Apologetics on the iphone

Here is some good news from MDL Associates concerning technological advances in the availability of apologetics. On 10 September, 2009 “ApApp Christian Apologetics” was launched. If you ever been stumped when talking to your friends, it used to be you had to say “I don’t know. I’ll have to get back to you on that one…” No longer! Just pull up your iphone or itouch to quickly do some research on those tricky question.

Here is the story in their own words;

Greetings! As you are undoubtedly aware, apologetics is as important now as ever. Well, as the TV commercial says: “There’s an app for that.” My husband Mitchell Maynard had the inspiration to build the first smartphone app for Christian apologists.

I am contacting non-denominational churches and organizations like yours with the news that ‘ApApp Christian Apologetics’ is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. We made the ‘ApApp’ to be an easy reference that answers common questions or objections and educates you about other beliefs – all while learning what the Bible has to say about each topic.

Perhaps in your Youth Ministry are those who would find this app useful?

Anyone interested in downloading this app can search Apple’s App Store or see all the details at the web site, http://apologeticsapp.org. Of course, if you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks and God Bless!

Best regards,

Dorice A Maynard
MDL Associates, LLC
PO Box 141
Orange, CA 92856 USA

The application is basically a file cabinet of apologetics issues from a evangelical Christian perspective, “without any denominational dogma.” It is divided into three broad categories. Each category have brief articles that follow the same pattern; (i) what the Bible has to say, (ii) a commentary, and (iii) a URL link to a resource on the web. Some of the summaries suffer from their short length and simplistic, superficial probing of the issue, and there are plenty of topics that are missing. A list of what they do have is appended bellow. Nevertheless, if your willing to fork out about NZ $2.50 and don’t mind sifting through a little fundamentalist religious dogmatism at times, I recommend it.

1) Faith and Religions
Christian Science
Jehovah’s Witness
Mormon/Latter-Day Saints

2) Religious Figures
Adam and Eve
Jesus Christ
Joseph Smith
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Paul the Apostle/Saul

3) Religious Issues
Bible Inerrancy
Capital Punishment/War
Evolution vs. Creation
Resurrection of Christ
Sickness and Suffering