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27
Sep
Did Jesus Claim to Be God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the statements of Jesus to see if He ever claimed to be God. While skeptics may acknowledge Jesus’ existence and even the value of His teaching, any assessment of Jesus’ instruction must account for his obvious claims of Deity. Jim looks at the cumulative case and assembles the evidence from the Gospels to demonstrate Jesus’ claims to Deity. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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13
Sep
Is the Christian Faith Evidentially Reasonable?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner makes a case for the reasonable nature of the Christian Worldview. Does Christianity require blind faith? Are we to accept the claims of Christianity without evidence or even in spite of the evidence? Or are we called, as Christians, to place our trust in Jesus because of the evidence? Jim also examines the way Jesus responded to those who had doubts. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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6
Sep
Tips for Studying the Bible
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes 6 simple principles (all beginning with the letter “D”) to help you study the Bible like a detective. J. Warner then recommends a few tools to guide you in your study and finally incorporates the tips and tools into a four part strategy for Bible investigation and Christian Case Making. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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30
Aug
Conversations with Atheists: Four Observations
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides four observations from his youth ministry trips to UC Berkeley. These simple observations may help you improve the quality of your discussions with non-believers and help you better understand the underlying issues in some of these conversations. J. Warner also answers viewer email related to the disagreements between Christian denominations and the need for personal research. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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23
Aug
Illustrating Christian Claims Related to Salvation
- by J. Warner Wallace -

What does Christianity teach about salvation? In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner illustrates a number of competing notions related to salvation. Jim asks six questions as he steps toward the orthodox Christian view and illustrates each concept on a whiteboard. Finally, J. Warner plays his visualization of the gospel, The Best Story, to conclude the broadcast (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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9
Aug
The Problem with the Problem of Evil
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner talks about the challenge we face, as Christian Case Makers, when trying to respond to the problem of evil. If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Jim talks about the need for a cumulative response and explains why the problem of evil may be a bigger problem for atheists than for Christians (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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2
Aug
Four Ways to Strengthen Your Kids Faith
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner reviews the statistics related to young people leaving the church and then offers four simple ways parents can help make sure their kids stay in the Christian faith. Jim also discusses the simple math behind the problem and illustrates the challenges facing young Christians. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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19
Jul
Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner makes a case for the eyewitness status of the New Testament Gospel accounts. Is it appropriate to evaluate these accounts as eyewitness statements? Were they intended to be read in this manner? Jim provides several reasons to accept the accounts as eyewitness testimony. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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12
Jul
The Case for Christian Case Making
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner makes a case for an evidential, reasoned, case-making form of Christian belief. Using the New Testament gospels and letters as a guide, Jim articulates the foundation for a reasonable faith in Jesus and our common calling as Christians to a life of case-making. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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5
Jul
Is Jesus a Copycat Savior?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this inaugural Cold-Case Christianity video broadcast / podcast, J. Warner re-examines an atheist objection related to the historicity of Jesus. Is Jesus merely a copycat of prior mythologies like Mithras, Osiris or Horus? How can we, as Christians, respond to such claims? Jim provides a five point response to this common atheist claim. 

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28
Jun
Why I’m An Evidentialist
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the role of evidence in making the case for Christianity and the need for an evidential approach to Christian Case Making. Jim also responds to an excellent blog post addressing his evidential approach to apologetics. Is evidentialism a valid apologetic? What is its relationship to presuppositionalism? Can Mormons claim a valid presuppositional approach to their worldview? Jim also talks about the validity of advanced degrees in apologetics.

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21
Jun
How to Be the Christian Case Maker You’ve Always Wanted to Be
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner responds to a listener who wants to know how to become a public apologist. What strategies are effective? What goals are reasonable? Jim provides his most comprehensive podcast on this subject, tracing his own journey and providing tips to help yours.

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14
Jun
Good (and Bad) Reasons to Be a Christian
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines five responses typically offered to the question: “Why are you a Christian?” Are these responses sufficient, given the nature of the culture in which we live? How can we better respond to the challenges we face as we try to defend what we believe about Christianity?

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7
Jun
Conversations About Heaven and the Soul
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner converses with Frank Sontag and Janet Mefferd about the nature of heaven and the soul. Have popular movies and books distorted the truth about Heaven? What really happens to the soul when we die? Why should we believe in the soul in the first place? 

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31
May
Why Creeds Are an Essential Characteristic of Christianity (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the historic, creedal nature of Christianity. Why are creeds so important to the Christian worldview? How early did they emerge? How can we affirm the creedal nature of Christianity in a pluralistic, relativistic culture? Jim investigates the early use of creeds and the continuing role creeds play in defining the Christian worldview. 

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24
May
Bible Contradictions and an Evil God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this reposted podcast, J. Warner takes a look at ten principles necessary for the proper reading of the Bible as we examine a number of apparent Bible contradictions and the claim that the God of the Old Testament is cruel and evil.

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16
May
The Case for An Afterlife and the Biblical Description of Life After Death
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner reviews the philosophical, evidential case for life beyond the grave and then examines what the Bible has to say about Heaven and Hell. Are there any good reasons to believe in an afterlife (even without the evidence from Scripture)? What are the limits of natural revelation and logical reasoning, and what does the special revelation of the Bible tell us we should expect when we die?

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10
May
Church Planting, Apologetics and the Christian Culture (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner chats with Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell, the hosts of the Church Planter Podcast about the challenges of church planting, the nature of church in America today and the role of apologetics within the Christian community.

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3
May
Ways to Strengthen the Faith of Young Christians and Answer Skeptical Objections
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about four simple strategies to help strengthen the faith and understanding of young believers. How can parents help their children? Are our efforts little more than religious “indoctrination”? Jim also responds to two skeptical objections (in the wake of the Easter season) as examples of how to respond to the kinds of questions our kids may have.

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25
Apr
Speaking Christianese and the Evangelistic Danger of Low Expectations
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the habit many of us of speaking Christianese, the distinctive (and often confusing) language of the Christian faith. How can we learn to communicate important Christian concepts without sounding like we’re speaking Greek? Jim also discusses the dangerous consequences resulting from low expectations when sharing what we believe with people who seem to be completely uninterested.

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18
Apr
Abductive Reasoning and the Case for the Resurrection (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Did Jesus rise from the dead? In this podcast, J. Warner talks about abductive reasoning, its application in death scene investigations and its utility when making the case for the Resurrection of Jesus. As Easter approaches, J. Warner outlines the material from his evangelistic booklet, ALIVE: A Cold Case Approach to the Resurrection. Is the Christian explanation for the Resurrection reasonable when compared to the alternatives? Jim examines the strengths and liabilities of many explanations for the empty tomb of Jesus.

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11
Apr
Leading People to Christ Requires Good Leadership
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of leadership for those of us who hope to share the truth about Jesus. When most of us think about evangelism, we think of the importance of apologetics or understanding how to articulate the Gospel. We often overlook the role of good leadership. But if you hope to lead someone to Christ, you’ll need to become a good leader.

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4
Apr
The Challenge of Reaching the Unchurched
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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In this podcast, J. Warner reads a recent article describing the challenge of reaching unchurched “Millennials” (those born from the 1980’s to the early 2000’s). What are young people looking for in church communities and how can we respond to their needs? Jim also answers listener email related to moral relativism and the disagreements within denominations.

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29
Mar
Is God Real? Answering Objections to the Transcendental Argument (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this reposted podcast, J. Warner examines the case for God’s existence from the Laws of Logic (the Transcendental Argument) and offers responses to many objections offered by skeptics. Jim was joined by his son (19 years old at the time) and together they discussed the value (and limits) of the Transcendental Argument for God’s existence.

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22
Mar
Is God Real? Evidence from the Laws of Logic
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this reposted podcast, J. Warner begins to examine the case for God’s existence from the Laws of Logic (the Transcendental Argument). Jim also responds to email concerning objections to the Anthropic Principle and talks about the sometimes 'hidden' nature of God as he interacts with his children today.

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15
Mar
The Problem With Answering the Problem of Evil
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the difficulty involved in responding to rhetorically powerful objections based on the problem of evil. Jim talks about the need for a cumulative evidential response, and then provides six considerations to help you prepare a defense. Jim also plays a recent related interview with radio show host, Paul Ridgeway.

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8
Mar
Making a Case for God from the Beginning of the Universe
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence of the origin of the universe and relates this evidence to the case for God’s existence. Jim describes the classic Cosmological Argument and compares naturalistic alternatives offered to explain the universe’s origin. Does the beginning of the universe demonstrate the existence of God?

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28
Feb
Responding to Hyper-Skepticism with Evidential Modesty
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner responds to a message from a listener related to doubt and agnosticism. How do we know when we have enough evidence to believe Christianity is true? Does unanswered prayer negate the existence of God? How much do our expectations and presuppositions cripple our confidence in the evidence for Christianity?

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22
Feb
Responding to Three Claims and Objections of Atheists
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner responds to three claims and objections of atheists and philosophical naturalists. Do atheists believe in just one less god than Christians? Does textual criticism disprove the traditional authorship of the Gospels? Do “artificial life” projects eliminate the need for an Intelligent Creator?

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15
Feb
Investigating the Evidence for the Pro-Life Position
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner continues an examination of the pro-life arguments he used in his discussion with the atheist in last week’s podcast. Jim describes the SLED paradigm popularized by Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute and examines the Biblical position related to the status of the unborn.

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7
Feb
A Conversation With an Atheist About the Issue of Abortion
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-posted podcast from 2008, J. Warner has a conversation with a thoughtful, engaging atheist on the topic of abortion. This discussion is (hopefully) an example of a courteous conversation between two people who respect each other and genuinely want to convince the other of the “rightness” of their position. Bob Seidensticker is a blog contributor at Patheos.

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31
Jan
The Journey from Skepticism to Certainty
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner discusses his personal journey to Christianity with Frank Sontag from KKLA 99.5 Los Angeles. Jim spent an afternoon with Frank talking about atheism, Christian theism and the journey from one to the other. Jim also talked about the nature of the Church in America and the need for Christian Case Making.

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25
Jan
A Strategy for Overcoming Apathy and Creating Passion in Our Church Culture
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner discusses a model to help overcome apathy in the Church and turn teaching into training. Jim outlines the five step model he and Brett Kunkle have employed as youth leaders and demonstrates how this model can be used in other areas within the Church to decrease apathy and increase a passionate interest in Christian Case Making.

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17
Jan
The Problem of Moral Grounding and the Nature of Forgiveness
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the nature of objective, transcendent moral truth claims and the insufficiency of moral grounding from an atheistic, naturalistic perspective. Jim also discusses the nature of forgiveness and the relationship between our ability to forgive and our view of our own need for forgiveness.

