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
I’ve investigated a number of cold-case homicides over the years, and these cases eventually ended up in front of a jury. As I’ve watched prosecutors and defense attorneys make their respective cases, I’ve noticed something important: every case has both strengths and weaknesses. When I began to examine the claims of
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the case for the Resurrection of Jesus using “abductive reasoning” to determine the most reasonable explanation for the first century evidence described in the New Testament. Is the Resurrection reasonable, and if so, what keeps everyone from accepting
I didn’t become a Christian until the age of thirty-five. For most of my life, I rejected the Resurrection of Jesus as a mythological fairy-tale. Of the many ways unbelievers sometimes try to explain the gospel accounts of the Resurrection, believed they were little more than late legends. I didn’t deny the existence of Jesus, and I
J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, provides a detective’s perspective related to the New Testament and the Christian Life as he talks with Rob Melnichuk of “It’s Your Call”
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As an unbelieving investigator of the gospels, I made a list of explanations for the what the gospel authors reported about the Resurrection of Jesus. I was a committed philosophical naturalist at the time, so I rejected the Resurrection as unreasonable. Instead, I believed there had to be a better explanation. Were the disciples lying? Did they
For many years now, scientists have been working feverishly to create “artificial life” in the laboratory. Researchers and scientists expect to announce success within just a few years, declaring victory in the rarified field known as “wet artificial life” research. Their goals are ambitious. They must first create a
Watch the trailer for the new movie, God’s Not Dead 2, which will be in theaters April 1, 2016. J. Warner Wallace lays a cameo role, making the case for the reliability of the New Testament accounts related to Jesus. Want more info about the film? Visit http://godsnotdead.com
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace interviews Steven Kingsley, author of “The Easter Answer”. As a layperson, Kingsley provides a response to atheist Dan Barker’s “Easter Challenge”. Are there inherent internal contradictions in the Easter accounts found in the Gospels? Are these contradictions a proof
Whenever I begin training a group of Christians, I try to spend some time role playing as an atheist or asking the simple question, “Why are you a Christian?” When people in the audience provide the typical answers I often hear (i.e. “I prayed about it and God confirmed it was true,” “I have a relationship with God
Eric Hovind and Marianne Pike interview J. Warner Wallace to talk about the nature of doubt. How can you know if your doubts are really worth investigating further? How can we distinguish between reasonable and possible doubt, and how can we use evidence in scripture to bolster our faith? For more information about the Creation Today television
In the many centuries since the disciples of Jesus reportedly observed the risen Christ, critics of Christianity have challenged the supernatural claim of the Resurrection. Some skeptics believe the disciples, as a result of their intense grief and sorrow, only imagined seeing Jesus alive after His death on the cross. These critics claim the
I’ve written at length about the late non-canonical gospels, and in this article, I’d like to investigate two documents attributed to Bartholomew. All of these texts were rejected by the Christian community even though they often contain nuggets of truth related to Jesus. They are elaborate stories, legends and fabrications, written by
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the impact that Christian believers have had on our world and the impact that theistic faith has on culture. While many “new atheists” argue that belief in God is “not good” for our society, the truth is just the opposite. Believers have contributed to our culture in
I worked as a member of our Gang Detail for two years prior to entering our undercover team. It was a great season in my career and I still think of it often. I had a partner who was younger (and more culturally relevant) than I was, and he connected with street gangsters almost immediately. He knew how to “talk the talk” and
J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Leon Fontaine of the Leon Show and talks about the necessity of being a good Christian Case Maker. Why is it important for us to master the evidence for God’s existence? What does it take to do so? For more information about the Leon Show, please visit their website.
Did Jesus really rise from the grave on Easter Sunday? Is the Resurrection of Jesus a fabrication created by the disciples in an effort to start a world religion or accomplish some other nefarious goal? Some skeptics claim the disciples stole the body of Jesus from the grave and later fabricated the stories of Jesus’s resurrection
I had the opportunity to speak to students on the campus of North Carolina State University at the invitation of Ratio Christi directors Curtis Hrischuk and Greg Reeves. Following the presentation, I had a conversation with a student about the important role each of us plays in defending the Christian worldview. Like many Christians I talk to,
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this final of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role our limited, finite knowledge plays in inhibiting our ability to understand why God might allow evil. J. Warner also discusses
When Natasha Crain, the author of the popular blog, ChristianMomThoughts.com, first told me about her idea for a book, I knew I had to do whatever I could to help her make it a reality. Why? Because Natasha understood what was at stake: the next generation of believers. As a Christian blogger, she had been engaging skeptics and aggressive
J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Leon Fontaine of the Leon Show and talks about the kinds of answers we typically give when someone asks us, “Why are you a Christian?” Are our answers to this question based on the evidence for Christianity or our emotional experience as Christians? Do our answers matter, and if so, why? For more
Christians are often accused of being “biased” simply because we believe in the supernatural. This accusation has power in our current pluralistic culture. Biased people are seen as prejudicial and unfair, arrogant and overly confident of their position. Nobody wants to be identified as someone who is biased or opinionated. But make
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this third of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role that evil plays in drawing people to God and the nature of evil and suffering as a consequence of sin. For more information
As I was researching the evidence for God’s Crime Scene, I discovered an interesting trend. My research required me to examine the alternative naturalistic explanations for the origin and apparent “fine tuning” of the universe, so I read the latest books from atheist physicists, Lawrence Krauss, Stephen Hawking and Victor Stenger
Leon Fontaine interviews J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene and Cold-Case Christianity about his upcoming role in God’s Not Dead 2. Be sure to get more information about God’s Not Dead 2, and The Leon Show by visiting their websites.
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How do we know the resurrection of Jesus really occurred? Were the gospel authors and disciples telling the truth about this central claim of Christianity, or did they conspire to fabricate the most compelling story of all time? Is the Resurrection simply a lie? In my experience as a detective, I have investigated many conspiracies and multiple
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