Adherent Apologetics

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15

Christian Apologist March Madness

In a now annual tradition, I place the top 64 Christian Apologists head to head in a March Madness Competition. This completion is open to all Apologists, and is a lot of fun. I have also created a qualifying system through my secondary Twitter account, @apologistpolls. Below you will find past results, and the current qualifying rankings.

YearChampion2nd3rd
2019CS Lewis (1)Michael BrownRavi Zacharias
Year4th5th6th
2019Nabeel QureshiMike WingerJohn Lennox

How the Qualifying Rankings Work: An ELO ranking system has been created, and Apologists are matched up based off their ELO ranking. Then, Apologists gain ranking points for winning matches, and lose ranking points for losing matches. The top 56 ranked Apologists will qualify directly for the main draw, whereas the final eight spots will be determined by play-in tournaments with eight Apologists competing for each individual spot. Play-ins will begin on March 1st! For now, be sure to vote in the qualifying polls posted each day!

2020 Qualifying Rankings – Updated 6/15/19

1 Seeds: Ravi Zacharias, Michael Licona, Wintery Knight, Lee Strobel

2 Seeds: William Lane Craig, James White, Got Questions, Brett Kunkle

3 Seeds: Johnathan McLathchie, JP Moreland, Gary Habermas, Vocab Malone

4 Seeds: John Stonestreet, Craig Hazen, Peter Kreeft, Daniel Wallace

5 Seeds: Justin Brierly, Tim Barnett, David Wood, A Clear Lens

6 Seeds: Bibledingers, J. Warner Wallace, The Daily Apologist, Theologetics

7 Seeds: Luke Wright, Greg Koukl, Hugh Ross, Frank Turek

8 Seeds: John Lennox, Sean McDowell, Michael Brown, Ray Comfort

9 Seeds: Mike Winger, Alvin Plantinga, Christian Defenders, Abdu Murray

10 Seeds: New York Apologetics, Orthodox Defender, Matt Slick, Amy Davison

11 Seeds: Josh McDowell, Stephen Meyer, Paul Copan, Amy Hall

12 Seeds: Alisa Childers, William Dembski, Five Minute Faith, Jason Lisle

Play-in 1 Seeds: Ryan Pauly, Fazale Rana, Eye on Apologetics, John Reynolds

Play-in 1 Seeds: Natasha Crain, Francis Collins, Nancy Pearcey, Timothy McCabe

Play-in 1 Seeds: Hillary Ferrer, Craig Blomberg, Lisa Quintana, Jonathan Morrow

Play-in 1 Seeds: John Frame, Andrew Stratelates, Tim Keller, Timothy McGrew

Play-in 2 Seeds: The Poached Egg, Apologetics 315, Norman Geisler, One Minute Apologist

Play-in 2 Seeds: Vince Vitale, Whaddo You Meme, Daniel Ray, Edwin Yamauchi

Play-in 2 Seeds: SJ Thomason, Inspiring Philosophy, Mary Jo Sharp, Cameron Bertuzzi

Play-in 2 Seeds: Andrew Schumacher, Juan Valdes, Oklahoma Apologetics, Sye Ten Bruggencate

Play-in 3 Seeds: Ex Muhammadan, Apologist Supreme, Bodie Hodge, Blake Giunta

Play-in 3 Seeds: J. Brian Huffling, Douglas Groothuis, Clay Jones, Lenny Esposito

Play-in 3 Seeds: Faithful Thinkers, The Mentionables, Twin City Apologetics, Eric Hovind

Play-in 3 Seeds: Craig Evans, Lindsey Medenwaldt, Kenneth Samples, Jeff Zweerink

Play-in 4 Seeds: Paul Wykes, Holly Ordway, Cerebral Faith, RC Apologist

Play-in 4 Seeds: Hank Hanegraaff, Edward Feser, Jonathan Sheffield, John Dunfee

Play-in 4 Seeds: Deflating Atheism, Nephilim Free, Social Apologetics, Ryan Kunst

Play-in 4 Seeds: All About Apologetics, Connect Apologetics, Evang Intelligenstia, Del Potter

Play-in 5 Seeds: Apolo Jedi, Jude 3 Project, Apologia 411, Christian Evidence

Play-in 5 Seeds: Daniel Currier, Alan Shelmon, Jorge Gil, Carl Kerby

Play-in 5 Seeds Jacques More, Friendly Beard, Alex McFarland, Mark Clark

Play-in 5 Seeds: Ryan Anderson, Kerby Anderson, Robert Bowman Jr, Phil Fernandes

Play-in 6 Seeds: Doug Powell, Sam Shamoun, Invoking Theism, Mike Del Rosario

Play-in 6 Seeds: Apologetics Index, Science Meets Faith, Bible Quran, Faith Defense

Play-in 6 Seeds: Glenn Miller, JP Holding, Standardized Apologetics, J. Budziszewski

Play-in 6 Seeds: Jay Mendenwaldt, Truthbomb Apologetics, Erik Manning, George Brahm

Play-in 7 Seeds: Jones Oliver, Ken Ham, The Bunchernator, Mars Hill Apologetics

Play-in 7 Seeds Craig Reed, Calum Miller, Richard Howe, Josh Montgomery

Play-in 7 Seeds: God Apologetics, Intelmin, Jeffery Tomkins, Vernon Cupps

Play-in 7 Seeds: Randy Guliuzza, James Johnson, Frank Sherwin, Brian Thomas

Play-in 8 Seeds: Brant Pitre, Joseph Boot, Rebecca McLauhlan, Kent Hovind

Play-in 8 Seeds: Cathryn Buse, Randal Rauser, Matt Whitman, AJ Roberts

Play-in 8 Seeds: Carson Weitnauer, Michael Wilkens, Scott Smith, Tim Clarey

Play-in 8 Seeds: Charlie Campbell, Believing THinkers, Walt Brown, Joshua Project

First 2 Out: Eitan Bar, Joel Duff

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