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11
Jan
One Way to Quickly Change the Christian Case Making Culture
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the role of pastors and the impact they could have on the culture if they embraced a Case Making approach with their congregations. Jim also describes a number of liabilities facing “tent-making” Christian Case Makers and provides a few suggestions to help overcome these obstacles.

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3
Jan
Encouragement for “Tent-Making” Christian Case Makers
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner elaborates on ten reasons why “tent-makers” make excellent Christian Case Makers. In fact, Jim argues tent-makers may be the future of Christian apologetics and offers ten strategies to help you become the best Case Maker possible, even while working in a career that seems to have nothing to do with Christian apologetics.

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28
Dec
The Inevitable Consequence of An Atheistic Worldview (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner reads an honest (if not politically correct) comment from an atheist describing the consequence of a consistent atheistic worldview. Jim also answers listener email related to responding emotionally as a Christian, the early dating of Matthew’s Gospel, and the apologetic opportunities available within the Common Core State Standards for education.

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20
Dec
When the Case for God Is Strong, Skeptics Attack Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about a common tactic used by skeptics making naturalistic scientific claims. Critics of supernaturalism often compare their naturalistic explanations to Christianity rather than Theism. Jim talks about this tactic, makes a brief observation related to the Duck Dynasty controversy, and answers listener email about the role of mentors.

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14
Dec
Can the Gospels Be Defended As Eyewitness Accounts? (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the case for the eyewitness status of the Gospels. Are these ancient accounts really an eyewitness record of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? Why should we believe this to be true? Jim also talks about the role each of us plays as Christian Case Makers and provides four tips to help you reach those who are disinterested in Christian Case Making.

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7
Dec
Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity? (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Why didn’t Jesus describe something beyond the knowledge of His contemporaries (i.e. the role of DNA or the nature of the Solar System) as a prophetic proof? Why didn’t God provide us with more scientific evidence in the Scripture? J. Warner examines these questions in an interview with Dave Waggoner and Jeff Piepho from the Truth Revolution Radio Show.

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30
Nov
Thanksgiving, Traditions and the Principles of Conservatism
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner examines the Thanksgiving Holiday talks about the role of tradition and celebration in our culture. Jim also establishes several principles of Conservatism and highlights ways to use these common, shared values to begin conversations with non-Christians. Everyone conserves traditions of one nature or another. Which worldview establishes the best foundation for such traditions?

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23
Nov
Why You Need to Become a Good Christian Translator
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner attended the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting this week and came away with several important observations related to Christian Case Making. Ever think you don’t know enough to be a good “One Dollar Apologist? You are more important to the Christian community than you might think. Jim will tell you why in this podcast.

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16
Nov
The Path to Becoming a “One Dollar” Apologist (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner continues examining the Christian life in light of God’s desire for all of us to become Christian Case Makers. Jim reads listener email highlighting some of the typical frustrations involved in starting an apologetics ministry and then provides a template to help you become the Case Maker you’ve always wanted to be. Jim also answers the question: Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity?

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8
Nov
Strategies for Becoming a Better Christian Case Maker (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner talks with Frank Turek about several strategies to become a better “one dollar apologist”. Jim taught at Frank’s CrossExamined Instructor’s Academy (CIA) in August and learned several important principles related to becoming a better Christian Case Maker. Jim conducted this interview for Frank’s radio show and this is the first time it’s ever been played on the Cold Case Christianity Podcast.

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1
Nov
Don’t Get Excited About the Latest Version of Jesus Based on Some “Lost” Gospel
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner examines three recent efforts to recreate Jesus and talks about the historic effort to co-opt Jesus for a variety of reasons. J. Warner focuses on the use of alleged “lost” gospels and provides a number of reasons to reject these efforts. He also talks specifically about the claims of Joseph Atwill who claims “the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats” who “fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ.”

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25
Oct
Observations from the Bible Belt
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner is at the reThink Conference this weekend, so we're posting this rebroadcast from 2008. Jim makes a few observations about the state of Christianity in the Bible Belt based on his own personal experience with family in that area. We'll be back in one week!

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19
Oct
Do Miraculous Events (Like the Virgin Conception) Invalidate Christianity?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the presupposition of naturalism as it relates to the reasonableness of Christianity. Are theists the only people who believe in miraculous events? Do Biblical miracles (like the Virgin Conception) make the Christian worldview unreasonable?

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12
Oct
Answering Common Objections to God’s Existence and the Reliability of the New Testament
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines several objections to the nature of God: Who created God? Is God’s power limited? Why does God seem so hidden? In addition, Jim examines the eyewitness status of Paul and the attribution of John as the author of the fourth New Testament Gospel.

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4
Oct
What Difference Would the Bones of Jesus Make?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the case for the Talpiot Tomb and the alleged burial ossuary of Jesus. Have we discovered the tomb of Jesus and the Holy Family? If so, what difference would this make to the case for Christianity? Can lay people accurately assess the evidence in the first place?

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27
Sep
Answering Common Objections to the Notion of Hell - Part 2
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner continues to discuss several objections related to the existence and nature of Hell. (Jim is touring college campuses in North Carolina until the end of September)

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20
Sep
Answering Common Objections to the Notion of Hell - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner engages several objections related to the existence and nature of Hell. (Jim is touring college campuses in North Carolina until the end of September)

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14
Sep
Did the Apostles Really Die for Their Claims?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence for the early persecution of the Church and the martyrdom of the Apostles. Did the first eyewitnesses of the Resurrection die rather than recant their testimony? Can we trust the early accounts? Why does it matter in the first place?

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7
Sep
Are We More Than Simply Physical Beings?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence for the existence of the mind (and inferentially, the soul) as he looks at six classic philosophical arguments. Jim also briefly discusses Thomas Nagel’s book, Mind and Cosmos and discusses the limitations of physicalism.

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30
Aug
Will We Have the Freedom to Sin In Heaven?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner reflects on his recent trip to Summit Worldview Academy and answers listener email related to teaching apologetics curriculum, the nature of free will and sin in heaven and the necessity of hell.

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24
Aug
Applying Four Simple Principles to Test the Reliability of the Gospels
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner reflects on his recent appearance on “Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley” and demonstrates the value of four simple principles as he evaluates two objections to the historicity of the Gospels. Does Josephus’ account of John the Baptist or Quirinius invalidate the Gospels? Why do some people continue to reject the Gospels as reliable?

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16
Aug
Tips From the 2013 CrossExamined Instructors Academy
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about his recent trip to Frank Turek’s CrossExamined Instructors Academy and offers several insights on becoming a better Christian Case Maker, including tips on how to use your  vocation to influence the Kingdom and how to structure an “apologetics” presentation. Jim also answers listener email about case making college missions trips.

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9
Aug
The Nature of Heaven and the Urgency of Life
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner examines a number of Biblical passages related to the nature of Heaven. What does the Bible say about Heaven and what implications does the nature of Heaven have for our lives today? How should we live today in light of what God has for us in the next life?

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2
Aug
The Evolution of Moral Truth Claims
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the possible explanations for moral truth from an evolutionary perspective. Could moral laws be the result of the evolution of our DNA or a product of sociocultural acceptance? Jim also answers listener email related to witness reliability and competing claims related to God’s nature.

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27
Jul
Moral Absolutes and the Importance of an Evidential Response
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner discusses the self-evident nature of transcendent, objective moral truth and answers a common objection to their existence. Jim also discusses his recent talks at Hume Lake and reviews a New York Times article describing the growing request for evidence among Mormon believers

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19
Jul
A Strategy for Resisting Worldliness and Pursuing Godliness
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the three cultural influences that typically derail Christians from living a God-honoring life. What do we need to say to the world in order to live for God? Jim also provides some advice for those who want to lead a small group or youth ministry as Christian case makers.

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13
Jul
Thinking Christianly (Interview with Jonathan Morrow)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-posted episode, Jim interviews Jonathan Morrow, the author of Think Christianly, an important book that will help us adopt and experience a life that is shaped and directed by our Christian Worldview.

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6
Jul
When Did Jesus Begin Performing Miracles and Can We Trust the Accounts?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines Islamic and ancient apocryphal stories of Jesus as a child. Did Jesus perform public miracles as a boy? J. Warner also examines the historicity of the Raising of Lazarus and answers listener email related to evangelism and the boyhood miracles of Jesus.

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29
Jun
The Best Question to Ask When Starting a Conversation About God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner provides a simple strategy for initiating evangelistic conversations. Jim also talks about the fallacy of “friendship evangelism” and the answers listener emails related to the similarities between Osiris and Jesus and the nature of false prophecy.

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21
Jun
Is Noah’s Flood Simply a Retelling of Prior Mythologies?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the claim the Noahic flood account in Genesis 6:9-8:22 is simply a retelling of prior Akkadian or Gilgamesh flood mythologies. Jim also talks about the responsibility of youth pastors and the difference between “nice” and “good”.

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14
Jun
A Christian Case Making Strategy for Youth Ministry
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of making young people our target audience as Christian Case Makers. What has to change if we want to make young Christian the focus of our case making efforts? What strategy should we embrace?

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7
Jun
What Does It Mean to Be “In the World” but Not “Of the World”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about how we, as Christians, can decide when our participation in the culture has “crossed the line”. Jim also talks about the relationship between faith and works, the danger of idolatry and the primary test for an “ancient holy book”.

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27
May
The Important Differences Between Christianity and Mormonism
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner reviews his recent Utah Missions Trip and talks about several important points of contrast between Christianity and Mormonism, including the distinct differences related to the nature of Jesus, God and Salvation.

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20
May
What Does Mormonism Teach About Salvation?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner is in Utah this week with Sean McDowell and two dozen high school students. It’s the perfect time to replay a classic blast from the past! In this podcast, Bill McKeever, from the Mormon Research Ministry, teaches one of J. Warner’s mission teams about the nature of salvation from an LDS perspective.

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13
May
Do “Jesus Mythers” Have a Good Case Against Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to skeptics who claim that Jesus is merely a re-creation of ancient “dying and rising” mythologies. How strong are the similarities between Jesus and the mythologies of antiquity and what might explain these similarities? Jim also discusses the role of leadership in Christian Case Making.

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6
May
Are You Properly Motivated as a Christian Case Maker?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines five motivations that typically drive people to make a case for Christianity. What is driving you, and how does your motivation shape your message? Jim also examines the two most commonly misinterpreted verses that impact Christian Case Making.

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30
Apr
The Transcendent Grounding of Meaning and Purpose
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim explores the uniform human desire to find meaning and purpose in life. Can atheism provide us with sufficient “grounding” for the meaning of life? Is purpose and meaning merely a matter of subjective opinion? Jim also answers listener email related to the virgin conception of Jesus.

