurrection: An Atheist and a Theist in Dialogue”. Watch it here.

God and the Environment by Andy Bannister, click here

How to talk about Jesus without looking like an idiot. A webinar with Andy and Gavin, click here


Things to Listen to:

The Solas PEPTalk Podcast – inspiration and ideas for sharing your faith. Click here.

The Premier Unbelievable? Show with Justin Brierley. Click here.


Things to read:

The Beginner’s Guide to Apologetics is a series of short online articles introducing key arguments for the Christian faith, it covers science, culture, history, ethics, humans rights, beauty, music, Jesus and more! To see what is in the whole series, click here.

Some articles from this series which are especially relevant to the Solas teaching at Abernethy are the following:

A Beginner’s Guide to the Argument from Beauty by Andy Bannister.
A Beginner’s Guide to the Argument from Human Value and Dignity by Andy Bannister
A Beginner’s Guide to the Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus by Mike Licona
A Beginner’s Guide to the Argument from Design by Fazale Rana

The following are books which you might consider purchasing:
Andy Bannister, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist
Rebecca Manley Pippert, Out of the Saltshaker and into the World; Evangelism as a Way of Life
Rebecca McLaughlin, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion
Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism
Glen Scrivener, 321: The Story of God, the World, and You
Mary Jo Sharp, Why i Still Believe
Dan Strange, Plugged In
Peter J. Williams, Can We Trust the Gospels?
N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense


The PowerPoint (etc) presentations we used at Nethybridge.

A Biblical Basis for Apologetics
What is the Gospel
Science & God
Salt & Light. the Gospel and Culture
Practical Tools for Evangelism
Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus
Duty of Care -Christianity & the Environment
An Introduction to Worldviews