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 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
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Pastor Troy Murphy of Green Bay Community Church about the role of Christian Case Making in the life of the believer and the life of the Church.
My journey toward Christianity began when I examined the gospels in order to uncover the words of Jesus. I was interested in Jesus as nothing more than a source of ancient wisdom and my curiosity about him caused me to begin sifting through the New Testament gospels. I was immediately struck by the appearance of what I call “unintentional
Trial attorney Mark Lanier and cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace are interviewed by Pastor David Fleming of Champion Forest Baptist Church and describe why it’s important to pick the right jury before sharing the truth of Christianity.
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As a detective, I’ve learned how to sift through eyewitness testimony. There are times when an eyewitness gets it right and times when a witness is simply wrong about a claim. Sometimes the witness is inadvertently mistaken, and sometimes the witness is intentionally lying. In spite of this, juries can still conclude that a witness is
On the final page of the paperback edition of Misquoting Jesus, Bart Ehrman famously listed the “Top Ten Verses That Were Not Originally in the New Testament.” In an effort to discredit the reliability of the New Testament text, Ehrman offered this list to demonstrate the existence of many late insertions in the text. He found this
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by is interviewed by Pastor David Fleming of Champion Forest Baptist Church and talks about the importance of becoming a good Christian Case Maker and a specific strategy for selecting those with whom we share what we believe. This excerpt is from a longer
As a non-believer, I suspected the stories about Jesus grew more elaborate and grandiose over time. That’s why it was so important to me to read through the earliest documents related to Jesus; I expected the initial accounts to portray Jesus as a wise teacher, but little more. I certainly didn’t expect Jesus to be represented as God
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