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22
Apr
Unity Is the Best Christian Evidence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the challenge of Christian unity and the importance of employing the TANK principle when responding to brothers and sisters in the faith. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of Hell, the objections raised by skeptics and the manner in which Jesus responded to people who doubted.

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16
Apr
Treating the Gospel Like a Cookie Rather Than a Cure
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the danger of treating the Gospel as a matter of subjective opinion rather than a matter of objective truth. Jim also describes some of the challenges that accompany the Christian life and importance of living a life that reflects the truth. He also defines the difference between “proactive” and “reactive” Christian case making and answers listener email.

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8
Apr
Using the CHIPS Model to Defend Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, federal investigator Dan Grossenbach sits in for Jim and discusses the powerful CHIPS model for sharing the truth of Christianity and defending the Christian worldview. Dan takes this opportunity to fully examine how Christianity is comprehendible (the “C” in CHIPS). Dan squeezed this podcast in just before his daughter Ella was born.

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1
Apr
How Mormons Defend the Book of Abraham
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this RE-podcast from 2008, we examine the Mormon Scripture known as the "Book of Abraham". This book is a powerful piece of physical evidence that demonstrates the fact that the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, lied and misled his people, building a faith system on fictional accounts rather than accurate translations of ancient documents. This podcast examines some of the defenses that Mormon authorities offer for the mistranslation.

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25
Mar
The Problem with the Christian Explanation of the Resurrection
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines early “High Christology” of Jesus and the “chain of custody” of early Christian accounts related to Jesus’ Deity. Jim also examines the liability of “supernaturalism” in the Christian accounts of the Resurrection, and the demand for extraordinary evidence related to the existence of God.

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19
Mar
The Divine Statements of Jesus
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the circumstantial case for Jesus’ declarations related to His Deity. Did Jesus really claim to be God? If so, what does this say about his stature as a “good teacher”? Jim also answers listener email related to the Christian view of the death penalty.

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11
Mar
The Gospels Are Reliable Even With Many Redactions
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues to make a case for Biblical reliability by sharing an illustration that demonstrates the reliability of the text in spite of the presence of textual variants. Jim also answers listener email related to the inclusion of Paul’s writings in the Canon of Scripture.

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5
Mar
Separating Biblical Artifacts from Biblical Evidence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim shares some of his Apologetics Canada Conference presentation as he answers objections to the reliability of the Bible based on the presence of scribal variants in the Biblical text. Jim also talks about the importance of “jury selection” when deciding who we ought to engage with evidence related to the Christian worldview, and the important difference between evidence and proof.

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26
Feb
How Every Objection Fits into Five Questions
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Dan Grossenbach takes command of the microphone and talks about the CHIPS model for addressing objections to Christianity. Dan is a federal criminal investigator, a graduate of BIOLA (MA in Christian Apologetics) and an important part of the PCM team. His fresh look at a strategy for Christian Case Making is sure to challenge and encourage you!

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19
Feb
Is Theistic Evolution a Contradiction in Terms?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the nature of terms related to evolution and creationism and discusses the dilemma created by trying to integrate guided with unguided processes. Jim also talks about the limits of a physical, materialistic worldview when trying to account for moral culpability and answers listener email related to the Feeding of Five Thousand.

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12
Feb
Is The Fetal Human a Life Worth Sacrificing?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim comments on Mary Elizabeth Williams’ recent Salon.com article, “So What If Abortion Ends Life?” What can we say to those who believe that life begins at conception but are still pro-abortion? Jim also discusses the challenge police officers face when considering the nature of God and the fallen world, and responds to a challenge about the non-Biblical first century accounts of Jesus.

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4
Feb
Is There Evidence Mormonism Is False?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In the “blast from the past” Jim evaluates the evidence related to the Mormon Scripture called the “Book of Abraham”. What does the evidence say about this document and what does this tell us about the nature of Joseph Smith as a Prophet?

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29
Jan
Can We Trust the Gospels, Even If They Were Transmitted Orally?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim returns to the microphone this week and continues to defend the notion that the New Testament gospels are reliable eyewitness accounts. Jim talks about objections related to the historicity of Jesus (and pre-existing mythologies), and the concern that the important details of the eyewitness accounts were lost during the time they were transmitted orally.

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22
Jan
Cold Case Christianity, Cross Examined
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim is speaking in Western Canada this week and is away from the microphone. For this reason, we’re playing an interview that he did with Frank Turek of CrossExamined.org. Jim returns to the microphone next week!

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17
Jan
It’s Time To Train In MMA: Mixed Martial Apologetics
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim returns to the microphone this week, as he responds to criticism from presuppositional apologists and offers an approach to Christian Case Making that borrows from UFC and MMA contests. Jim also responds to the objection that the gospels are not eyewitness accounts.

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8
Jan
Cold Case Christianity and Stand to Reason
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim was buried this week in a cold-case homicide trial (the defendant confessed to the crime after being convicted on a purely circumstantial case). As a result, this week’s podcast will feature three recent interviews about Jim’s new book and his new role at Stand to Reason.

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2
Jan
Les Misérables and the Death Grip of Works-Based Worldviews
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the contrast between “grace” and “law” as illustrated in Les Misérables. Jim also talks about the dating of John’s gospel and the absence of a description of the Temple Destruction, the value of the courtroom as an analogy for determining truth, the Biblical definition of “faith” and the problem of “Theistic Evil”.

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26
Dec
PCM Podcast 288 – Is “Science Knowledge” Better Than “Lawyer Knowledge”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim provides four good reasons to trust a courtroom over a laboratory when trying to determine what happened in the past. In addition, Jim answers email regarding the image of God and the challenge the Church is facing in the growing secular age.

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18
Dec
PCM Podcast 287 – Seeking a Measured and Balanced Response to the Newtown Massacre
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the Newtown massacre and encourages listeners to take a balanced and measured approach to issues of mental illness, gun control laws and the role of religious belief in public schools that will certainly be raised in the days and weeks to come. Jim also discusses the Christian response to the problem of evil.

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11
Dec
PCM Podcast 286 – If You Can Be A Good Juror You Can Be A Good Christian Case Maker
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the requirements of a good Christian Case Maker with an analogy from the courtroom. Good jurors make good Christian Case Makers. Jim also examines several passages of Scripture to evaluate the nature of “faith” as it is described in the New Testament. Is Christian faith to be “blind”?

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4
Dec
PCM Podcast 285 – When Being a Christian Is Like Being a Californian
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the general apathy that sometimes exists in the church related to apologetics and offers an analogy to help explain the dilemma. Jim also talks about the special calling each of us has to be a Christian Case Maker. Listener email includes a discussion about the proper demeanor of an “apologist” and the role of testimony.

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27
Nov
PCM Podcast 284 – A Detective’s Approach to Spiritual Interaction
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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In this podcast, Jim discusses the difference between conversation, interview and interrogation as he demonstrates their value in spiritual conversations. Jim also answers listener email related to the early dating of the gospels and Mormon “presuppositionalism”.

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22
Nov
PCM Podcast 283 – The Useful Delusion of Christian Belief
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the impact that Christianity has had on our secular culture, while describing the danger of relegating the Christian worldview to purely utilitarian purposes. Jim also answers listener email related to the Mormon definition of Jesus and the importance of energizing young people.

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14
Nov
PCM Podcast 282 – You Have to Come Out As A Christian Before You Can Step Out As An Apologist
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the importance of identifying yourself publicly as a Christian. Jim also answers listener email related to same sex marriage and the issue of “personhood” and human value related to abortion.

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7
Nov
PCM Podcast 281 – Is the Gospel a Pair of Sunglasses or a Bulletproof Vest?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the reason why many of us fail to share our faith with non-believers. Jim also answered listener email related to the Founding Fathers, house churches and the nature of the traditional church in America and our role as Christians in a non-Christian culture.

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29
Oct
PCM Podcast 280 – Presidential Debates, Apologetics, Information and Influence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim discusses the importance of non-verbal communication from the perspective of Christian Case Making. Jim also answers listener email related to America’s Founding Fathers and related to the problem of “Scientism”.

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24
Oct
PCM Podcast 279 – Interview with Frank Viola, Author of Pagan Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim is about one week away from completely his most recent cold-case homicide trial, so this week we’re re-playing an interesting podcast from 2008. In this podcast, Jim interviewed Frank Viola about his controversial book that examined the pagan roots of many of our church practices in an effort to liberate believers to be all that they are designed to be as Children of God and as the Bride of Christ

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17
Oct
PCM Podcast 278 – The Nature of Heaven and the Urgency of Life
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim is still consumed by his most recent cold-case homicide trial, so this week we’re re-playing an interesting podcast from 2007. In this podcast, Jim examines the Biblical description of Heaven and see if it tells us anything about how we are to live our lives today.

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9
Oct
PCM Podcast 277 – How to Overcome Apologetics Apathy in the Church
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim talks briefly about how to engage the local church and motivate them to train rather than teach. Continuing from last week’s podcast, Jim talks about an important strategy that exposes our apologetic deficiencies in order to encourage apologetics training in the church.

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1
Oct
PCM Podcast 276 – Stop Teaching Young Christians About Their Faith
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reviews the data related to the flight of young people from the church. Jim then provides a strategy for halting this trend and preparing young people to defend what they believe.

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25
Sep
PCM Podcast 275 – How to Move from Belief THAT to Belief IN
- by J. Warner Wallace -

This podcast contains Jim’s message to Redeemer Community Church in Katy Texas where Jim was able to attend the baptism of a dear friend and reflect on the difference between believing THAT something is true (mere assent) and believing IN something as true (genuine trust). How can we actively move from one form of belief to the other?

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18
Sep
PCM Podcast 274 – How A Created Universe Points to a Creator
- by J. Warner Wallace -

This podcast contains Jim’s message at Creation Conference 2012, examining the cosmological argument for the existence of God. Jim’s presentation was geared for a mixed group of young people and adults and covered evidences for a universe that had a beginning along with responses to several objections to the cosmological argument.

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10
Sep
PCM Podcast 273 – Why Being Respected Is Better Than Being Liked
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim talks about the temptation we face as apologists to appease our culture rather than transform it. Jim also answers listener email related to the use of deadly force, the attitude that Christians are to have toward sin, and the problems with Theistic Evolution.

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4
Sep
PCM Podcast 272 – Scientism and Our Over-Reliance on Science
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reviews his monthly Truth Training email blast that addressed the issue of “scientism” and our cultural over-reliance on science. Is science the only way we can know the truth? Are there some categories of knowledge that simply cannot be addressed by science? Jim also updates the work of sociologist Mark Regnerus.

