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

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 21:00

Does Free Will Point to God’s Existence? (Video)

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Is free will simply an illusion? If it isn’t, how can we explain its origin? J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed best explanation free agency in a universe that, under atheistic explanations, requires a...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 17:40

What Is the Essential Truth About “End Times”?

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the ways believers have traditionally viewed “end times”. What’s the difference between Pre-Millenialism, Post-Millenialism and A-Millenialism? Is only one of these views the orthodox view that we, as Christians, can accept and still...

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In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes the forms of evidence used in criminal trials and illustrates how an understanding of these forms can help us to communicate the truth of Christianity to others. For...

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Sunday, 01 December 2019 17:00

Why I’m Not a Theistic Evolutionist

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image I’m delighted to get the chance to teach at one of my favorite local churches in about a week. The topic will be Genesis 1:1 and what is, in many ways, the most important verse of Scripture: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” I’ll be talking about some...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 17:41

Why Are Young People Leaving the Church? (Video)

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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...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 17:41

What’s the Best Explanation for Moral Laws? (Video)

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Many atheists acknowledge the existence of objective moral laws, but how are these laws rooted? How can they exist without an objective standard of righteousness that acts as an objective moral law “giver”? J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby...

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In this episode of the podcast, J. Warner is interviewed by Leah Chapman of the Apologetics Simplified Podcast. They discuss strategies for reaching young people with the gospel and the challenges facing youth pastors, parents and Christian teachers. How does technology impact the young culture and...

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In this video, recorded as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Course at Southern Evangelical Seminary, J. Warner Wallace describes his own evidential journey toward the truth of Christianity and explains some of the “road-blocks” he encountered along the way. For more information about...

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 17:14

Does Everyone Have a Guardian Angel?

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imageThere are good reasons to believe in the existence of angelic beings, and the Bible describes their nature and mission on earth. But much of what we believe about angels comes from popular books, movies and televisions shows rather than the revelation of God. Shows like Touched By An Angel and Highw...

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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...

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In this clip from a Summit Worldview Conference session, cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace, examines the objection that there are too many variants between the ancient New Testament manuscripts to trust any document we have today. Is there a process we could use to determine their reliability?...

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the nature of Jesus. Was Jesus just a man? Was he a good teacher or a prophet? Did He have supernatural powers? Was he God Himself? What do other faith systems believe about the nature of Jesus, and what must we believe about Jesus in order to call...

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In this interview clip, J. Warner Wallace lays out a template to help you investigate the evidence in the universe (based on his book, God’s Crime Scene). Do we have good reason to believe the universe has an “intruder”? How might we investigate such a claim? Is there any...

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 17:01

Why Did God Create Angelic Beings?

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imageThere are good reasons to believe angelic beings exist (even without the specific description of these beings in the Bible), and God’s Word provides us with much more detail about their existence and nature. But another question still lingers: why did God create angel beings exist in the...

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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...

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How can we explain the origin of the life in the universe? Can it be explained from “naturalistic” causes or forces? 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...

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In this episode of the podcast J. Warner Wallace talks with Cissie Graham Lynch about the nature and importance of truth, and why it’s important to have practical tools to give a reason for our faith. Be sure to subscribe to Cissie’s excellent podcast, Fearless with Cissie Craham Lynch.

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In this clip from a Summit Worldview Conference session, cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace, describes how we can be certain we have reliable copies of the original New Testament documents, even though there are many variants in the oldest manuscripts. What process can we use to return to the...

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 17:44

Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin”

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imageOur “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...

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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 one possible explanation for the fine-tuning of the universe. Can this fine-tuning be explained without the involvement...

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In this clip from a Summit Worldview Conference session, cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace, describes why some suspects point to variations between ancient New Testament documents as evidence of their unreliability. Do manuscript variations disqualify the Gospels? What are the variations...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 17:47

Why We Ought Not Treat Kids… Like Kids (Podcast)

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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer and pastor’s kid (PK) to discuss the importance of training young believers. Jimmy draws on his experience serving and learning in the church to describe the...

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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

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