Apologetics

What Approach Did You Take When Investigating the New Testament? (Video) – Christian Article

Doesn’t everyone investigate the claims of the gospels when deciding if Christianity is true? Why should more people take an investigative approach when reading the New Testament? In this interview with Patrick & Tony from Cave to the Cross Apologetics, J. Warner talks about the case for Christianity, the nature of faith, and the role of evidential and presuppositional apologetics. Be sure to check out other Cave to the Cross podcasts! To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace,…

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What Are Science’s Operating Limits? – Christian Article

  What Are Science’s Operating Limits? by Kenneth Samples Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. This philosophy, called scientism (science is the only or best path to discovering truth), is to be differentiated from science (the study of the natural world through observation and experiment) and is reflected by…

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Answering Common Objections to God’s Existence and the Reliability of the New Testament (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines several objections to the nature of God: Who created God? Is God’s power limited? Why does God seem so hidden? In addition, Jim examines the eyewitness status of Paul and the attribution of John as the author of the fourth New Testament Gospel. Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. For more information about the scientific and philosophical evidence pointing to…

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How Has John Frame’s Apologetic Changed Over Time? – Christian Article

John Frame writes to Steve Hays at Triablogue about how his apologetic has changed over the years. Well, it’s true that our reasons for faith tend to develop over time, and into old age. Of course, much often remains the same. I’ll share with you how my own web of belief has developed. Let me use our familiar genre of the numbered list. I still find my published argumentation pretty cogent, without insisting on every detail. I’ve always looked for…

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A Strategy for Resisting Worldliness and Pursuing Godliness (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the three cultural influences that typically derail Christians from living a God-honoring life. What do we need to say to the world in order to live for God? Jim also provides some advice for those who want to lead a small group or youth ministry as Christian case makers. Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity…

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Why I Rarely Share My Personal Testimony and Why Shouldn’t Be Quick to Share Yours (Video) – Christian Article

In this devotional, given to the staff at Samaritan’s Purse, J. Warner describes the way contemporary Christians have reinterpreted the nature of Christian “testimony.” How did the earliest Christians use this word, and what does their use of the term tell us about our duty as Christians? Be sure to visit the great work Samaritan’s Purse is doing with Operation Heal Our Patriots: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/coldcasechristianity To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information…

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Five Reasons Christianity Did Not Copy Mystery Religions – Christian Article

  Five Reasons Christianity Did Not Copy Mystery Religions by Dr. Doug Potter It may come as a shock to hear some who say Christianity borrows the beliefs of ancient mystery religions. Was the story of Christ, Christmas itself, just taken from the pages of pagan religions? Is the virgin birth, the deity of Christ, the resurrection and salvation from sin copied from ancient Greek and Roman cults? If so, this would seem to suggest that Christianity is a copycat…

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What Is the Best Historical Evidence for Christianity? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace, answers questions following a presentation at Ohio State University. Is there any one piece of evidence that can convince someone that Christianity is true? If so, what would it be? If not, how can we make a case with any certainty? Be sure to check out Eric Chabot’s ministry on the campus of Ohio State. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the reliability of…

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Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others – Christian Article

For Valentine’s Day last year, my husband and I exchanged notes with fifteen affirming words that describe one another. One of the words my husband chose for me included a qualification: “Adventurous (unless there’s danger).” When I first saw it, I thought he was joking. How adventurous can a person be if there’s no danger? But he defended his questionable choice of a compliment by clarifying that he loves how I embrace the idea of adventure, even if I eventually…

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An Apology for Apologetics | More Than Cake – Christian Article

For more ideas, check out this book by Dr. Williams. Someone in an Apologetics interest group on Facebook asked why people should be interested in Apologetics. Some think it is unspiritual to support faith with reason and cannot imagine why anyone would be interested in Apologetics. Others are interested in Apologetics for the wrong reasons—because they like to argue and they think the ability to do so gives them a cheap claim to spirituality and prowess in ministry. The second…

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When and How Much Should We Rely on Biblical Experts? (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: Readers see that you (J. Warner) seem to agree with some scholars in your book but disagree with others. How does this make sense? 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 playlist.…

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There’s a Difference Between a Fact and an Inference (Video) – Christian Article

In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the difference between evidence and inferences from evidence. Why do two people, when evaluating the same set of facts, come to two different conclusions? 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 nature of Biblical faith and a strategy for communicating…

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What Are Science’s Operating Limits? – Christian Article

  What Are Science’s Operating Limits? by Kenneth Samples Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. This philosophy, called scientism (science is the only or best path to discovering truth), is to be differentiated from science (the study of the natural world through observation and experiment) and is reflected by…

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Here’s the Key to Ongoing Deep Faith Conversations with Your Kids – Christian Article

[The following post is the Introduction from my new book, Talking with Your Kids about Jesus! It releases next month and is available for preorder now.] I was scrolling through Facebook recently when I saw an article that stopped me in my tracks: “5 Things People with Tidy Homes Don’t Do.” Oh boy. This is one I need to read. Immediately. I am constantly fighting a messy house. Whenever I take my kids to a friend’s home, I’m amazed at…

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Is the Church Doing Enough to Teach Apologetics? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace, answers questions following a presentation at Ohio State University. Given the fact that our young people face so many objections to Christianity today, are churches doing enough to prepare their members to respond to these objections? How can we increase the teaching of apologetics in our churches? Be sure to check out Eric Chabot’s ministry on the campus of Ohio State. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For…

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Is Our Notion of Morality Just an Example of Cultural, Moral Relativism? (Video) – Christian Article

Cold case detective, J. Warner Wallace, answers questions following a presentation at Ohio State University. Are moral truths rooted entirely in cultural norms? Are our moral values simply an example of cultural relativism, especially when compared to the moral values of other cultures? Be sure to check out Eric Chabot’s ministry on the campus of Ohio State. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the scientific and philosophical evidence pointing to…

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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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