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27
Aug
PCM Podcast 271 – Identifying Logical Errors at Secular Universities
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines two recent news stories from secular universities where professors or studies made claims with faulty reasoning. One involves a claim of Christian bigotry and another involves a claim about the materialistic nature of the brain. Jim also answers an email related to our ability to deny the truth and another email related to same sex marriage.

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21
Aug
PCM Podcast 270 – The Offensive Nature of Objective Moral Truth Claims
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the existence of objective moral truth claims. Do such claims exist? Why is it so important for the Church to understand this issue? Also, Jim answers listener email related to online apologetics discussions, the existence of a “personal” God, the value and importance of Mormon missions trips and the role of an apostle.

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15
Aug
PCM Podcast 269 – Is Jesus Sufficient Evidence for the Existence of God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the power of Jesus alone as an evidence for God’s existence. Jim also answers listener email related to the early dating of the gospels, the nature of the human soul, and the philosophical arguments for monotheism.

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7
Aug
PCM Podcast 268 – How Should We Share Our Faith On-line (or Should We Do It At All)?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim provides four principles to guide those who want to engage skeptics on-line. In addition, Jim responds to email questions related to the importance of the Trinity, the image of God in humans and materialist objections to the Resurrection.

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31
Jul
PCM Podcast 267 – Can the Gospels Be Defended As Eyewitness Accounts?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim addresses the claim that the gospels are eyewitness accounts. Do the authors of the gospels ever claim to be eyewitnesses? Is their eyewitness status impacted by uncertainty about their authorship? Can we trust what they say if we don’t have the original documents?

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24
Jul
PCM Podcast 266 – Same Sex Marriage, Human Rights and Social Justice
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Advocates of same-sex marriage argue that legalizing this form of matrimony is a matter of social justice. They claim that human rights are being denied to a select minority within our country. Both of these claims are true, but advocates of same-sex marriage have the wrong minority group in view. In this podcast, Jim concludes the case he began several weeks ago as he defends the Biblical and traditional view of marriage.

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17
Jul
PCM Podcast 265 – Why Is the Trinity An Essential Christian Doctrine?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Can I call myself a Christian if I deny the triune nature of God? Jim answers this listener question and more: How can God “send” people to hell? What happens to those who never hear the Gospel or who can’t understand the Gospel? What areas of life and policies should government consider for “promotion”?

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10
Jul
PCM Podcast 264 – Does the God Particle Disprove the Existence of God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the recent “discovery” of the “God Particle,” the Higgs boson. Does the existence of this particle disprove God’s existence? Why is the Higgs boson called the “God Particle” in the first place? Also, Jim examines Lawrence Krauss’ recent book, “A Universe from Nothing” and the proposition that particles like the Higgs boson could come from nothing.

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2
Jul
PCM Podcast 263 – Five Challenges for Christianity in the Information Age
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines five characteristics of life in the age of the Internet and discusses how these characteristics challenge those of us who defend the Christian worldview. Jim also reads listener email related to the use of deadly force and evidential apologetics.

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26
Jun
PCM Podcast 262 – Is Evidential Apologetics a Waste of Time?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines relationship between Calvinism and Evidential Apologetics. What role does evidence play in making the case for Christianity? If humans are thoroughly fallen and biased, can we ever properly evaluate evidence related to God and Jesus? If God is thoroughly sovereign, does an evidential “case making” approach to apologetics insult the nature and power of God?

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18
Jun
PCM Podcast 261 – Why Do Christians Think Homosexuality is a Sin?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the biblical evidence related to homosexuality. Is it possible to be a practicing “Christian homosexual”? And what do the studies say about homosexual unions and parenting. Is it true that there are “no differences” between children raised in same sex homes and children raised in intact biological two parent families?

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11
Jun
PCM Podcast 260 – Why Deception Is Sometimes Appropriate
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this special 5th Anniversary podcast, Jim “skypes” with Assistant District Attorney Al Serrato to discuss the role of deception from a Biblical perspective. As a Christian, is it ever OK to lie? What does the Bible tell us about this controversial issue and about moral dilemmas in general? Jim and Al also discuss the limitations of sincerity when trying to determine truth and the problem of spiritual apathy.

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5
Jun
PCM Podcast 259 – Calvinism, Free Will and the Role of Evidence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the friction between Calvinism and Evidential Apologetics. If God is sovereignly in control of whom He elects, what role does evidence play in the process of Salvation? Are we even capable, as fallen, limited humans, to assess evidence in the first place? What do we mean when we talk about the “freedom to choose” something?

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29
May
PCM Podcast 258 – Memorial Day and a Biblical Perspective on Deadly Force
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines what the Old and New Testament have to say about the use of deadly force. Did Jesus establish a form of Christian pacifism that prevents Christians from serving in the armed forces or law enforcement? Jim also looks at the relationship between worldview and our use of words and answers listener email related to his “Simple Case for Traditional Marriage”.

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22
May
PCM Podcast 257 – Did the New Testament Authors Endorse Slavery?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers a number of listener emails, comments and questions related to the Biblical perspective on slavery, the importance of exploiting one’s God given gifts, the need for emotional toughness in apologetics, the role of the Biblical eyewitnesses and the nature of circumstantial evidence.

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15
May
PCM Podcast 256 – How Can We Engage the Issue of Same Sex Marriage?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reads a 2008 opinion piece from David Blankenhorn and examines a number of potential strategies for engaging the issue of Same Sex Marriage from a Christian perspective. Jim also provides listeners with a strategy to evaluate competing explanations for past events (such as the Resurrection).

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8
May
PCM Podcast 255 – Is the Doctrine of Hell a Non-Essential?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim returns to the topic of Hell and answers listener email related to the nature of Hell and it’s position as an essential Christian doctrine. Jim also addresses the Swoon Theory for the Resurrection and the hidden nature of God.

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1
May
PCM Podcast 254 – Urgency, Mission and Christian Non-Essentials
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim talks about the urgency of our situation in what is quickly becoming a “post-Christian” American culture. In times like these, how much effort should we expend on non-essential issues? Also, Jim discusses Dan Savage’s recent remarks against the Bible and Christians who take its message seriously.

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25
Apr
PCM Podcast 253 – Abortion, Analogies and Viability
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reads a listener letter challenging his prior use of analogies when make the pro-life case. What kinds of analogies are reasonable when discussing the nature of fetal humans? Jim also discusses the alleged immorality of Old Testament laws.

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16
Apr
PCM Podcast 252 – The Reliable Jesus of Nazareth
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to the reliability of the Biblical account of Jesus. In the wake of Bart Ehrman’s recent ebook, “Did Jesus Exist?” Jim reviews the historical evidence for Jesus’ existence and talks about pre-Christian mythologies that resemble Jesus. Jim also discusses the merits and liabilities of organized debates.

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9
Apr
PCM Podcast 251 – Islam Training Session
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim plays a recent comprehensive training session on the history and nature of Islam. Joe Carey from Radical Truth trained the members of recent Muslim Missions Trip led by Alan Shlemon (of Stand to Reason). This special 2-hour edition of the PCM Podcast contains Joe’s training in its entirety.

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3
Apr
PCM Podcast 250 – Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus
- by J. Warner Wallace -

With Easter just a few days away, it’s a great opportunity to review the nature of the Resurrection and the evidence that supports the claim of the Gospel eyewitnesses. How does the Christian explanation hold up when compared to all other possible explanations for the alleged Resurrection of Jesus?

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28
Mar
PCM Podcast 249 – The Sanctity of Life, Personhood and “After-Birth Abortion”
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim continues the discussion (started in PCM Podcast #245) related to Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva’s paper for the Journal of Medical Ethics entitled, “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” Jim also discusses the recent lawsuit filed by two parents of a four-year-old child with Down syndrome.

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19
Mar
PCM Podcast 248 – October Baby, Christianity and the Arts
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim previews the new pro-life theatrical release, October Baby. This powerful new movie is an excellent opportunity to talk about life, God, forgiveness, and healing. In addition, the movie may open up a deeper discussion of the relationship between Christianity and the arts. How should we, as Christians, engage the world through art and entertainment? Jim also answers listener email about “personhood” and the impact of worldview.

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13
Mar
PCM Podcast 247 – Answering Objections to Adam and Eve
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim responds to scientific objections related to the existence of Adam and Eve as a single source couple for the human race. In addition, Jim answers listener email regarding abortions that follow rape, evangelism from a Reformed perspective, motives behind all sin, and the expanding definition of marriage.

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5
Mar
PCM Podcast 246 – Apologetics Q and A
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this special edition podcast, Jim plays the audio from his recent talk at a Sanctified Thinkers meeting. This group of Christians watched the Christopher Hitchens, William Lane Craig debate and then used this meeting to discuss some of their questions and concerns. Jim facilitated the meeting and responded to a variety of issues, from the relationship between Mithras and Jesus, the nature of the Trinity, the reasonable (or unreasonable) nature of the Virgin Conception and more.

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28
Feb
PCM Podcast 245 - Responding to Pro-Abortion Objections
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reads listener email and responds to a set of pro-abortion objections to the SLED pro-life argument. Jim also reads a summary of a recent paper submitted to the Journal of Medical Ethics that argues for "after-birth abortion" (Infanticide) using the typical pro-abortion arguments as a basis. Finally, Jim comments on Alan Shlemon's article related to the imposition of Christian moral standards on society.

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21
Feb
PCM Podcast 244 – A Simple Way to Defend the Pro-Life Position
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reviews strategies and arguments that are used to defend the pro-life position and talks about the YouTube video, “She Just Might Change Your Mind”, a four-minute case against abortion. Can the pro-life position be defended rationally without using the Bible? In addition, Jim answers listener email about the early dating of the Gospels.

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14
Feb
PCM Podcast 243 – The “Chainsaw” Analogy As An Argument for Atheism
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim addresses an objection to Christianity that compares God to a bad parent who places an unguarded chainsaw in a room with little children. Is this a fair analogy? Jim also addresses listener email related to Christian hypocrisy, the evidential nature of the Christian faith, and how to become an effective apologist.

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7
Feb
PCM Podcast 242 – Eric Metaxas and “Dead” Religion
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim celebrates Eric Metaxas’ speech at the National Prayer Breakfast and asks if Eric went far enough when discussing the nature of “dead” religion. Is this really the problem we have as Christians in America or is it something more troubling? Why is the proper diagnosis so critical if we ever hope to solve the problem?

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30
Jan
PCM Podcast 241 – Is Consciousness An Evidence for God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the issue of consciousness and efforts to explain it from a natural, materialistic perspective. Can evolution explain the existence of consciousness or does Christianity offer a better explanation. Jim also discusses Mormonism and the relationship between past Mormon doctrines and Christian radicalism.

