Christian Apologetics

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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The Relationship Between Preparation and Passion – and How to Increase Both in the Lives of Your Students (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Impact 360 and describes the important relationship between being prepared and being willing to share the truth of Christianity. How can we encourage young Christians to take a stand for Jesus? The role of preparation cannot be underestimated. If you have young believers in your house, consider the Impact 360 Fellows program or the Impact 360 Immersion program. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information…

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Quick Shot: “It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God” – 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: “It’s narrow-minded to think Jesus is the only way to God.” Response #1:“Christians don’t…

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Is the Resurrection Reasonable? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace discusses the evidence for Christianity with apologist, Sean McDowell, as part of the “Advocates” series from Awana. In this clip, J. Warner talks about the Christian explanation for the empty tomb and the appearances of the risen Christ. Can a supernatural resurrection ever be considered the most reasonable explanation? If you’re interested in this great series for high school students, visit the Advocates webpage. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For…

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Quick Shot Responses to “If God exists, he wouldn’t be so hidden” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E10) – Christian Article

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “If God exists, he wouldn’t be so hidden.” Why doesn’t God make his existence known in a more persuasive way? 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…

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Why It’s Important to Make the Case for Christianity (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace talks with Jason McCool from A Well Designed Faith about the nature of Christian Case Making (apologetics), upcoming projects, and about building a platform to reach the culture for Christ. 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 the truth of Christianity, please read Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith.…

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From Where Does Value Come? (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 the nature of the humans and their role in the animal kingdom. What makes our lives valuable? What makes humans valuable in the first place?  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…

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From Where Does Value Come? – Christian Article

One of my uncles had a comic book collection; he left it at my grandmother’s house. As a kid, I frequently visited my grandmother’s house and enjoyed pouring over those old issues. My uncle had a great collection full of classic comics by all the great comic book creators. The collection seemed massive. I read every one of those old issues over and over. My parents bought me a few comic books growing up, but when I was old enough…

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How Do We Turn Teaching Into Training? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed the difference between teaching and training and why mastering this difference is so important if we hope to equip young Christians for the challenges they will face in life. (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… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by J.…

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Were the Apostles Fooled by an Impostor? (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 claim that an impostor fooled the disciples into believing that Jesus was resurrected. Why is this objection invalid, given the evidence? In addition, if your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic Faith Bible Study right now. You can also purchase the DVD…

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Quick Shot Responses to “All Religions Lead to the Same Place” (Cold-Case Christianity S5E6) – 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 religions lead to the same place.” These 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 to watch the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast on NRBtv every Monday and…

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