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

Cold Case Christianity - Apologetic Report

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed on the 700 Club and talks about his book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Why should we, as Christians, commit ourselves to becoming better Christian “case makers”? Why is case making...

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image Last month the world learned of yet another horrific attack on civilians in Syria. The New York Times called it the “worst chemical attack in years,” as media outlets aired images of women and children “writhing, choking, gasping or foaming at the mouth.” In the midst of...

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image Many atheists I know will readily acknowledge the existence of transcendent, objective moral laws. In my last post, I described several of these objective moral absolutes by simply adding the short expression, “for the fun of it” to any list of moral actions:

It’s never OK to...

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In podcast, J. Warner talks with Hank Hanegraaff (the Bible Answer Man) of the Christian Research Institute about his J. Warner’s book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. J. Warner and Hank discuss the need for an evidential...

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image When teaching the difference between objective and subjective truth claims to groups across the country, the issue of moral truth is often an area of confusion. Are there any objective moral absolutes? As I described previously, moral actions (such as killing) are sometimes justified under certain...

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J. Warner Wallace is interviewed on the Harvest Show and talks about his book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. What difference can an evidential faith make in the life of believers? How is Christianity uniquely evidential? How...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 18:49

Are Your Christian Students Ready for College?

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imageMy good friend and partner in mission, Jonathan Morrow has been an inspiration and source of information for many years. Few people have dedicated themselves to the cause of equipping and encouraging young Christians as has Jonathan. He’s the author of Questioning the Bible: 11 major...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 18:11

Does Belief In God Encourage Criminal Behavior?

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image As an atheist police officer, I was often amazed at the number of people I arrested who claimed to be Christians. In fact, I typically mocked these “phony believers” in the presence of other non-believing officers; I laughed at the hypocrisy of the “Christians” we took to...

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In podcast, J. Warner talks with Susie Larson about his new book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Is there really evidence to prove the claims of Christianity? We often fall into the trap of relying too heavily on the experience...

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image A few years back I was asked to develop an ethics training program for our police agency. I considered it an honor and thought carefully about how to communicate transcendent moral and ethical principles to a group divided on the existence of a transcendent source for moral truth. It was a...

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Monday, 08 May 2017 18:45

I’m A Christian Because… (Video)

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In this preview of Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith, J. Warner Wallace describes why he is a Christian. While there are many reasons Christians offer when asked, “Why are you a Christian,” some responses may be better...

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image Every Easter season results in a new round of television shows, magazine covers and newspaper articles casting doubt on the historicity of Jesus or the reliability of the New Testament. The major networks and news outlets are willing to talk about Jesus at that time of year, although few of them...

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image In the first chapter of Cold Case Christianity I illustrate the difference between “belief in” and “belief that”. It’s one thing to “believe that” your bullet proof vest can stop a ballistic round, but I’ve known officers who trusted their vests to...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of becoming a Christian Case Maker. In fact, Christians have a duty to understand and make the case for the truth of the Christian worldview. Why is this the case? How should our duty as Christians shape the...

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image While the concept of “Human Depravity” is an historic Christian doctrine, it’s also a condition I recognized as an atheist. My career as a police officer and my time as a parent settled the issue for me. If people are “basically good” shouldn’t we be able to...

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In this preview of Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith, J. Warner Wallace describes the unique, historic, evidential nature of Christianity. Unlike other religious worldviews, Christianity can be examined evidentially. This video is...

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image In a recent article posted on the National Public Radio (NPR) website, Tom Gjelten wrote about the “collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination,” and predicted this collision would prompt a “showdown in legislatures and courts...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 18:37

Reading the Bible through the Lens of Your Desire

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image John Shelby Spong (retired American Bishop of the Episcopal Church) once wrote an article for the Huffington Post, promoting his book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic. Spong made several dramatic claims about the Gospel of John:

1) There is no way that the Fourth Gospel was written by...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner traces the rich evidential history of Christianity. Unlike other theistic worldviews, Christianity is grounded in the historical events of the first century. As a result, the Christian worldview can be tested unlike any other. But...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:09

Did Jesus Work Miracles as a Child?

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image Ever wonder if Jesus performed miracles as a young boy? There is an Islamic tradition related to the childhood of Jesus that seems to confirm Jesus’ miraculous display of power, even at a very young age. The Quran describes Jesus as a miracle working boy who was able to create birds from...

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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:50

Forensic Faith Preview (Video)

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In J. Warner’s first two books, he made the case for God’s existence (God’s Crime Scene) and the case for Christianity (Cold-Case Christianity). In Forensic Faith, J. Warner completes the trilogy by making the case for… making the case! In Forensic Faith, J. Warner helps...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:56

When Evangelism Looks Like a Protest

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image Recently, while visiting a local beach city here in Southern California, I watched a group of street evangelistsas they talked to tourists in front of a liquor store. I’ll admit that I’m not usually involved in street preaching. It’s definitely an acquired skill; some people are...

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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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