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24
Jan
PCM Podcast 240 – Does Jesus Hate Religion?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the popular viral video from Jefferson Bethke, "Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus". Did Jesus really come to abolish religion as Bethke claims? What can we learn from Bethke’s creative effort to help us become better communicators of the Gospel? Jim also discusses "theistic evolution", information in DNA and the nature of science.

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16
Jan
PCM Podcast 239 - Does DNA Contain “Information”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

If DNA contains “information”, where did this information come from? What is “information” in the first place, and can it come from anything other than an intelligent source? Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of truth and the role of evidence and faith.

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10
Jan
PCM Podcast 238 - Is Intelligent Design “Dead”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim reads a recent article from the Huffington Post that claims that the ID Movement is dead and should never have been embraced by Christians. Is ID legitimate “science”? What is the role between ID and “science”? Jim also answers listener email related to the trustworthy nature of the Gospel accounts, how to respond to skeptics and the authorship of the Old Testament.

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4
Jan
PCM Podcast 237 - Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Why would a loving God require a gruesome death on the cross? How could God do such a thing to an innocent man? In this podcast, Jim addresses these concerns from listeners and also addresses Genesis 3:15. Is this passage really a prediction of the coming Messiah? Jim also examines the role of Luke's Gospel and it's value alongside the eyewitness accounts of Mark, Matthew and John.

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30
Dec
PCM Podcast 236 - Falsifiability, Eckhart Tolle and the Power of Selflessness
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim discusses the importance of spiritual “falsifiability”, using the claims of Eckhart Tolle as an example. Can spiritual claims be evaluated evidentially? If so, can these claims also be falsified with evidence? Jim also evaluates the role of “selflessness” in relation to spiritual authority.

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19
Dec
PCM Podcast 235 – Four Annoying Things About Tebow
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim reads an articulate letter from a listener describing why so many non-believers are annoyed with Tim Tebow. Jim also discusses the death of Christopher Hitchens and responds to listener email related to the “falsifiability” of Christianity.

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13
Dec
PCM Podcast 234 – Thinking Christianly with Jonathan Morrow
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim interviews Jonathan Morrow, the author of Think Christianly, an important new book that will help us adopt and experience a life that is shaped and directed by our Christian Worldview. How should Christians engage the culture around them? What does our worldview have to say about the most important issues of life? Jonathan’s book will help you to think “Christianly”.

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6
Dec
PCM Podcast 233 – Was Jesus Born on December 25th?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Why do we celebrate the birthday of Jesus on December 25th? Was this date established by the early Church to capitalize on the popularity of pagan Roman celebrations that preceded it, or was the date assigned by early church leaders because it was nine months after the celebration of Jesus’ conception? Jim examines possible theories related to the dating of Christmas and asks if any of these dating efforts should influence whether or not we, as Christians, ought to celebrate Christmas. Jim also answers listener email related to the orthodoxy of house churches.

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28
Nov
PCM Podcast 232 – Do We Need the Originals to Trust the Gospels?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Can we trust the gospels if we don’t have an original copy until the 4th Century? How can we build a circumstantial case for the reliability of Christianity if we don’t have the original copies of any of the Gospels? Also, are Jehovah’s Witnesses properly quoting the Early Church Fathers when they argue that the Father’s did not believe in the Trinity?

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22
Nov
PCM Podcast 231 – Is Extraordinary Evidence Needed to Prove God’s Existence?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Skeptics sometimes argue that an extraordinary claim (like the existence of God) requires extraordinary evidence. Is this true? In this episode of the PCM Podcast, we present an excerpt from Jim’s guest host appearance at Stand to Reason Radio. Jim talks with Al Serrato about the need for extraordinary evidence and they respond to a challenge offered by an atheist who calls the show.

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14
Nov
PCM Podcast 230 – Why I’m Not a Jehovah’s Witness
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Is the Jehovah’s Witness worldview true? What are the basic and important claims of all worldviews? Does the character of the founder matter when trying to determine if a worldview is true? What can we learn about discerning truth from an examination of the claims of Jehovah’s Witnesses? In this podcast, Jim answers listener email and examines the process through which he came to reject the claims of the Watch Tower Society.

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7
Nov
PCM Podcast 229 – Is Mormonism Polytheistic?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Joseph Smith changed his ideas about God as he grew older, starting as a monotheist, moving through “binitarian” monotheism and eventually dying as a polytheist. What does the nature of Smith’s theological evolution tell us about the truth claims of Mormonism? Also, Jim reads from a recent issue of Salvo and discusses the atheism that is prevalent on University campuses.

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30
Oct
PCM Podcast 228 – The Gospels, Hearsay Evidence, Corroboration and Reliability
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Are the Gospels reliable enough to be considered as evidence? If they would not be admitted into court (under objections that they are “Hearsay” documents), do they really have any evidential value? In this episode, Jim examines the qualifications of the gospels, the nature of courtroom evidence, the requirements of history and the reliability of the New Testament eyewitnesses.

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24
Oct
PCM Podcast 227 – Why Do They Hate Tim Tebow?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the PCM Podcast, Jim looks at the birth narrative of Jesus and examines the historical objections that are leveled by skeptics. Jim also takes a look at some of the articles that have been written recently about Tim Tebow and examines why Christians are so interested in the quarterback of the Denver Broncos.

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16
Oct
PCM Podcast 226 – Have Important Books Been Removed from the New Testament?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Have important ancient letters been removed from the New Testament Canon? If our current Bible is “smaller” than the Bible of the Church Fathers, how can we trust that we know the truth? Also, Jim addresses email related to Mormonism and his comments last week regarding to the use of the word, “cult”.

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10
Oct
PCM Podcast 225 – Should We Use the Word “Cult” to Describe Mormonism?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim examines the recent comments of Pastor Robert Jeffress who recently described Mormonism as a “cult”. Has this word lost its meaning in our culture? Is there some other way to effectively share our concerns about the distinctions between Christianity and Mormonism? Also, Jim looks at the claim that Hitler was a Christian. Can this be supported by history? What implications does Hitler’s view of Jesus have on our examination of those who claim to be Christians?

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3
Oct
PCM Podcast 224 – Six Reasons Why Young People Are Leaving the Church
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the PCM Podcast, Jim comments on Sean McDowell’s recent review of David Kinnaman’s book entitled, “You Lost Me”. Kinnaman identified six reasons why young people are walking away from Christianity and these six points provide a foundation for those of us who want to reach the next generation for Christ. Jim also comments on Dennis Prager’s recent article, “Why Young Americans Can’t Think Morally,” and answers listener email related to science in the Bible.

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26
Sep
PCM Podcast 223 – How Can a Pro-Life Christian Support the Death Penalty?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Are we inconsistent as Christians when we argue for the sanctity of life and oppose abortion, yet support the death penalty? Jim answers this question and addresses listener email related to the presence of the miraculous in the gospels. Jim also offers a strategy for defending Christianity when non-believers equate it with Islam and accuse both religions of promoting terrible violence.

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19
Sep
PCM Podcast 222 – Should Cities Allow Christians to Gather in Homes?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim answers listener email this week and reads an article about a local city’s effort to require a small group Bible study to obtain a permit prior to being able to meet in a home. Jim also addresses several atheist objections related to the morality of God, the relationship between faith and reason, and the reliability of the Bible.

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12
Sep
PCM Podcast 221 – What About All Those Evil Christians?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

If Christianity is true and virtuous, how can someone like Adolph Hitler call himself a “Christian”? How can there be so many radical Christian militia groups? Do people like Hitler and groups like these demonstrate that Christianity is just another mistaken worldview? Jim answers these questions and listener email related to the supernatural nature of the Bible and archeological evidence for the Exodus.

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6
Sep
PCM Podcast 220 – Why Can’t Christians Agree?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

If the Christian God is the one true God, why is all of Christianity divided into so many denominations? In this podcast, Jim examines the “Problem of Christian Denominationalism” and answers listener email related to the topic. In addition, Jim reads and discusses Timothy Williamson’s opinion piece in the New York Times, entitled “What is Naturalism?” Can an investigation be in the “spirit of science” without employing the scientific method?

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29
Aug
PCM Podcast 219 – Asking Candidates Tougher Questions About Faith
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the challenge offered by Bill Keller in his New York Times Article, “Asking Candidates Tougher Questions About Faith”. Keller’s challenge to political candidates is also an important test for those of us who want to be good ambassadors for Jesus.

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22
Aug
PCM Podcast 218 – Slippery Slopes, Same Sex Marriage and Moral Transcendence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim further explores the issue of same sex marriage in response to recent news headlines. Is there a logical slippery slope that begins as we redefine marriage? Why can’t society define marriage any way it wants? Can culture provide us with transcendent moral laws?  

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16
Aug
PCM Podcast 217 – Politics, Conservatism and Next Year’s Litmus Test
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email and talks about the hot topic issue of same sex marriage as related to politics and conservatism. Jim also discusses the fate of children who are too young to understand the Gospel, the appropriate age for baptism, and the possibility that the Resurrection of Jesus was simply a legend.

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9
Aug
PCM Podcast 216 – How Could God Allow So Many Unborn Babies to Die?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to a variety of listener emails, including a response to the atheist objection that a loving God would never allow the premature death of 350 billion unborn humans. In addition, Jim talks a bit about Bayesian Inferences, the best questions to ask atheists, and how you can know when a decision is “beyond a reasonable doubt”.

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1
Aug
PCM Podcast 215 – Are There ANY Moral Absolutes?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to listener email questioning the existence of a single moral absolute and the claim that moral absolutes are not described in the Bible. In addition, Jim responds to the assertion that the Early Church Fathers had a larger New Testament than we have today and the problem of miraculous embellishment in the Gospels. Finally, Jim responds to the concern that he has manipulated the PCM audience with an inaccurate definition of “evidence”.

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23
Jul
PCM Podcast 214 – Evidential Sufficiency (When Enough is Enough)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds listener email questioning the adequacy of circumstantial evidence. Can we really trust circumstantial evidence or must we also have direct evidence to determine the truth of a matter? How does this apply to defending the Christian Worldview? When do we know we have enough evidence to make a decision? Jim examines the Casey Anthony trial (one more time) in an effort to understand “evidential sufficiency”.

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19
Jul
PCM Podcast 213 – The Controlling Nature of Christianity and Listener Email
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to the claim that Christianity is simply a worldview that was designed to control people (a claim offered at a recent Q and A session). In addition, Jim responds to two emails from atheists and discusses the expectation of Christian transformation and the appropriateness of Christian tattoos.

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12
Jul
PCM Podcast 212 – Casey Anthony, Circumstantial Evidence and Apologetics
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim and Al discuss the recent Casey Anthony verdict and apply some of the basic principles of evidence to the discipline of Christian case making (apologetics). What can we learn from the trial and how can these lessons be applied to our own efforts to share the truth of the Christian Worldview?

