Friday, August 07, 2009

Theology and Apologetics on iTunes U

iTunes U has a number of good lectures and courses available on apologetics and theology. Here is a small selection of what they have to offer. Clicking the links will open up in iTunes where you can subscribe to the audio or video for each course. If you find more good ones, please let us know in the comments.

Systematic Theology 1 – Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS)
Systematic Theology 2 – RTS
Systematic Theology 3 – RTS
Christian Apologetics – RTS (John Frame)
Intro to Theology – Dallas Theological Seminary
Apologetics and Outreach – Covenant Theological Seminary (Jerram Barrs)
Apologetics – Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Charles Self)
Apologetics 678: Western and New Religions – Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Apologetics 570: Far Eastern Religions – Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Introduction to Apologetics – Liberty University (Ergun Caner)
New Testament History & Theology – Covenant Theological Seminary
History of Philosophy and Christian Thought – RTS (John Frame)
Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology



  1. humanitasremedium August 7, 2009

    Thank you so much for this list. IT IS SO GOOD! I also wanted to thank you for the consitancy of your posting; it always helpful stuff.

  2. Jared August 15, 2009

    🙁 Can't access them without iTunes. I'm on Linux, so I can't run iTunes. I have a python script which is supposed to decode iTunes feed links and discover the underlying RSS link for the true location. It used to work, but doesn't for these; Apple seems to have changed something in the way the url's work now, so no such luck. Sigh! They look like such good courses, too.

  3. Jared August 15, 2009

    I read online that iTunes displays the real RSS link somewhere in the description within the interface (I've never actually seen the iTunes interface myself). Is this true? If so, if someone could post the RSS link for the two from Liberty on Far Eastern Religions and Western and New religions, I would be grateful.

  4. Brian August 15, 2009

    I will try to get the RSS feed locations for you later this evening. That is, unless someone else gets to them first.

  5. Jared August 15, 2009

    Thanks, Brian, much appreciated. And I really appreciate this site and all the work you've put into it! I've been coming here for some time to get more audio. It's been so long now I don't even remember how I learned of it. Anyway thanks much!

  6. Jared August 15, 2009

    For the John Frame "History of Phil. and Christian Thought," I do have a non-iTunes url, which I got from another location a long time ago.

    Its split into two parts:

  7. Brian August 15, 2009

    Ok, see what you can do with these:

    I don't know if that does what you want or not, but that is the address that is in the iTunes subscription. Notice that for the links in this post the word "Browse" is simply replaced by the word "Feed".

    Let me know if that gets you any closer to a solution. I don't see a straight RSS feed address.

    Thanks, Jared for your kind comments, by the way!

  8. Brian August 19, 2009

    I was a bit disappointed at the content of the Charles Self lectures. Although there are helpful bits here and there, the talks go off on too many tangents. Not my first recommendation.

  9. Jared August 19, 2009

    Brian, thanks for the updated links. However, still no luck. The "decoder" script still can't do anything with them.

    Don't worry about it, though. I'll get them somehow. Maybe I'll have to find a Windows machine somewhere and load up iTunes; or play around with running it in Wine (which I've read is possible, but tricky). In the mean-time, I've got plenty of other material to digest. In fact, I just did a search of "podcast" on your site and turned up references to probably a half a dozen or more that I plugged into my podcatcher, and will spend some time catching up on.

  10. Brian August 19, 2009

    Check out the Things that Matter Most podcast. I think it is one of the better podcasts. Which reminds me, I need to update the "16 best podcasts" list to reflect my updated opinion!

  11. Jared August 19, 2009

    I successfully decoded the Wayne Grudem Systematic Theology RSS link: