Christian Case Making

Will We Have the Freedom to Sin In Heaven? (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this blast from the past, J. Warner reflects on his first trip to Summit Worldview Academy and answers listener email related to teaching apologetics curriculum, the nature of free will and sin in heaven and the necessity of hell. Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Radio Interview Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS Feed. For more information about 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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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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What Does the Bible Say About the Nature and Power of Angelic Beings? – Christian Article

There are good reasons to believe in the existence of angelic beings, but our reasoning powers cannot reveal everything there is to know about these beings. God’s special revelation (in the Bible) provides us with the information unavailable elsewhere. The Apostle Paul, for example, acknowledged the existence of angelic beings and wrote about the power and influence they have in the world around us. While we are sometimes tempted to focus on the material forces we can see, Paul reminded…

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The Case for the Reliability of the New Testament (Free Bible Insert) – Christian Article

I’ve written quite a bit about the reliability of the New Testament eyewitness accounts in Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels and at ColdCaseChristianity.com. I believe there are many good reasons to accept the Gospels as eyewitness accounts, and I’ve focused on four characteristics of reliable eyewitness testimony to demonstrate the trustworthy nature of the Gospels. In an effort to summarize the case for the New Testament in a different way, I’d like to offer…

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Is It Reasonable to Believe in Angelic Beings? – Christian Article

As a young man, I was intrigued by television and movie accounts of extra-terrestrial life. I was a huge Star Wars, Star Trek and E.T. fan. I’m not the only one interested in the possibility of non-human, intelligent, conscious beings in the universe. In fact, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (S.E.T.I.) Institute (at www.seti.org) continues to search the cosmos for signs of alien intelligence. As it turns out, the Bible confirms the existence of extra-terrestrial life in the universe. They’re…

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I’m Not a Christian For Any of These Good Reasons – Christian Article

I just finished a great weekend teaching in the Montreal area (and eating more than my share of smoked meat poutine). Jeff Simunic, Xavier Avila and Joe Nemeth of Westview Bible Church hosted several events for students, church members and people in the Montreal community. These guys are doing a great job in an important mission field. After one of the student sessions, a young woman approached me and asked how (and why) I became a Christian. I gave her…

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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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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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Four Distinct Advantages of a Theistic Worldview – Christian Article

I am a Christian because Christianity is true. I didn’t become a believer to solve a problem, to make a better life, or guarantee a place in heaven. I’m not a Christian because it “works” for me. I still struggle to submit my prideful will to what God calls me to do. Christianity is not easy. There are times when I think it would be easier to do it the old way; easier to cut a corner or take a…

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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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What Does Christianity Teach About the Resurrection of Our Bodies? – Christian Article

Christians recognize the Resurrection of Jesus as the foremost claim of Christianity. The Apostle Paul said the Resurrection was of “first importance” because it established another important truth for you and me as human beings. The Resurrection of Jesus demonstrated the power and intention of God to resurrect all of us someday. When Jesus rose from the dead, he demonstrated not only the power of God to raise Jesus, but also the power of God to provide all of us…

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Are There Any Good Reasons to Believe in Heaven (Even Without the Evidence from Scripture)? – Christian Article

Humans have been thinking about the notion of an afterlife from the earliest of times. Some of the most popular books and movies have been written around this topic, even though few of them have been consistent with the teaching of Christian Scripture. But even without the guidance of the New Testament authors, there are good reasons to believe we will live beyond the grave. The evidence related to the existence of God and the “soulish” nature of humans ought…

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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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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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