Apologetics

How Can We Trust What We Know About Jesus When There Are No Early Non-Christian Accounts? (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, J. Warner joins Stand to Reason’s Amy Hall to answer questions in an episode of #STRAsk. They answer a question submitted through Twitter: Why should we trust the Biblical authors, especially when there aren’t early stories about Jesus from non-Christians? Don’t we need a non-Christian source in order to be certain about the story of Jesus? Be sure to subscribe to Stand to Reason’s great lineup of podcasts. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the…

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My Focus on the Family Interview Airs Today! – Christian Article

Today on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, president Jim Daly and co-host/VP John Fuller interview me on answering your kids’ tough faith questions! The interview is based on my first book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side. You can hear it on local radio stations, watch it on YouTube (embedded at the end of this post), or listen on a podcast app. If you don’t already have a copy of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, you can…

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Greg Koukl: There would be no harvesting without good gardening – Christian Article

Some Christians are convinced we should try to get to the gospel in every encounter. Go for the gold. Press for the decision. Close the deal. I think the impulse is right-hearted, of course, but it’s wrongheaded for a good reason. Most people we encounter are not ripe for harvest. Don’t get me wrong. Harvesting is critical. There would be no kingdom expansion without it. But there would be no harvesting without good gardening, so without the spadework, there’s no…

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How to Be a Gardener and Ambassador for Christ: An Interview with Gregory Koukl – Christian Article

How do you have a conversation with someone who is intent on proving Christianity wrong and won’t accept the Bible as a source of authority? How can you artfully regain control of discussions, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways, comfortably and graciously maneuvering through the minefields of a challenging dialogue to get people thinking about Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Gregory Koukl (@gregkoukl) about his book, Tactics (2nd Edition): A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions (Zondervan, 2019). [Read…

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4 Places Students Have Influence – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If there is one word from the days of Gen X youth ministry that Gen Z students of today have taken and run with, it is “influence.” The word influence is everywhere. Every brand, athlete, Instagram model, and Youtuber talks about what they got, how what they got, and why you need what they have. It could equipment, clothing, makeup, or even attitude.  Influence is the currency of attention, and our students need to see themselves participating differently in the…

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How Can We Be Sure of the Early Dating of the Gospels? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace discusses Cold-Case Christianity with Brady Blevins from the Atheist Christian Book Club. In this clip, J. Warner answers an objection leveled by an atheist in the group: Many scholars believe the Gospels are written after the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70AD. Why should we believe they were written any earlier? J. Warner addresses this issue as he describes the nature of circumstantial evidence. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube…

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Join the Book Launch Team for Talking with Your Kids about Jesus! – Christian Article

I’m excited to announce that now through the end of THIS WEEK (January 12th) I’m accepting applications for the launch team for Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have (releasing March 31)! In my last post, I explained what the book’s about, described how it complements my first two books, introduced the table of contents, and shared some endorsements. I’m not going to repeat all that here, so if you missed the post, go…

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Is Jesus really God? (Matt. 16.13-17) by Josh McDowell – Christian Article

Is Jesus really God? (Matt. 16.13-17) by Josh McDowell https://orpc.sg/sites/default/files/sermons_audio/orpc_20190310_m.mp3 As part of his CRU speaking engagements in Singapore, we had the privilege of having Josh McDowell speak at our morning service on the topic “Is Jesus really God?” from Matt. 16.13-17. Years back, I was able to attend an apologetics talk he gave, but did not get to talk to him. Unbeknownst to him, at the age of 15, I had a crisis of faith (mostly having been raised as…

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Our Fascination with Murder and the Case for Christianity (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this podcast, J. Warner is interviewed by the hosts of the Centre for Public Christianity Podcast and tackles the question: Why are we all so obsessed with crime stories? Along the way, J. Warner also lays out the case for Christianity. You can visit the Centre for Public Christianity at their website. You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. For more information about the reliability of the New…

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Apologetics: Was the Story of Christmas Based on a Pagan Myth? – Christian Article

  Apologetics: Was the Story of Christmas Based on a Pagan Myth? by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones It’s an accusation that’s been around a long time. Even in ancient times, critics of Christianity noticed some parallels between Christian beliefs and pre-Christian myths. In the late second century, a pagan philosopher named Celsus charged, “The Christians have used the myths of Danae and the Melanippe, of the Auge and Antiope in fabricating this story of virgin birth!” In more recent times,…

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What Does It Mean to Be a Responsive Christian? (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this blast from the past, J. Warner describes the nature of “Responsive Christianity”. Why do some of us call ourselves “Evangelical Christians”? Is evangelism an important part of what it means to be a Christian? Are all of us called to be evangelists? What if we aren’t gifted in that way? What role should “apologetics” play in the life of the Christian? Must we all be “apologists” if we want to call ourselves “Christians”? Why should we adopt a…

