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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J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Leon Fontaine of the Leon Show and talks about the need all of us have, as Christians, to be able to make the case for what we believe. Why aren’t more of us prepared to defend our beliefs? What can we do to change the situation? For more information about the Leon Show, please visit: miraclechannel.ca. For

With the rise in popularity of movies like Zeitgeist: The Movie and The God Who Wasn’t There, skeptical objections to the historicity of Jesus sometimes take the form of comparisons between Jesus and ancient mythologies preceding Him. Skeptics highlight similarities between Jesus and Horus, Mithras, Osiris or other ancient examples of

In the movie, God’s Not Dead 2, I was asked to defend the historicity of Jesus and the eyewitness reliability of the Gospels. Skeptics sometimes claim the New Testament Canon was the creation of 4th Century Catholic Church councils, rather than the reliable preservation of 1st Century disciples of the eyewitnesses. While it’s true the

In this re-posted interview with Meg Meeker of Family Talk, J. Warner Wallace discusses the approach he took with the Gospels when he first began to investigate the case for Jesus. How do we know the gospels can be trusted? Do they contain eyewitness records related to the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? For more information about

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 01:36

Did the Apostles Lie So They Could Die as Martyrs?

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In the movie, God’s Not Dead 2, I was asked to defend the historicity of Jesus and the eyewitness reliability of the Gospels. As a skeptic, I believed that the story of the Resurrection was either a late distortion (a legend) created by Christians well after the fact, or a conspiratorial lie on the part of the original Apostles. It

J. Warner Wallace describes the importance of making the case for Christianity and why every Christian needs to become a good Christian Case Maker in this excerpt from his 2016 Plenary Session at the Apologetics Canada Conference. For more information about Apologetics Canada, please visit their site at http://www.apologeticscanada.com/ .For more

 In the movie, God’s Not Dead 2, I was asked to defend the historicity of Jesus and the eyewitness reliability of the Gospels. I’ve often said that the death of the apostles is an important piece of evidence related to the veracity of their claims about the Resurrection. There are lots of folks who are willing to die for what they belie

In the movie, God’s Not Dead 2, I was asked to defend the historicity of Jesus and the eyewitness reliability of the Gospels. Many skeptics reject the eyewitness authority of the Gospel accounts, even though the early Church selected and embraced the canonical Gospels based primarily on the eyewitness authority of their authors. Some

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Leon Fontaine of the Leon Show and talks about the evidence for God’s existence. What kinds of evidence can we use to make the case for God? What makes the case so strong? What tools can we borrow from crime scene investigations to help us make the case to others? For more information about the Leon Show,

In the movie, God’s Not Dead 2, I was asked to defend the historicity of Jesus and the eyewitness reliability of the Gospels. Skeptics sometimes challenge the gospels because there appear to be differences between the accounts. As a skeptic myself, investigating the gospels for the first time at the age of thirty-five, I also observed the

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the creation of artificial life in the laboratory. Would the creation of such life demonstrate that naturalism is true? Do artificial life experiments prove atheism or theism? For more information, refer to J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A

 I authored a book, Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels, which takes an evidential approach to Christian Case Making (apologetics). That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone purchasing the book, given its title.  I am, after all, a homicide detective. But I occasionally receive a

Rice Broocks, author of God’s Not Dead and Man, Myth, Messiah interviews J. Warner Wallace on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premier of God’s Not Dead 2. Why are movies like God’s Not Dead 2 important for the Church? What was it like to film the movie? Visit the PureFlix website for more information about God’s Not Dead

Most of us who are interested in making the case for Christianity sense a continuing shift in the culture. Christianity is under increasing scrutiny, the nature of the questions are changing, and the issues under debate are more contentious than ever. Christian case makers need to rethink their environment and approach. That’s why Sean

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

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 06:37

New Official Trailer for God’s Not Dead 2 (Video)

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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

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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

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 06:32

How Should Christians Respond to Doubt? (Video)

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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