But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 17:41

What Did Early Christians Believe About Hell?

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image As we seek to understand what the Bible teaches about Hell, it may be helpful to understand what the earliest believers believed and taught. The teachings of some of these believers has been preserved for us in the writings of ancient church leaders (known as the Early Church Fathers). While their...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:25

Brief Answers to Important Christian Questions (Podcast)

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In this rebroadcasted pair of interviews from Stand to Reason’s#STRask Podcast, J. Warner Wallace is on a timer and answers questions about free will, consistent pro-life views, Jesus dying for sin, the Black Lives Matter movement and the truth value of Christianity: If the ability to do...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:35

A Thorough Guide to the Non-Canonical Gospels

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image Many years ago, when I first became interested in Christianity, I encountered a book at a local bookstore entitled, The Lost Books of the Bible. As a new investigator of the claims of the New Testament, I was immediately intrigued. “What?” I thought, “There are books about Jesus...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 17:20

How I Got Interested in Christianity (Video)

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Wendy Griffith interviews J. Warner Wallace on the 700 Club and asks about J. Warner’s journey toward Christianity, including his initial interest and the evidential approach he took toward the Gospels. All believers ought to understand the role evidence can play in communicating the truth of...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00

What Does “Gospel” Really Mean?

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imageWe often describe God’s gracious offer of Salvation as “good news”, and while this makes sense, given the magnitude of God’s gift to us, there are actually good etymological reasons for describing Salvation in this way. The word “Gospel” is derived from an...

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image There are a number of ancient, non-canonical texts used by sect leaders or heretical groups in the early history of Christianity. One of these is a gnostic document called The Trimorphic Protennoia.Is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it written by an eyewitness who accurately captured the...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:39

Is Jesus Simply a Copy Cat of Mithras? (Podcast)

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the historicity and nature of Jesus Christ. Before we can even look at who Jesus claimed to “be”, we need to make sure He existed in the first place. Critics claim that Jesus is simply a re-telling of the Mithras mythology, copying...

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image There are a number of ancient, non-canonical texts used by sect leaders or heretical groups in the early history of Christianity. One of these is a gnostic document called The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit.Is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it written by an eyewitness who...

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Aaron Klemm (from Summit Ministries in Colorado) talks with J. Warner Wallace (as part of the of the Summit Forum) about the challenge of discussing scientific issues without formal scientific training. Given the tension between faith and science, how can Christians discuss issues related to...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 17:24

What Was the Shape of Jesus’ Cross?

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Recently, after speaking at large conference, I was approached by a man who asked a question about the shape of crucifixion cross of Jesus. He’d been approached by Jehovah’s Witnesses who challenged the traditional shape of the cross. They argued the Greek word for “cross”...

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image There are a number of ancient, non-canonical texts used by sect leaders or heretical groups in the early history of Christianity. One of these is a gnostic document called The Second Treatise of the Great Seth.Is this non-biblical text reliable? Was it written by an eyewitness who accurately...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. When juries are asked to evaluate a case, they are instructed in the rules of evidence. In this...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 17:16

What Happens to Our Souls When We Die?

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imageThere are many good reasons to believe we, as humans, are more than simply physical bodies. Humans are “soulish” creatures; we are living souls united to physical bodies. Even without the guidance of Scripture, there are good reasons to believe our lives will not end at the point of our...

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In this video from a message delivered at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, J. Warner Wallace describes why it’s important for Christians to “instruct their juries” about the nature of evidence, especially the standard of proof known as “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” Do we...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 17:36

The Top 10 Cold-Case Christianity Broadcasts from 2017

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image We’re about to conclude our annual tradition of posting the most popular resources from the past year. In 2017, nearly 1,000,000 unique visitors accessed resources on our website, and many of them watched our Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. Our TV show airs twice a week on NRBtv, and the...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 17:26

The Top 10 Cold-Case Christianity Videos from 2017

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image This week, we’ve been continuing our annual tradition of posting the most popular resources from the past year. In 2017, our resources were accessed nearly 1,300,000 times by people looking for answers to their questions about the case for Christianity and God’s existence. While they...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. When juries are asked to evaluate a case, they are instructed in the rules of evidence. In this...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 17:23

The Top 10 Cold-Case Christianity Articles from 2017

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image Here we are again, at the end of another year. It’s been our busiest yet at Cold-Case Christianity, with more speaking events than ever before, even as we published Forensic Faith, the Forensic Faith Curriculum Kit, and God’s Crime Scene for Kids. In addition, we updated the Case...

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In this video from a message delivered at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, J. Warner Wallace describes why it’s important for Christians to “instruct their juries” about the nature of evidence, especially the nature of circumstantial evidence. Can we make a case for the reliability of...

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 17:01

Was Jesus Born On Christmas Day?

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imageJesus was not born on December 25th. When was He born and why do we celebrate His birth during the December Christmas Season? While the Bible is silent about the precise month or day on which Jesus was born, a careful investigation of the indirect (circumstantial) evidence of Scripture provides us...

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I’m often asked to make the case for the reliability of the Gospels in spite of the presence of scribal variants throughout the text. Remember that criminal courts do not require eyewitnesses to be inerrant to be considered reliable. In order to illustrate the trustworthiness of the text, I typically offer the following hypothetical. First,

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace presents a plenary session at the 2016 Reasons to Believe AMP Conference. What are the rules of evidence and how can these rules help us to make the case for Christianity? J. Warner explores several key characteristics of evidence that will help you become a better

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 01:15

Dumping the Term: “Christian Apologist”

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Most of us who have taken the time to defend what we believe as Christians are familiar with the term, “apologetics”. It comes from a Greek word used by Christian authors: ἀπολογία (apologia). This word appears seventeen times in the New Testament, as either a noun or a verb. Most

J. Warner Wallace discusses the importance of an evidential faith and the unique evidential nature of Christianity. This clip is excerpted from Pastor Jack Hibb’s Weekly television show, “Real Life with Jack Hibbs,” where J. Warner was interviewed about the importance of the Fearless Faith conferences.

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 If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’re concerned about your child’s educational training, especially if your kids are enrolled in the public school system. My wife, Susie, and I have certainly explored all the options with our own four children. We’ve homeschooled and enrolled our kids in both public and private schools

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