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6
Jul
PCM Podcast 211 – Christian Judgmentalism and Intolerance
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the cultural definition of tolerance and responds to the objection that Christians are intolerant and judgmental. Jim also responds to listener email related to presuppositional apologetics, Christian ‘hypocrisy’ and approaches to teaching apologetics in the Church.

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28
Jun
PCM Podcast 210 – The Power of Circumstantial Evidence and the Case for Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim describes the power and reliability of circumstantial evidence in making a case for the Christian Worldview. Drawing on examples from his work as a Cold Case Detective, Jim explains the cumulative power of circumstantial evidence. He also answers listener email related to the archaeological evidence for the Exodus, the nature of human conception related to the issue of abortion, the problem of evil and the importance of character.

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23
Jun
PCM Podcast 209 – Christian Hypocrisy and Biblical Forgiveness
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines Christian “hypocrisy” and the proper definition of Biblical forgiveness as he reflects on his experience in Cold Case murder trials. How are we to respond when people claim that Christians are hypocrites? Are Christians called to forgive those who have victimized them, even when the offenders are unrepentant?

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13
Jun
PCM Podcast 208 – 4th Anniversay Special (Atheist Roleplaying)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim celebrates the 4 year anniversary of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast by airing an Atheist Roleplaying session conducted this week as part of a training session for a missions group heading to the UK Creation Fest in August. Jimmy sat in and posed as an atheist to help the students realize their need for apologetics training.

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6
Jun
PCM Podcast 207 – Irresistible Grace, Free Will and the Problem of Hell
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the Calvinist TULIP paradigm and focuses on the notion of irresistible Grace. Does this theological concept eliminate human free will? If irresistible grace is true, how can God justly allow humans to suffer in Hell when it is within his power to change their nature and, therefore, their choices?

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1
Jun
PCM Podcast 206 – False Prophets and Teachers (in light of Harold Camping)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim considers an appropriate response to false teachers and prophets in light of the Harold Camping episode (from his radio interview with John and Kathy from WORD FM). He also answers listener email related to irresistible grace and our duty to examine other theistic worldviews.

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24
May
PCM Podcast 205 – A Post Rapture Email Podcast
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim addresses the false prophecy of Harold Camping and answers a number of listener emails related to numerology and hidden codes in the Bible, Ray Comfort and the Way of the Master Ministry, Calvinism and election, and the reliability of the Gospels as eyewitness accounts.

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15
May
PCM Podcast 204 – A Loving God Would Save Everyone
- by J. Warner Wallace -

A Loving God would love all of His creation, right? Wouldn’t He make sure that everyone goes to Heaven (regardless of what they might believe in this life)? A loving God would never limit Heaven to a select few and allow billions of people to suffer in Hell, would He? Jim responds to these objections and answers listener email related to Christian “essentials”, the appropriate response to fallen teachers and the nature of “debate” as it relates to Richard Dawkins and William Lane Craig.

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9
May
PCM Podcast 203 – A Loving God Would Reform Rather Than Punish
- by J. Warner Wallace -

If God is all-loving, why doesn’t he “reform” people rather than simply “punish” them in Hell? Skeptics sometimes argue that a God who simply punishes his children in Hell is a sadistic and vengeful God, unworthy of our worship. Jim responds to this objection and answers listener email related to the nature of “election”, the evidence for “annihilationism”, and a political quote related to same sex marriage.

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2
May
PCM Podcast 202 – Why Would God Send Good People to Hell?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Isn’t it unfair for God to penalize people who are otherwise good, just because they haven’t heard about Jesus? A good God would not send good people to Hell. Jim responds to this objection and answers listener email related to the Craig/Harris debate, pre-existing mythologies that are similar to Jesus, and the difficult, exclusive nature of “election”.

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25
Apr
PCM Podcast 201 – The Degrees of Punishment in Hell
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers the objection that God would send people like Gandhi to Hell (simply because they are not Christians) alongside people like Hitler (who have committed unspeakable atrocities). How can a reasonable and just God be the source of such inequitable punishment? Also Jim answers listener email related to the power of prayer, the importance of evidential apologetics and the grounding for objective morality.

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18
Apr
PCM Podcast 200 – Why Would a Loving God Create Hell in the First Place?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

A loving God would never create a place like Hell, would He? Any God that would send people to a place of punishment and torment is unloving by definition, right? In this podcast, Jim responds to these foundational objections to the existence of Hell. In addition, Jim comments on the Harris / Craig debate and answers listener email related to hearing God’s voice.

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11
Apr
PCM Podcast 199 – Defending the Existence of an Eternal Hell
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In the wake of Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins,” many people are beginning to question the nature and existence of Hell and how exactly God decides who must go there. For many, the idea that our temporal, finite sin on earth should deserve an eternal punishment of infinite torment in hell is ridiculously inequitable. Why would God torture infinitely those who have only sinned finitely?Jim addresses this objection and answers listener email.

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4
Apr
PCM Podcast 198 – Responding to the Problem of God’s “Deception”
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Is God a liar? Is He the source of deceptive spirits? In this episode, Jim answers the skeptic’s objection that Yahweh lies or uses deceptive spirits to deceive people in the Bible. Jim also discusses Multiverse Theory and answers listener email related to Christian exclusivity and religious pluralism.

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28
Mar
PCM Podcast 197 – Responding to the Problem of God’s Omnipotence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim answers the classic question, “Can God create a stone so heavy that he cannot lift it?” What does “omnipotence” mean from the Biblical perspective of the Christian Worldview and does the Bible have anything to say about the nature of God that might make sense of the paradox? Also, Jim answers listener email about King David, war in the Old Testament, the danger of false teachers, the nature of the world prior to the Fall and whether or not Hitler was a Christian.

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22
Mar
PCM Podcast 196 – If The Evidence for Christianity Is So Good, Why Isn’t Everyone a Believer?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim discusses a common objection of non-believers and examines three reasons why someone might reject a truth claim. Jim also addresses the Rob Bell controversy briefly and describes the most important question you can ask your atheist friend.

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14
Mar
PCM Podcast 195 – The Earthquake in Japan (Reflections on the Problem of Natural Evil)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim discusses the earthquake in Japan and considers a number of responses to the problem of natural evil presented by the event. In addition, Jim addresses the importance of ‘character’ in online discussions with atheists, and answers listener email related to the value and rights of animals.

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8
Mar
PCM Podcast 194 – How to Voice the Gospel
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode, Jim interviews James Boccardo, the author of an important new book, “Unsilenced – How to Voice the Gospel”. James discusses evangelism in a way that is inspiring and convicting as he describes an approach to apologetics that addresses the objections of non-believers in a direct, simple and powerful way. If you feel like you’re not doing enough to share your faith (and who doesn’t feel that way?), this book is foundational.

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28
Feb
PCM Podcast 193 – The Berkeley Missions Trip
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast, Jim reflects on his trip to UC Berkeley with Sean McDowell and Brett Kunkle. 30 Christian highschoolers considered the most pressing objections of atheists, talked with students on the campus and dialogued with atheist groups in Berkeley. Jim examines a few of the positions that were held by three speakers who addressed the group. Also, Jim reads listener email related to Adam and Eve and the difficulty one can have taking an ancient earth position.

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22
Feb
PCM Podcast 192 - The Story of Adam and Eve is a Primitive Fairytale
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Unbelievers sometimes point to the story of Adam and Eve as just another example of Christian mythmaking. Without evidence for the ancient existence of Adam and Eve, the idea that all humanity emerged from a single pair of humans is primitive and preposterous. But does the emerging science of “evolutionary genetics” contradict or support the Biblical claim? Also, Jim discusses Harold Camping’s “end of the world” predictions, the early models of church leadership, and the importance of ‘character’ in apologetics.

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14
Feb
PCM Podcast 191 - The Virgin Conception is Clearly Irrational
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Skeptics often argue that the Christian claim related to the “Virgin Conception” is so patently irrational and scientifically impossible that it disqualifies Christianity from any intelligent discourse. Is this true, or is there something else at the heart of the discussion that is contaminating a fair analysis to begin with?  Jim addresses this objection to Christianity and answers listener email related to the relationship between faith and “works” and related to the “inerrancy” of Scripture.

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7
Feb
PCM Podcast 190 - You’re Only A Christian Because You Were Raised In a Christian Environment
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Skeptics argue that Christians believe Christianity is true simply because they were raised in a Christian culture. If believers were raised in a Muslim culture (according to the skeptics), they would believe that Islam is true with the same passion and certainty they have for Christianity. Jim responds to this common objection and answers listener email related to the “hidden” nature of God, the pre-requisites of creation and dualism, and the evidence for a young earth.

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1
Feb
PCM Podcast 189 - You Can't Trust the Biased Gospels
- by J. Warner Wallace -

All the supposed eyewitnesses of the life of Jesus were Christians. Why should we trust them when they were clearly biased? Jim answers this atheist objection, discusses a tactic to energize the teaching of apologetics in the Church and responds once again to listener email about young earth creationism.

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25
Jan
PCM Podcast 188 - Why Is God So Hidden?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to an atheist objection related to the "hidden" nature of God. If God exists, why would he hide in the way that he apparently does? Why wouldn't God just come right out and make it obvious to everyone that He exists? Jim also answers listener email related to John Chapter 7, and responds to a listener who has doubts about the Genesis account and the age of the earth.

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18
Jan
PCM Podcast 187 - 30 Days (How Media Influences the Culture)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reviews two episodes of "30 Days" and talks about media efforts to influence people who hold a Christian Worldview. Jim plays a number of clips from the show and discusses the power that media has to advance pluralism and relativism in our culture.

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10
Jan
PCM Podcast 186 - Hipster Christianity (Interview with Brett McCracken)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim takes a short sick leave (he's down with the flu) as he airs a past interview with Brett McCracken. Jim did this interview a few weeks ago when he was guest hosting the Stand to Reason Radio Show. Brett talks about the impact that the desire to be "hip" (or "cool") has on the character of the Church. What happens to the nature of Christianity when we seek to make it hip? Brett also talked about the nature of worship.

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3
Jan
PCM Podcast 185 - The Top Ten Christian Trends of 2010 (and "Who Created God"?)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the common atheist objection: "Who Created God"? Is there a reasonable response to this question? In addition, Jim takes a look at the top 10 Christian Trends of 2010 as identified by Charisma Magazine.

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28
Dec
PCM Podcast 184 - The Eyewitness Gospels and the Chain of Custody
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines five historical "chains of custody", tracing the eyewitness accounts of John and Peter and the original writings of Paul and Luke through history from the eyewitnesses to their disciples. Do we have good reason to believe that the Gospels are eyewitness accounts that were written early and carefully transmitted through the centuries? Do the Gospels hold up as important pieces of evidence?

