Christian 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How a Detective Template Can Help You Investigate the Fine Tuning of the Universe (Video) – Christian Article

In this clip from J. Warner Wallace’s longer talk on the existence of God from cosmological evidence (based on his book, God’s Crime Scene), J. Warner describes a simple investigative template that will help you determine if the universe has been fine-tuned for life. Are there good reasons to believe the universe (as a “crime scene”) has been tampered with? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about the scientific and philosophical…

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Bridging the Thin Blue Line Pt 3 – Three Important Principles to Help Bridge Our Cultural Divisions – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace discusses the growing racial tension (specifically in relationship to Law Enforcement) in this clip from his talk, Bridging the Thin Blue Line, recorded at a Truth for a New Generation Conference. Are there any principles we can adopt to help bridge the racial divide we are experiencing in America? To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about strategies to help you teach Christian worldview to the next generation,…

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How “Danger” Turns Teaching Into Training – Christian Article

To work as a police officer at my agency, applicants go through several steps. If the applicant passes the written, physical, and psychological test, in addition to the interview and background investigation, we hire them and send them to a 7-month academy. If the recruit does well in the academy and manages to graduate, they are placed on patrol for field training, where a series of seven field training officers train them for seven consecutive months. If the trainee is…

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Quick Shot Responses to “The Bible condones slavery” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E13) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “The Bible condones slavery.” Critics claim the Bible either celebrates or condones the notion of slavery, but is this true? What definitions of “slavery” do they presuppose when making this claim? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the…

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What Does It Mean to Hold a Forensic Faith? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner talks about the nature of belief and faith. Is the Christian faith meant to be “blind”? What is the relationship between evidence and various forms of belief or faith? 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…

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A Simple Detective Skill to Help You Determine If God Exists – Christian Article

I’ve been investigating homicides in Los Angeles County for many years. If you’re a fan of murder mysteries and homicide shows, I’d like to share a simple investigative technique that may open your eyes to more than the identity of a killer. It may also help you determine if God exists. Detectives know that not every death scene is a crime scene. People die naturally, accidentally, by way of suicide or as the result of a homicide, and it’s not…

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Why Would God Allow a Rapist to Exercise His Free Will But Deny the Free Will of the Victim? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace answers questions following a presentation at Ohio State University. If God allows certain forms of human evil to protect the free agency of his created beings, why would he allow someone to act freely at the expense of another’s free agency? Why wouldn’t God preserve everyone’s free agency? Does the fact that a victim’s free will is limited in an act of evil eliminate this common defense offered by Christian apologists? Be sure to check out Eric…

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Resisting the Desire to Simply Follow the Rules (Podcast) | – Christian Article

In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to simply “follow the rules”. How does this inclination inhibit our ability to truly know and understand the heart of God? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.  You can subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast (which includes the Incarnate Investigation episodes) on iTunes, or add the…

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Does the Reality of Evil Disprove the Existence of God? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace provides an answer to the most common objection of non-believers: If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why does he allow bad things to happen? J. Warner provides the insight of a homicide detective as part of the Summit Worldview Ministries video series. For more information about Summit Ministries and their amazing two-week immersion experience for students, please visit their website. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about…

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Resisting the Desire to Simply Follow the Rules – Christian Article

As a police officer, I recognize the fact that the world is a dangerous place. All around us are a variety of people and situations ready to hurt or take advantage of us. I bet you take steps in your daily life to protect yourself from danger. It may be as simple as wearing your seatbelt or washing your hands. The good and bad experiences we go through influence the way we act. We all develop “defense tactics” or ways…

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Quick Shot Responses to “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E12) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Atheists believe in just one less God than Christians.” In a sense, Christians are also atheists when it comes to the existence of Greek, Norse, Egyptian and many other mythological Gods. Atheists say they just have enough sense to reject one more, the God of Christianity. How can we respond to this objection? These Quick Shot responses are designed…

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Why Are You a Christian? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace provides an important insight as part of the Summit Worldview Ministries video series. What do most Christians say when asked, “Why are you a Christian?” what do our answers tell us about the nature of belief and the nature of Christianity? How might we improve in answering this basic question? For more information about Summit Ministries and their amazing two-week immersion experience for students, please visit their website. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace,…

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Quick Shot: “The Bible condones genocide” – Christian Article

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: “The Bible condones genocide.” Response #1:“What do you mean by ‘genocide’? Are you saying…

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Who Created God? (Video) | Cold Case Christianity – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner talks about the nature of God while answering a common objection: If God is the creator of everything, who created God? Did God create Himself? Is there something greater than God that caused God to exist? If your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic…

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Quick Shot Responses to “All God expects of us is sincerity” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E11) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “All God expects of us is sincerity.” Isn’t our effort enough to please God? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others. Be sure…

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