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus is Now Available for Preorder! – Christian Article

I’m thrilled to share the details today (for the first time) about my upcoming book, Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have! It comes out on March 31 and is now available for preorder! From the Back Cover You already know the world will challenge your child’s faith in Jesus. But do you know specifically what those faith challenges are, how to effectively talk with your child about them, and what that means for…

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The True Nature of Eyewitness Testimony Explains the Differences in the Gospels (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the nature of eyewitness testimony. Given the reality of eyewitness testimony, why would anyone be surprised about the degree to which the gospels differ? For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and…

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Bible Connection Podcast: Truth for Today—Apologetics and Gen Z – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway Bible Gateway presents the Bible Connection Podcast, where we talk about the Bible and how it connects to every facet of life. What is apologetics? Who is it for? Is it actually important in today’s culture? In this seventh episode of the Bible Connection Podcast, Sean McDowell, associate professor in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, author of several books, and son of celebrated apologist Josh McDowell, talks about his personal journey into the… This is…

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Reflections from the Daughter of Bertrand Russell – Christian Article

  Reflections from the Daughter of Bertrand Russell by Sean McDowell A friend recently suggested I pick up a copy of My Father, Bertrand Russell, which was written by his daughter Katharine Tait in 1975. It was absolutely fascinating. She starts with her earliest memories growing up in London and closes the book with these words: “He was the most fascinating man I have ever known, the only man I ever loved, the greatest man I shall ever meet, the…

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Why Reasonable Doubt Is A Sufficient Standard When Investigating Christianity (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the Standard of Proof used in criminal trials and why this standard is sufficient when investigating Christianity. J. Warner also describes why we need to be able to communicate the standard to others before we begin making the case for Christianity. For more information about Southern Evangelical Seminary, please visit their website: www.ses.edu. To see more training videos with J. Warner…

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7 Legit Reasons Why So Many Kids are Bored by Church – Christian Article

Last Sunday, our church did its annual multilingual service, with three congregations—Mandarin-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and English-speaking—all coming together for worship. We had readings in multiple languages, and a sermon was given in Spanish with an English translator. There was no Sunday school this week, so kids joined their parents in adult church. When we informed our kids Sunday morning of what would be happening, there was a collective and passionate, “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!” (Honestly, I should have typed more o’s to reflect the…

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Why Are Young People Leaving the Church? (Video) – Christian Article

The number of young people who identify as Christians continues to decrease. Why is this the case? J. Warner Wallace answers this question in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. If your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic Faith Bible Study. You can also purchase the DVD set for the Cold-Case Christianity group study (it comes with a facilitator’s guide) along with the…

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Does the Appearance of Design in Biology Point to A Designer? (Video) – Christian Article

Even atheist scientists agree that biological organisms “appear” to be designed. How can we best explain this phenomenon? J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed best explanation for the origin of life in the cosmos. (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/) To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the scientific and philosophical evidence pointing…

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Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin” – Christian Article

  Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin” by J Warner Wallace Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot:…

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How Can the New Testament Be Inerrant If There Are Variants in the Ancient Manuscripts? (Video) – Christian Article

In this clip from a Summit Worldview Conference session, cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace, defines the notion of “inerrancy”. How can we call the New Testament the “inerrant word of God” when we don’t possess any original documents, and there are so many variations between the ancient manuscripts we do have? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity,…

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Reactions to John Crist’s Moral Failings Demonstrate Our Culture’s Confusion about Christianity – Christian Article

News broke yesterday that popular Christian comedian and YouTuber John Crist has come forth with an admission of ongoing “sexual sin and addiction struggles” after multiple women exposed years of his sexually immoral behavior. Honestly, my heart sank when I saw this. I love Crist’s videos. We watch them with our kids. In fact, our family had just watched one of his most popular ones, “Church Hunters,” this week! If you’re not familiar with Crist, he pokes fun at evangelical…

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Why Do There Appear to Be Differences Between the New Testament and Old Testament Laws? (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded at a Fearless Faith Seminar, J. Warner Wallace helps answer an audience question: Should we, as Christians, observed Old Testament laws? If not, why not? Why do the Old Testament Laws appear to be different than many of the New Testament laws (especially some of the Levitical laws)? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for…

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Feeding the Two Wolves | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

There is a Cherokee story of a grandfather teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” said the grandfather to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The…

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Why the Evidence Matters More Than Your Experience – with Bill Arnold (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this episode of the podcast, J. Warner joins Bill Arnold on Faith Radio to talk about a brief overview of the evidence for Christianity before describing why it’s so important to move away from personal experience when describing Christianity to others. J. Warner also answers listeners questions. Be sure to subscribe to Bill’s excellent podcast. You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. For more information about the reliability…

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