Christian Worldview

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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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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The Difference Between “Natural Talents” and “Spiritual Gifts” – Christian Article

In the many years before I was a Christian, I used to hear believers talk about their “spiritual gifts”. They would describe their ability to sing or teach or perform a certain task, and for the life of me, these abilities merely sounded like “natural talents”. I came to the conclusion those wacky Christians just had a language all their own and a strong desire to see everything as a gift from God (when it could more easily be described…

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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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D-Day in the History of Both World Wars then Using Presupposionalism in Apologetics – Christian Article

James started the show off commenting on the historical significance of the great sacrifices that were made on this date in history from both World Wars. He then transitioned into a practical review of how presuppositional thought actually plays out in christian witnessing. Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also provides videos of most of the debates that Dr. White has done over the years. Take some time and browse…

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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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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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The Dividing Line/CrossPolitic Cross Over Show! – Christian Article

So Chocolate Knox survived, and that’s really all you need to know.  Seriously, had a great time having the guys from CrossPolitic on the show today, we chatted about Matt Walsh, Rome’s gospel, and a bunch of other stuff.  Enjoy! Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also provides videos of most of the debates that Dr. White has done over the years. Take some time and browse it to see…

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20 Quotes on the Hardest Questions Christians Face – Christian Article

The following quotes caught my attention as I (Matt Smethurst) read Rebecca McLaughlin’s outstanding new book, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion (Crossway, 2019) [TGC review | interview]. My secular friends are twice as likely to raise children who become Christians as I am to raise children who become nonreligious. And the kind of religious beliefs people hold today are not the kind that fit comfortably into the “Coexist” bumper sticker. In North America, partly thanks to immigrant…

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The Hunter/Pritchett Insult Fest, Kwaku El Concluded, Jared Wilson on George Whitefield’s Eternal Soul – Christian Article

Started off the program playing an 11 minute clip drawn from the 2-hour hit piece posted by Drs. Hunter and Pritchett relating to my review of the methodology used by William Lane Craig in his interview with Ben Shapiro.  Then we finished up looking at Kwaku El’s claims about the Trinity, etc., and finished the 90 minute program with a few thoughts on Jared Wilson’s article about George Whitefield’s final salvation (a topic most would just walk on by but…

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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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What Does the Bible Say About Purgatory? – Christian Article

My mother was a cultural Catholic for many years, and although she was quick to identify herself with Catholicism, she had a limited knowledge of the Church’s teaching. Worse yet, she wasn’t yet a robust Bible reader. When I eventually became a Christian, I found myself examining several claims of Catholicism to see if they were true. Catholics believe in purgatory, “a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God’s grace, are, not entirely…

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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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Refuting Bradly Mason’s Critical Theory Diatribe, Interacting on “Cultural Marxism,” Live from London – Christian Article

Did a Zoom based DL from London this evening (given we are using hotel wi-fi, I am pretty impressed with Zoom in comparison to Skype) reviewing the entirety of Bradly Mason’s Twitter diatribe accusing everyone who isn’t a devotee of critical theory of being supporters and promoters of white supremacy.  Actually did give a brief summary of the trip to Holland as well at the start, and then at the end looked briefly at Joe Carter’s “cultural marxism” article.  Not…

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Gene Bridges, Anthony Bradley, Greg Johnson, Michael Heiser, and Bruxy Cavey! – Christian Article

Gene Bridges comments on a Facebook discussion, Anthony Bradley continues to swing wide left, Greg Johnson comes out as a homosexual, Michael Heiser demonstrates he has not done even the most basic reading in Reformed theology, and Bruxy Cavey gets a tattoo that demonstrates he has no idea what God’s law is all about.  Wow, talk about eclectic!  Enjoy! Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also provides videos of most…

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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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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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1 Timothy 2, Men and Women in the Church, then a Full Review of Shapiro/Craig – Christian Article

Spent the first half an hour or so looking at 1 Timothy 2 and the relationship of men and women in leadership roles in the church.  Then we talked a bit about Jeff Durbin’s encounter with Andy Stanley that took place just this morning (the recordings will be posted May 30 (I would have typed 5/30 but it was recorded in London so it would be written 30/5 for them!).  Then we moved into the Ben Shapiro interview of William…

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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? – 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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Two Hidden Science Facts in the Passion Week – Christian Article

Why should we trust the gospel accounts related to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and how might we evaluate their reliability? As I first examined the Gospels, I found two pieces of hidden science lending credibility to the eyewitness accounts. The Gospel authors included two incredulous observations, even though they didn’t completely understand what they had seen (or what had been seen by others) at the time of the initial writings. Only years later, as our understanding of biology…

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