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 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
In Cold Case Christianity, I discussed the careful transmission of Biblical texts by tracing the New Testament “Chain of Custody” from the apostles to the Council of Laodicea. While it’s much more difficult to trace the lineage of Old Testament authors, it’s easy to examine the testimony of New Testament authorities and
Not long ago, Oprah Winfrey interviewed distance swimmer, Diana Nyad, and inadvertently started an online firestorm over their comments related to atheism and theism. During the show, Nyad identified herself an atheist and said, “I can stand at the beach’s edge with the most devout Christian, Jew, Buddhist, go on down the line, and
An argument for personal theism based on the philosophical truth that the first, uncaused, cause of this caused universe had the ability to “decide”. We take the second step toward Christian Theism by using a wallet and a dollar to illustrate the point. Can an impersonal force account for the sudden appearance of space, time and
Many Christians (especially young believers) are unaware of the ancient non-Canonical stories and legends related to Jesus. Maybe that’s why so many are easily shaken by critics who claim these late religious fabrications are true. Some skeptics, like Bart Ehrman, maintain these non-canonical texts describe versions of Christianity lost to
I often talk about the direct evidence offered by the Apostles in the Book of Acts. These men clearly saw themselves as eyewitnesses and relied upon their observations of Jesus when communicating the truth to others. First and foremost, the disciples saw themselves as eyewitnesses of the Resurrection. But Paul, a late arrival to the team of
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 second of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the roles that love and character development play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to
The deaths of the apostles are often cited by Christian Case Makers in an effort to demonstrate the certainty and validity of those who witnessed the Resurrection of Jesus. When an eyewitness is willing to die, rather than deny his testimony, there’s good reason to believe he actually observed what he’s reporting or he’s simply
An argument for theism based on the existence of our caused, limited universe. We take the first step toward Christian Theism by using a wallet and a dollar to illustrate the point. Can naturalism account for the sudden appearance of space, time and matter? Why must we stay inside the natural environment when the evidence here does not provide us
I’ve been involved in many criminal trials over the years, sitting next to the prosecutor and evaluating the approach of the defense team as they attempted to counter the case offered by the District Attorney. Both sides have the opportunity to present evidence and offer witnesses to support their position, but I’ve been in many
I get to hang out with Christian Case Makers all the time; at conferences, at staff meetings, and at locations across the country where I am asked to speak. Inevitably, our conversations turn to the kinds of things that apologists find themselves discussing. We talk about the newest scientific discoveries that impact the Christian worldview, the
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 first of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role eternity and free agency play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the
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