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20
Dec
PCM Podcast 183 - Six Disturbing Christian Trends
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines six disturbing trends identified by the Barna Group in 2010. What can we do about the fact that Christians seem to be less and less theologically literate, less "outreach oriented", less interested in spiritual principles and more and more influenced by post-modernism? Jim also answers listener email about evidence and secular entertainment.

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13
Dec
PCM Podcast 182 - Resident Evil (Responding to 5 Kinds of Evil)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this special edition of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast, Jim posts an audio of his recent teaching about the problem of evil. This impromptu Blackberry recording (complete with barking dogs and student interaction) documents a recent 2 hour training for the Berkeley Missions Trip involving over 30 high school students as they prepare to engage atheist scholars and students on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. Jim utilizes object lessons and media to teach about the problems of Moral, Natural, Bodily, Theistic and Christian evil.

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6
Dec
PCM Podcast 181 - What Is the Gift of Heaven?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim follows the "Roman Road" as we examine the nature of the Gospel of Grace. How can we use Paul's Letter to the Romans to articulate the Gospel to our atheist friends and the importance of Grace to our friends who hold "works based" theological ideas? Also, Jim addresses an email question related to free will and the sovereignty of God.

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30
Nov
PCM Podcast 180 - Harry Potter, God's Nature and Christian Pacifism
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to the nature of God (as derived from the arguments for God's existence), our Christian response to secular media and movies like Harry Potter, and the Biblical evidence for the use of deadly force.

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22
Nov
PCM Podcast 179 - Reasoning the Nature of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the nature of God from the arguments typically used to argue for God's existence. Do the four most common arguments for God's existence tell us anything about His nature? If God exists (as these arguments seem to indicate) what is He like? Also, Jim answers another atheistic claim that Jesus is merely a recreation of prior Egyptian mythologies.

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15
Nov
PCM Podcast 178 - The Burden of Proof, Truth, Gluttony, Pacifism and Atheist Pastors
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to Ayn Rand's claims related to the burden of proof, the nature of objective truth and the Christian Worldview, the manner in which the Church seems to promote gluttony, and reactions to the case for the Christian use of deadly force. In addition, Jim addresses a recent ABC.com story discussing two pastors who are atheists.

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8
Nov
PCM Podcast 177 - Radio Interviews About The Virgin Conception and Early Gospels
- by J. Warner Wallace -

This special edition podcast features two interviews with John and Kathy from WORDFM in Pittsburgh. Can you defend the virgin conception and the early dating of the Gospels in a conversational way? These two interviews may provide you with examples of how to make the case for an important Christian truth and how to defend the vital evidential nature of the Gospels.

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1
Nov
PCM Podcast 176 - Who is Jesus According to Others?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the way that major religious worldviews describe Jesus. Although they deny that Jesus is God, how do the world's religions describe Jesus? Why do they feel compelled to account for Jesus in the first place? Given that all major religions have a place for Jesus in their respective systems, shouldn't a true seeker examine what Christianity has to say about Jesus?

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25
Oct
PCM Podcast 175 - Welcome to College (An Interview with Jonathan Morrow)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim interviews Jonathan Morrow, author of "Welcome to College: A Christ Follower's Guide to the Journey". This book is perhaps the single best resource that parents and students can access to prepare themselves for the challenges of the secular university setting. Jim and Jonathan discuss some of the challenges that await all of us as the influence of the university continues to impact our culture.

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18
Oct
PCM Podcast 174 - Why Didn't Mary Recognize Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim takes time to review the four parallel accounts of Mary's interaction with Jesus in the garden following His Resurrection. Why didn't Mary recognize Him instantly? Is this a proof that the Resurrection is a fraud? How are we to read the parallel accounts to determine if they contain contradictions? Also, Jim answers a question about Paul's view of Baptizing the Dead, and another question about unanswered prayer.

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11
Oct
PCM Podcast 173 - Was Jesus Really Resurrected?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim the case for the Resurrection of Jesus utilizing the "minimal facts" advocated by Gary Habermas and employing abductive reasoning in a manner similar to the approach taken by homicide investigators. Is the Resurrection of Jesus the most reasonable explanation of the historical evidence?

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4
Oct
PCM Podcast 172 - The "Self-Fettered" Free Will of Man
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines human "free will" and compares "Libertarian" Free Will with "Compatibilist" Free Will. Are humans completely free to choose and do anything possible? How does human 'freedom' relate to God's 'election'? Also, Jim examines the latest Pew Research Poll related to the inability many Christians have in describing religious concepts, and Jim examines some of the media response to the Eddie Long scandal.

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26
Sep
PCM Podcast 171 - What Should We Expect If Jesus Really Lived?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the historical and cultural patterns that are created by true, historical "impact players". Does the life of Jesus reflect the historical pattern we should expect, and if so, does this help us to determine if Jesus really lived? Also, Jim answers listener email about war and Christian pacifism.

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20
Sep
PCM Podcast 170 - Is God Just a Human Invention? (Sean McDowell Interview)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim interviews Sean McDowell and discusses his new book (co-written with Jonathan Morrow), "Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists". Jim also discusses objections to the miraculous that were classically offered by David Hume and repeated by the "New Atheists" in recent books and articles.

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13
Sep
PCM Podcast 169 - The "Sure" Will of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to the sovereignty of God and the freedom of man. What does the Bible mean when it talks about the "will of God"? Jim also addresses a challenge from an atheist related to the reliability of the New Testament documents. Does Christianity fall completely due to the fact that we don't have a complete copy of the original New Testament texts?

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7
Sep
PCM Podcast 168 - What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus? (Part 3)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim finishes his examination of the ancient non-canonical writings by examining some of the better known (and more controversial) non-canonical texts. Jim looks at the Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Philip. What does the non-canonical tradition tell us about the true life of Jesus? Why would these writers twist the truth in the first place? Can we have confidence in the New Testament canon?

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30
Aug
PCM Podcast 167 - What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus? (Part 2)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues his examination of the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, Jim examines the Gospel of Basilides, the (Greek) Gospel of the Egyptians, the Gospel of Cerinthus, the Dialogue of the Saviour, the Gospel of Mary, the Trimorphic Protennoia, the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, the Apocryphon of John, the Gospel of the Savior, the Second Apocalypse of James, and the Gospel of Marcion.

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23
Aug
PCM Podcast 166 - What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus (Part 1)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim begins to examine the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. Are these documents alternate eyewitness accounts? Do they express the truth about Jesus, lost over the centuries? Are there any good reasons for us to trust what they have to say, and do they agree with the New Testament documents in any way?

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17
Aug
PCM Podcast 165 - Questions About the Nature of Jesus
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to the nature of Jesus. How are we to understand the relationship between Jesus' humanity and His divinity? If there were times when He failed to use His divine power, does this mean that He lacked the power of God? Also, how do we know that the Gospels we have today are the same as the Gospels written in the 1st century?

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9
Aug
PCM Podcast 164 - A Podcast for Chris Hitchens
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Jim takes a break from his series on the nature and historicity of Jesus to talk directly to Christopher Hitchens following Chris' article in Vanity Fair, "Topic of Cancer". This special edition of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast responds directly to Hitchens' comments about his own experience battling cancer, and offers the hope and reasonable perspective of the Christian Worldview.

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2
Aug
PCM Podcast 163 - Was Jesus Worshiped As God (and Did He Accept This Worship)?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

The first century Jews knew better than to place their worship or adoration in anything other than the God who created the Universe; to do so would be to break the first commandment of God. Yet it seems that those closest to Jesus were eager to worship Him as God. What impact does this have on our understanding of the nature of Jesus?

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27
Jul
PCM Podcast 162 - Does Jesus Possess the Nature of God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

If there is a God, it is reasonable to believe that this God would have a number of classic attributes, including omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence and omnibenevolence. Does Jesus possess these qualities? What do the reliable eyewitness accounts tell us about the nature of Jesus? Does He possess the nature of God?

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20
Jul
PCM Podcast 161 - Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Even non-believers will often admit that Jesus was among the finest moral teachers the world has ever known. But part of Jesus' teaching involved proclamations related to his identity as God Himself. While skeptics often maintain that Jesus never claimed to be God, the Biblical record indicates just the opposite. What did Jesus teach about his own identity? What does the evidence of Scripture tell us about this teaching? Why do orthodox Christians believe that Jesus was God incarnate?

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14
Jul
PCM Podcast 160 - Why We Can Trust What the Gospels Tell Us About Jesus
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the New Testament Gospels as eyewitness accounts. Can they be trusted? Is there any criteria that can be used to determine their reliability? What can we learn from the way in which juries evaluate eyewitnesses in courts across America every day? Jim examines the legal criteria for reliable eyewitnesses and then demonstrates how the Gospel accounts meet the standard.

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5
Jul
PCM Podcast 159 - The Ebla Tablets, Moral Grounding, Ergun Caner and the Virgin Birth
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to a number of listener emails. Do the Ebla Tablets truly verify the Old Testament? Can cultural evolution explain the existence of moral truth? Is there a reasonable explanation for Mary's inability to immediately identify Jesus at the tomb? Does Isaiah use a Hebrew word that means "virgin" or simply "young woman", and does it really matter? How should we respond to the recent demotion of Ergun Caner at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary?

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29
Jun
PCM Podcast 158 - Reflections on Missions, Evangelism, Epistemology and Evidence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim reflects on his recent trip to Manti, Utah to share the Gospel of Grace with members of the LDS Church. What role does evidence and epistemology play in sharing the truth about God? Why does evidence matter, and how does God intend us to use evidence to understand the truth about Him? What are the differences between Christianity and Mormonism that might motivate us to share the Gospel with them in the first place? Jim and Jimmy discuss these issues and more on this edition of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast.

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19
Jun
PCM Podcast 157 - Is the "Virgin Conception" True (and Can It Be Defended)?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim takes a thorough look at objections to the essential Christian claim that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary. Is the "virgin conception" a ridiculous claim that defies reason and is unsupported by the historical record? Can the claim stand up to the objections of non-believers? Why does the "virgin conception" matter in the first place?

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15
Jun
PCM Podcast 156 - The PleaseConvinceMe Third Anniversary Podcast
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim celebrates three years of weekly podcasts with a conversation involving his college-aged sons. What are the challenges that are waiting for Christians in the University setting? What challenge does naturalism present to Christian students who are studying the sciences? What are the moral challenges that face young Christians in the secular university setting, and how can they respond? Jim discusses the university life with Jimmy and David as they try to provide a snapshot of what's waiting for our kids.

