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
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
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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If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’re concerned about your child’s educational training, especially if your kids are enrolled in the public school system. My wife, Susie, and I have certainly explored all the options with our own four children. We’ve homeschooled and enrolled our kids in both public and private schools
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to say that as a police officer. Law enforcement officers are tasked with enforcing laws and responding to crimes that span the gamut from violent felonies to simple infractions. The first thing you learn as a young officer is to distinguish one from the other. Felonious behavior requires us to
J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed the Historicity of Jesus. Was Jesus a real, historical person? Is he simply a re-telling of prior dying/rising savior mythologies? (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologi
I was born in 1961, so I was too young to recall the national tragedy that my mother remembered with such shock and dismay. She talked often of presidential assassination that occurred in 1963, and it was clear that it impacted her deeply. You probably already know the president to whom I am referring:
Prior to his election, he had been a boat
When we heard about the shootings last week, my wife and I were heartsick. Seven people died in what feels like an escalating national crisis. Two people died at the hands of police officers, while five officers died at the hands of a single suspect. The tension and distrust between African Americans and police officers is at the highest level in
In this blast from the past, Jim begins to respond to listener email by addressing two difficult issues. How were people saved prior to the life of Jesus? If faith alone in Christ alone is required to be saved, how were Old Testament saints saved prior to the arrival of Christ? Jim also addresses the ‘hot topic’ issue of abortionist
J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Joe Amaral on 100 Huntley Street about his journey from atheism to Christian theism. J. Warner talks about his effort to learn more about the wisdom statements of Jesus and how reading the gospels began an investigation into their reliability. Visit the 100Huntley Street website to watch the complete interview.
After the horrific events of last week, I’ve been asked repeatedly about race relations in America, the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police officers, and the increasing violence against police officers. As a member of the law-enforcement family (and a member of the Christian community), I would like to respond by providing
J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Steven Kim from Apologetics Canada about the case for God’s existence (as described in God’s Crime Scene) and the unique case for Christianity. Couldn’t evidence for the existence of God apply to any monotheistic worldview? How can we use this evidence to make a unique case for Christianity?
There are over 24,000 ancient fragments and manuscripts of the New Testament in existence today. We find additional Biblical documents all the time; our collection continues to grow. Compared to other ancient texts (like the Iliad, for example, with less than 2,000 ancient fragments or copies), the New Testament is singularly unique among ancient
In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Bill Arnold on Susie Larson’s (@SusieLarson) “Live the Promise” Radio Show. J. and Bill talk about evangelism, apologetics and the case for Christianity. J. Warner also talks about his role in God’s Not Dead 2. For more information about Susie’s
Most of us, as Christians, recognize and sense a burden to share the Good News with others. Maybe this is because the “Great Commission” of Jesus to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” is found in four separate locations in the New Testament (Mark 16:14-18, Luke 24:44-49, John 20:19-23 and Acts 1:4-8). In spite
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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In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brenton Miles and Bryant Urich on the REVERSE Podcast, (visit them on Twitter @reversepodcast) and talks about the role of creativity in apologetics. Be sure to subscribe to the REVERSE Podcast (Thinking Backward / Moving Forward) for more great interviews: http://www.reversepod
One common challenge leveled at the gospels is related to the manner in which they were first recorded. How early were the texts written, and how was the material transmitted prior to being documented by the gospel eyewitnesses? I’ve assembled a cumulative circumstantial case for the early dating of the gospels, but even if the gospels were
J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Pastor Troy Murphy of Green Bay Community Church about the role persistence and endurance plays in the Christian life. Why do some of us seem to make great strides in our walk with God while others struggle? J. Warner offers insight into an important spiritual discipline.
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A recent podcast listener offered the following objection: Couldn’t the disciples have been wrong about the death of Jesus? After all, when Paul was stoned by the Jews from Antioch and Iconium (in Acts 14) they drug him out of the city and left him for dead. “While the disciples stood around him, he got up and entered the city”
At some point in my life about 18 years ago, I decided to surrender my presuppositions and follow the evidence where it led. It didn’t happen in a day, but over a period of months as I slowly investigated the claims of the gospel writers. I eventually came to call myself a “Christian”. But the process that brought me into the
I can still remember the first time I took high school students to Berkeley on a missions trip that put them in direct contact with prominent local atheists and atheist students groups on the campus of UC Berkeley. In one of our first lectures with an atheist presenter, the students were told that Jesus never lived and was nothing more than a
J. Warner Wallace answers a question about the role the early Church Counsels played in determining the New Testament canon. Did the counsels create what we believe about Jesus? Is the Jesus we know today simply an invention of these councils? This video is a clip from a Fearless Faith conference. To bring one of these conferences to your church,
I’ve often heard it said that the New Testament is well referenced and attested by the Early Church Fathers of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Century. As an example of this, some researchers have cited Sir David Dalrymple (1726 – 1792AD) a Scottish judge and historian who wrote three volumes on early Christian Church history called,
In my book, Cold Case Christianity, I attempt to evaluate the gospel accounts with the same criteria used by jurors to assess the reliability of eyewitnesses in a criminal case. In California, jurors are encouraged to ask themselves, “How well could the witness see, hear, or otherwise perceive the things about which the witness
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