Library Web Resources

 

It can be hard to find reputable and thoughtful information online. A simple Google search on a topic often yields results in the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands. This page is designed to give you a starting point in finding quality resources on a number of topics for coursework, Bible study, speaking preparation, or personal study.

Note: By linking to a website, Ambassador College does NOT necessarily endorse the viewpoints expressed therein.
We have chosen to link to resources from a variety of viewpoints for RESEARCH PURPOSES.
Use biblical discernment as you evaluate resources (cf. Acts 17:11).
 

Apologetics & Worldview

General Apologetics

  • Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry - ministry dedicated to the promotion and defense of the Christian gospel, doctrine, and theology, and which analyzes religious and non-religious movements and compares them to the Bible.

  • Josh McDowell Ministries - site of one of the leading Christian apologists, who has been at the forefront of cultural trends and groundbreaking ministry for more than 50 years.

  • Stand to Reason - ministry that trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.

Creation / Evolution

  • Answers in Genesis - provides answers to key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth through articles and videos authored by Young Earth creationist scientists and apologists.

  • BioLogos - the leading Theistic Evolution organization, promoting the notion that evolution and Christianity are compatible.

  • Discovery Institute - a leader in scientific research from an Intelligent Design perspective.

  • Institute for Creation Research - a leader in scientific research within Young Earth creation science.

  • Reasons to Believe - the leading Old Earth creationist organization, featuring the work of Dr. Hugh Ross.

News / Current Events

  • The Briefing - Dr. Al Mohler's daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.

  • Christian Daily Reporter - a daily repository of the most important news and content from a Christian perspective.

  • WORLD - reports the news from a Christian worldview: interpreting world events under the reality of the Christian faith.

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Bible Interpretation

Inductive Bible Study

  • Knowable Word - blog that exists to teach ordinary people how to study the Bible, with great series on personally applying the inductive study process in Bible Study, as well as leading and attending small group inductive studies.

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Bible Reference Tools

General

  • Bible Gateway - a searchable online Bible in more than 200 versions and 70 languages that you can freely read, research, and reference anywhere.

  • Bible Study Tools - the largest free online Bible website for verse search and in-depth studies, providing access to Bible commentaries, dictionaries and encyclopedias, lexicons, and more.

Bible Software

  • Logos Bible Software - the world’s premier software for studying the Bible and referencing Christian literature.

  • WORDsearch Bible - a LifeWay product that is especially designed for ministers and Bible students seeking to study God’s Word.

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Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling Organizations

  • Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) - exists to encourage, equip and enrich all believers everywhere to live and counsel the Word, applying the Gospel to the whole experience of life.

  • Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) - the oldest and largest biblical counseling organization in the world, offering resources and the most widely accepted form of certification within the biblical counseling movement.

  • Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC) - a ministry that brings together leaders in the biblical counseling movement and seeks to connect people to great biblical counseling sites and groups.

  • Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) - a leading organization seeking to work out the implications of biblical counseling in many areas of counseling methodology, offering resources, conferences, and online training.

  • The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) - serves churches, organizations and individuals who share a passion to see believers equipped to counsel one another through life’s struggles with the Word of God, offering training, events, and free resources.

Biblical Counselors’ Blogs

  • Biblical Counseling for Women - the blog of Julie Ganschow focusing on counseling issues women face.

  • Brad Bigney - personal site of an ACBC certified biblical counselor, pastor, and author, offering free resources.

  • Brad Hambrick - personal site of a council member of the BCC, counseling pastor, and professor of biblical counseling, offering many resources.

  • Counseling One Another - blog of Dr. Paul Tautges which exists to helping you grow in God's all-sufficient grace and truth.

  • Institute for Pastoral Care - site of Dr. Tim Lane, which exists to help churches cultivate a culture and care that is consistent with the mission of Jesus.

  • Kevin Carson - personal site of another council member of the BCC, counseling pastor, and professor of biblical counseling.

  • Paul Tripp - personal site of a pastor, author and conference speaker, connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.

  • RPM Ministries - site of Dr. Bob Kellemen’s ministry which exists to empower the church and parachurch to care like Christ.

Marriage & Family

  • Family Life - a ministry committed to helping people know and apply the biblical blueprints for maintaining a God-honoring marriage and raising children to become responsible adults.

  • Focus on the Family - an organization founded by Dr. James Dobson providing help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

Psychology

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Church History

Primary Sources: General

Primary Sources: Early / Medieval Church

Primary Sources: Reformation / Modern Church

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College Success

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Evangelism & Missions

  • People Groups - an International Mission Board site providing reliable, relevant, and realtime information to help you understand and engage unreached people groups around the world.

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Math

  • Compass - Compass is a biblically based organization that has resources to help people use money wisely and as God intended.

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Ministry

Children’s Ministry

  • Awana - a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18.

  • Crafting the Word of God - lots of printables that can be used to teach children the Word of God through fun and crafts.

  • D6 Family - a movement intentional about empowering parents, homes, marriages, leaders, and churches to live out the story of Deuteronomy 6, offering conferences and resources.

  • Gospel Shaped Family - a ministry focusing on equipping parents, grandparents, pastors and other ministry leaders for gospel-shaped living.

  • Kids Ministry 101 - a LifeWay site full of articles, a podcast, and training for those in kids ministry.

  • Truth78 (formerly Children Desiring God) - a ministry that seeks to nurture the faith of the next generations through developing resources and training that are God-centered, Bible-saturated, Gospel-focused, Christ-exalting, Spirit-dependent, doctrinally grounded, and discipleship-oriented.

  • What’s In the Bible - bringing the entire Bible to life for families, from Genesis to Revelation, created by Phil Vischer

Youth Ministry

  • Center for Parent/Youth Understanding - helping parents, youth workers, educators, pastors and others understand and reach today's youth culture.

  • Dare 2 Share - equip teens to share their faith and youth leaders to build youth ministries that advance the gospel.

  • LifeWay Students - serving youth ministers in their mission of making disciples through Bible studies, events, mission trips, and training.

  • Rooted Ministry - exists to transform student ministry by fostering grace-driven and cross-centered leaders through rich theological and contextual engagement.

  • The Source for Youth Ministry - offers hundreds of free resources for youth ministers and research about teenage attitudes and trends.

  • Teens For Christ - nondenominational youth ministry organization ministering to and through America’s youth in western Wisconsin, eastern Minnesota, and beyond.

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New Testament

Exegesis

Textual Criticism

  • The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts - an organization led by leading evangelical NT scholar Dr. Daniel Wallace, which utilizes emerging technologies to preserve and study Greek New Testament manuscripts.

  • Evangelical Textual Criticism - a blog providing a place for those who wish to discuss textual criticism of the Old or New Testament from an evangelical perspective (frequently in the original Hebrew or Greek).

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Old Testament

Textual Criticism

  • Evangelical Textual Criticism - a blog providing a place for those who wish to discuss textual criticism of the Old or New Testament from an evangelical perspective (frequently in the original Hebrew or Greek).

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Public Speaking

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Spiritual Growth

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Worship

Hymns

  • The Cyber Hymnal - a site with ov­er 13,000 Chris­tian hymns and gos­pel songs from ma­ny de­nom­in­a­tions and lan­guag­es: lyr­ics, sheet mu­sic, au­dio, pic­tures, bi­og­ra­phies, his­to­ry and more.

  • Hymnary - an online hymn and worship music database in which you can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.

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