Case Making Apps Every Christian Should Have on Their Phone or Tablet

by J Warner Wallace

If you’ve got a young person in your life (either a child, grandchild, niece or nephew), you’ve probably already discovered the vast majority of his or her internet consumption involves a handheld device (a smart phone or tablet). If you’re a web designer you already know the trajectory of this trend and the need to make everything accessible from a mobile platform. Phone and tablet apps are important contributors in this new internet frontier. Several Christian apologetics ministries now have mobile apps to deliver their content and I’ve downloaded and used all of them at one time or another. I like to read everyone, even brothers and sisters who disagree with one another. For this reason, I don’t limit myself to people who ascribe to a particular age of the earth or eschatological understanding.

I’ll give you a peak of what’s on my phone, based on the criteria that’s important to me. First and foremost, I’ve limited my list to free apps. If you really expect to reach the most important apologetics target audience (young people), your phone app better be free. Secondly, I am looking for apps that are content rich. Some apps serve more as an advertisement for a ministry than as a robust resource for people who have questions. And if you’re inclined to download an apologetics app, you’re probably not using it for a daily devotional. You’re more likely interested in a mobile resource to help you answer critical questions and challenges as you encounter them. For this reason, I’m also looking for a third characteristic: accessibility. I want apps specifically designed with searchable content, easily categorized so this content can be quickly accessed. Given these three criteria, here are my favorite apps in alphabetical order:

Apologetics Press
AP is a ministry of Christian writers dedicated to making the case for Christianity from a decidedly young earth position. The AP phone app, like their website, is elegant and robust, providing a large number of categorized articles on the landing page. The app also allows you to bookmark the articles you find important and save them in a separate section of the app. It is accessible and well organized.

Cold-Case Christianity
You didn’t think I was going to write an article on case making apps and leave out my own, did you? Our app provides all the free materials available at our website. The articles are organized into sections to make them easy to find and reference. In addition, our podcasts, NRB broadcasts and videos are all available in separate sections and can be played right from your phone (this includes many of my public presentations). We also have a section featuring all our popular quick reference Bible Inserts so you can pull them up and view them on your mobile platform…

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