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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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 05:00

Why the Hearsay Rule Shouldn’t Apply to the Gospels

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Imagine you are a witness to a homicide. After observing the murder, you are interviewed by a detective and several years later find yourself testifying in court. The prosecutor would certainly question you on the stand, and the defense attorney would also have the opportunity to cross-examine you. Now let’s change the scenario slightly.

J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, discusses the nature of the universe and the evidence for God’s existence. The universe appears to be uniquely fine-tuned for the existence of life. From the incredible calibration of the universal constants, to the nature of the galaxies, to the unique attributes of our planet, the

Police officers spend a lot of time training. In fact, training opportunities are regularly scheduled into our deployment calendar. We train every month, especially when it comes to the use of our weapons. Officers are required to visit the pistol range so we can “qualify” with our handguns and rifles on a regular basis. Our range

Friday, 22 January 2016 07:28

Would God Actually Use Evil to Draw Us to Himself?

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In God’s Crime Scene, I make a robust cumulative case for the existence of God from eight pieces of evidence in the universe. Evidence that points toward a particular conclusion (or suspect) is described as inculpating evidence, and evidence that points away from the same conclusion (or suspect) is called exculpating evidence. Given the

Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:41

What Is the Essential Truth About the Church? (Podcast)

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In this popular blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the essential nature of the Church. What does the Bible teach about the nature of Church? Are there certain non-negotiable essentials that all of us, as Christians, must believe about the Church in order to call ourselves Christians? Are there any over-arching principles that God has given

 When I was a youth pastor I used to encourage my students to use the TANK principle when deciding how to engage others with their words. This simple acronym is a useful filter that can help us to evaluate the Godly nature of our conversations. Before speaking, simply ask yourself: “Is what I’m about to say Truthful, Absolutely

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:40

A Response to the Angry, Immoral God Objection (Video)

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How would you respond to the following quote: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential,

Police officers understand the difference between being reactive and proactive. Fire personnel (our counterparts in the public safety realm) respond reactively to calls for service. When a fire occurs, the fire trucks role to the location of the fire; when an injury occurs, paramedics respond to the location of the injury. Fire and paramedic

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the way in which Jesus is described by the world’s other religious systems. What role does Jesus play in these belief systems and how is He characterized? If Jesus is venerated or described accurately by these world religions, shouldn’t seekers examine

Now that I have your attention with that title, I need to tell you the truth: you’ll never find the perfect apologetics curriculum. In fact, your search for the perfect case-making curriculum is likely to leave you frustrated and discouraged. Once, while hosting the Stand to Reason radio show, I got a call from a listener who lamented the

700 Club Interactive host Gordon Robertson interviews J. Warner Wallace about the evidence for God’s existence and J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. For more information about CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network) and the 700 Club, please visit their website.

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The “problem of evil” is often cited by skeptics to defend their disbelief: Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow His children to experience pain and suffering? In my latest book, God’s Crime Scene, I examine the problem of evil as one of eight pieces of evidence in the universe. Evil is typically considered a form of

Much has been written about the way Jesus fulfilled the Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament prophets. In fact, the New Testament authors often paused to highlight the many aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry that were a direct fulfillment of ancient prophecies related to the Messiah. But while most of us are familiar with Jesus’

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the ancient non-Christian evidence for the life of Jesus. What would we know about Jesus if we lost every possible Christian document (including the New Testament and writings of the Church Fathers)? What would the earliest unfriendly Greek, Roman, Syrian and

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 01:28

Why the Trinity Is So Important in the First Place

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I’ve been writing this week about the truth of the triune nature of God, so I thought it might be appropriate to list a few reasons why this doctrine (commonly called the Trinity) is so important. It is certainly true that according to the claims of Christianity, salvation actually requires the triune God of the Bible. As believers, our

J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, discusses the nature of the universe and the evidence for God’s existence. Does the existence of evil and injustice in the universe eliminate the possibility of God as the Creator? Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil to occur? Is evil a form of exculpating or inculpating

Ever try to explain the triune nature of God to your kids? It’s tough, right? Every analogy fails to capture the true essence of the Trinity and ends up describing some form of heresy! The unique, divine and mysterious nature of the Trinity makes it nearly impossible for mere humans to completely comprehend it, let alone explain it; we find

Happy New Year and thanks again for a GREAT 2015! We are slowly growing the number of unique visitors to the ColdCaseChristianity.com website, and we expect to have approximately one million unique visitors next year. Thanks for making us a regular part of your Internet experience. I’d also love to see you in person; I’ll start

Thursday, 31 December 2015 01:09

J. Warner Wallace on the Eric Metaxas Show (Podcast)

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J. Warner Wallace talks with Eric Metaxas about the evidence for God’s existence and the investigative analogy of God’s Crime Scene. What is the best explanation for the evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe? Can naturalism account for what we see in the cosmos? J. Warner talks about the evidence and the most

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 07:23

The Top 10 Cold-Case Christianity Videos from 2015

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It’s that time of year again: the time for “Top Ten” lists of one kind or another. In my last post I listed the top ten Cold-Case Christianity articles of 2015. This time around I’m offering the ten most popular videos hosted here on our website (and on our YouTube page where you can join 2,755 weekly subscribers who have

J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, discusses the evidence in the universe and what this evidence tells us about the nature of God. Every crime scene says something about its related suspect, even before detectives ever identify the suspect specifically. What does the evidence in this “crime scene” tell us about a

Monday, 28 December 2015 01:56

The Top 10 Cold-Case Christianity Articles from 2015

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Thanks to all of you for another great year here at ColdCaseChristianity.com. Our readership continues to grow as we have doubled our unique visitors per month since January. That’s actually saying a lot, given the fact much of 2015 was spent illustrating and finishing God’s Crime Scene. As I am finishing the third book in this

Detectives create lists. As a cold-case detective, I’m no different. When investigating an event in the distant past (in my case, an unsolved murder), I collect evidence, make lists and do my best to reach the most reasonable inference. When I began to investigate Christianity at the age of thirty-five, I approached the gospels the same way

Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:44

Are Christians Biased in Their Reasoning? (Podcast)

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the popular objection that Christians are biased toward their beliefs and, therefore, cannot assess evidence fairly. Is this true? Is anyone truly free of bias and what role does this play in making decisions in the first place? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com).

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