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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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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image Philosophy is an important academic discipline and there are many great, professional Christian Case Makers who work in the field. Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, J. P. Moreland, Paul Copan; the list is large and growing. One area of examination for these philosophers is the topic of “ep...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner introduces the concept of “forensic faith,” based on his new book (releasing May 1st, 2017). What does it mean to possess a forensic faith and why is it so important? How can this form of belief and Christian faith...

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image Unsurprisingly, our national conversation about gun violence intensifies following any well-publicized shooting or murder, especially if it occurs in a school or public setting. These kinds of criminal acts are sometimes co-opted by people who want to make a point about a specific social issue...

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In this video, J. Warner Wallace discusses the power of an evidential faith. How does the evidence increase our confidence? What is the difference between belief “that” and belief “in”? The Christian faith is grounded in evidence and those who examine the evidence live...

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imageSeveral years ago I trained students with pastor Don Helton from the Grove Youth Ministry of College Park Church. As we sat and talked in between sessions with his students, we shared our passion and our strategy for equipping young people to respond to the challenge they will ultimately face in...

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image I belong to several Christian Apologetics Facebook clubs, and on one of these pages a discussion recently started related to “minimum requirements”. A member of the club asked: “What is the credential necessary for calling oneself a Christian Apologist? Is there a specific...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:22

Did God Return to the “Crime Scene”? (Podcast)

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In podcast, J. Warner talks with Dr. Khaldoun A. Sweis from Logically Faithful. Together they examine the evidence for God in the universe and the need for Christian Case Making in a skeptical culture. This conversation first aired on the Logically Faithful Podcast. Be sure to subscribe.

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image In a world filled with people skeptical about the claims of the Bible related to Jesus, it’s sometimes helpful to review the cumulative case for the historicity and deity of Christ. Like all collective cases, the power of the argument rests on the robust assembly of historical evidences....

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Monday, 10 April 2017 18:35

Are the Gospels Accurate? (Video)

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J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold Case Christianity, discusses the reliability of the gospel eyewitness accounts.

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image As a Christian believer, I am a “dualist”; I identify the brain and mind (as well as the body and soul) as two distinct entities and realities. “Dualism” describes mind and matter as two separate categories of being; neither can be reduced to the other in any way. If...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:43

Is the Raising of Lazarus Fictional?

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image One Sunday in church, our pastor preached from John chapter 11, the Raising of Lazarus. It brought back memories of my old atheistic resistance to this story and reminded me of John Shelby Spong’s comment a few years back challenging the historicity of this event. Spong believes the Gospel...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 18:50

Was Jesus Offensive? (Podcast)

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In podcast, J. Warner talks with Dr. Frank Turek from CrossExamined Radio. Together they examine the way in which Jesus engaged His culture. Did Jesus set an example of pacifism? Was He ever confrontational? How should we, as Christians, respond to our culture? This conversation was first aired on C...

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image Ever found yourself looking for a way to initiate a conversation about God, but not sure exactly how to start? I’ve been in similar situations with people I don’t know (i.e. on airplanes, while waiting for a seat in a restaurant, or while watching a soccer game), and I’ve tried a...

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J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brittany Valadez about the importance of being able to answer your kid’s questions. Are you ready, as a parent, to tell your kids why you believe in Jesus? Can you make the case for Christianity? Be sure to follow Brittany’s YouTube channel to see...

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image Many critics point to the presence of the miraculous to make a case for late dating. Surely the miracles are works of fiction. If the gospel accounts were written early, eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus would have exposed these miracles as fictitious, right? Much of this critical analysis comes...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:45

The Frustrating Fallacy of Friendship Evangelism

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image It’s been said that most people are introduced to Christianity through a friend, and this was, in fact, how I eventually came to visit a church. I had a friend named Bill who invited me for many years before my wife and I finally took him up on the offer. As I was training students at a...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:05

Why Didn’t Mary Recognize Jesus? (Podcast)

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner takes time to review the four parallel accounts of Mary’s interaction with Jesus in the garden following His Resurrection. Why didn’t Mary recognize Him instantly? Is this a proof that the Resurrection is a fraud? How are we to read the parallel...

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:08

Stop Using the Term “Fetus”

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Several years ago, I tweeted an article in LifeNews entitled “Three Terms Pro-Lifers Should Avoid That De-Humanize Unborn Babies.” The author, Kelsey Hazzard, made an excellent point about our use of words when arguing for the pro-life position. Hazzard argued that the terms,...

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J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brittany Valadez about his life prior to becoming a Christian and the reason why he was skeptical about Christianity. Be sure to follow Brittany’s YouTube channel to see more interview videos.

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image As a Christian believer, I am a “dualist”; I identify the brain and mind (as well as the body and soul) as two distinct realities. “Dualism” describes mind and matter as two separate categories of being; neither can be reduced to the other in any way. If non-material minds...

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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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