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7
Jun
PCM Podcast 155 - Five Principles to Respond to Claims That Jesus is a Copy-Cat
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim again examines the claim that Jesus is simply a fictional reiteration of prior copy-cat mythologies and offers five basic principles necessary to examine the claims fairly. Jim then applies these five principles to a common atheist assertion that Psalm 23 is simply a copy of a Hymn to Osiris. In addition, Jim discusses the nature of eyewitness testimony related to the life of Jesus in response to an email from a non-believer.

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1
Jun
PCM Podcast 154 - Evaluating the Gospels Like Jurors Evaluate Eyewitnesses
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the instructions currently offered to jurors as they examine eyewitnesses in criminal trials. Can these same instructions be applied to the Gospels as we examine them as eyewitness accounts of the life of Jesus? If so, what four principles should we apply to our examination of the Gospels? Do the Gospels "hold up" when compared to contemporary accounts of Jesus from ancient, hostile gentile and Jewish eyewitnesses? Click Here for More Info and Direct Download Link

24
May
PCM Podcast 153 - A Forensic Approach to the Issue of Abortion
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to a variety of topics, including the issue of abortion. What exactly is it that we are dealing with in the womb? Is it a human being or something else? Is there something we can learn from criminal investigations and jury trials that might help us to think properly about the nature of the embryo? Jim also addresses the concerns of an atheist related to the early dating of the Gospels. Click Here for More Info and Direct Download Link

16
May
PCM Podcast 152 - A Snapshot of the Next Generation of Christian Believers
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim interviews Brett Kunkle, the Student Impact Director from "Stand to Reason", in an effort to get a "snapshot" of youth ministries across the country and of the challenges that face young Christians. What is the biggest challenge facing the next generation of believers? How is the Church doing in responding to the challenge? What more can be done to guard the truth that has been entrusted to us?

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10
May
PCM Podcast 151 - Are There Early Eyewitness Accounts of the Life of Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Critics often claim that Jesus never really lived and that the Gospels were written centuries after his "supposed" life. These same critics claim that the Gospels are mythologies that appear late in history rather than eyewitness testimonies that first appeared within the lifetimes of eyewitnesses. Did the Gospels appear early enough to have been written by eyewitnesses? In this podcast, Jim examines the textual and historical evidence for the dating of the Gospels in an effort to establish whether or not we should trust what they say about Jesus.

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3
May
PCM Podcast 150 - Answering Objections to the Problem of Unanswered Prayer
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim responds to the challenge of unanswered prayer. If the Christian God exists, why doesn't he consistently answer the prayers of his followers? The prayers of devout, deserving Christians go unanswered every day. Are these unanswered prayers evidence that the Christian God simply does not exist? What does the Bible teach about the nature of prayer? Are there some prayers that God simply will not answer? Jim offers a filter by which we can determine if God has actually answered a prayer, and a response to atheistic criticism.

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26
Apr
PCM Podcast 149 - Is Jesus Simply a "Copy Cat" of Horus or Osiris?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues his series on the historicity and nature of Jesus Christ. Critics claim that Jesus is simply a re-telling of prior "dying savior" mythologies, copying many mythological characteristics related to birth stories, miraculous activities and other details. Critics often claim that Jesus shares a number of similarities with Horus and Osiris from Egyptian mythology. But is this true, and if it is true, is there any reasonable explanation? Jim also answers listener email related to the value of debates and the temptation toward "apologetics arrogance".

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19
Apr
PCM Podcast 148 - Is Jesus Simply a "Copy Cat" of Mithras?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim begins a series on the historicity and nature of Jesus Christ. Before we can even look at who Jesus claimed to "be", we need to make sure He existed in the first place! Critics claim that Jesus is simply a re-telling of the Mithras mythology, copying Mithras' virgin birth, death and resurrection and many other similar details. But is Jesus truly this similar to Mithras? Is it reasonable to expect ancient seekers to create a God that is similar to the true God of the universe?

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12
Apr
PCM Podcast 147 - Apologetics in the House Church Setting
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim records a portion of a weekly apologetics house church meeting in an effort to help people understand how apologetics can be taught and embraced by the local church community. Utilizing two PCM listener emails (related to Catholicism and Bible "contradictions"), members of the church engage and examine what they believe. This "eavesdropping" session may give you a better idea of what an apologetics based house church sounds like!

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6
Apr
PCM Podcast 146 - The Nature of Church, The Nature of God's Voice, The Nature of Truth
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email addressing important issues and challenges to Christianity.  Is there a broader explanation for the exodus of young people from the Church? Can the challenges facing the Church be addressed in the current form of the American "Churchianity"? How do we know when we've heard God's voice and why do atheists think we're crazy when we claim to have heard from God? Is it possible to be a Christ Follower without believing any of Christianity's exclusive claims about the nature of God and truth in general?

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29
Mar
PCM Podcast 145 - A Triune Approach to Curing What Ails the Church
- by J. Warner Wallace -

While many of us describe ourselves as Christians, few of us are able to articulate Christian Orthodoxy. Fewer and fewer Christians are Biblically literate and many Christians hold non-Biblical ideas about the nature of God, Jesus and Salvation. To make matter worse, most young Christians will walk away from Christianity in their college years and the Church is often more concerned about itself than the community around it. In this podcast, Jim describes a three-pronged approach to "Church life" that may help solve some of these problems.

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23
Mar
PCM Podcast 144 - A Christian Perspective Regarding the Recently Passed Health Care Bill
- by J. Warner Wallace -

As Christians, should we support legislation such as the recently passed Health Care Reform Bill? Are there any over-arching Christian principles that should be considered when we examine legislation of this nature? In this podcast, Jim examines five Christian principles that can help us to filter legislative ideas through a Christian Worldview. Jim also answers an email about the Milgram Experiment, and an email about the difficulty we sometimes have trying to obey God's command to honor our father and mother.

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15
Mar
PCM Podcast 143 - Theism is the Best Explanation (Part 2)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim completes a two part series in abductive reasoning as he examines five additional pieces of evidence in the universe. The process of abduction can help us to make sense of the evidence as we compare the explanations that are offered by philosophical naturalism and theism. Which system best accounts for what we see in the universe and in our own lives? Jim also answers listener email about the nature of evidence and the reliability of the scripture.

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8
Mar
PCM Podcast 142 - Theism is the Best Explanation (Part 1)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim begins a two part series in abductive reasoning as he examines the first five (of ten) pieces of evidence in the universe and evaluates the explanatory power of philosophical naturalism versus that of theism. Jim also answers listener email and discusses the role that empiricism and authority play in determining truth.

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2
Mar
PCM Podcast 141 - An Interview with Sean McDowell
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim interviews apologist, author and national conference speaker Sean McDowell about his recent debate with Jim Corbett, "Is God the Best Explanation for Moral Values?" What role does preparation play in the life of Christians? How are we to conduct ourselves when our opposition is less than kind, and what strategies can we employ to reflect the compassion of Jesus while affirming the truth of God? Are debates a constructive way to proclaim the truth of the Christian Worldview?

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22
Feb
PCM Podcast 140 - Answering Two Atheist Objections
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim answers listener email and responds to two atheist objections. Most skeptics cite either the problem of evil or the unlikely occurrence of the resurrection in an effort to invalidate theism and the Christian Worldview. Why would God create our world in the first place if he could simply have ushered us directly into heaven and avoided all the pain and suffering? How do we account for those episodes in the scripture in which Jesus' followers seem to have trouble identifying him after the resurrection? Is this evidence that the resurrection was a fraud?

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15
Feb
PCM Podcast 139 - The Divinely Unifying Message of the Bible
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim finishes his series on the reliability of the Bible by examining the unifying theme of the Bible. How does the Bible answer the three most important questions related to "worldview"? Is there a single message that spans the Old and New Testament? Does the unity of the Biblical message provide us with any evidence related to the origin of the Bible?

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9
Feb
PCM Podcast 138 - Drew Brees, Tim Tebow and High Profile Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim detours yet again into the popular culture to look at two Christian athletes and their role as Christian Ambassadors. Drew Brees and Tim Tebow have garnered a broad stage from which to proclaim the truth of the Christian Worldview. How are they doing? Is there anything that we can learn from their successes or their challenges? Has this Super Bowl given us an opportunity to talk about important issues with our friends and family? If so, how can we best take advantage of the opportunity?

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1
Feb
PCM Podcast 137 - What is the Middle Knowledge of God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim takes a one week break from his series on the reliability of the Bible to answer some listener email and talk about recent events. Jim describes his recent appearance at a local men's ministry event, and talks about the role of men in the church and the hunger that young people have for apologetics. Jim then discusses the newest PCM TV video on YouTube and concerns related to the concept of God's "middle" knowledge. Finally Jim discusses his upcoming radio interview related to the Tim Tebow SuperBowl commercial.

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25
Jan
PCM Podcast 136 - Does the Bible Foreshadow Scientific Discoveries?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues his series on the reliability of the Bible by examining surprising Biblical passages that describe scientific truths that were not discovered for hundreds (or thousands) of years. Is the Bible scientifically accurate? Is scientific accuracy important in the first place? Can we have confidence in the Bible based on its descriptions of scientific truth?

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18
Jan
PCM Podcast 135 - Has the New Testament Been Verified Archaeologically?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues his series on the reliability of the Bible. Is there any external corroboration of the New Testament Biblical account? Has archeology helped to quiet the objections of skeptics? How does the New Testament measure up against the evidence from archaeology? Jim also answers listener email regarding the nature of the evidential case for the Christian Worldview.

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10
Jan
PCM Podcast 134 - Has the Old Testament Been Verifed Archaeologically?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines recent archaeological discoveries that have confirmed the reliability of the Old Testament. What role does archaeological confirmation play in establishing the reliability of the Bible? How does archaeology contribute to the cumulative circumstantial case for the reliability of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures?

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4
Jan
PCM Podcast 133 - Does the Old Testament Contain Fulfilled Prophecy?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines several bold non-Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament in addition to one very important prophecy about the coming Messiah. Does the large number of fulfilled prophecies in the Old Testament tell us something about the nature of the Biblical Scripture? How do these prophecies fit into the circumstantial case for the reliability of the Bible?

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28
Dec
PCM Podcast 132 - What is the Role Between Faith and Works?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this post Christmas podcast, Jim answers listener email and addresses the role between faith and works? What's the danger in adding good works to the salvation equation? In addition, Jim further addresses the role that Christianity has played in shaping our culture, the existence of textual variations in the scriptures and the worldview contained within the movie "Avatar".

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21
Dec
PCM Podcast 131 - Does the New Testament Contain Fulfilled Prophecy?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the role that fulfilled prophecy plays in confirming the reliability of the New Testament. In addition to the accurate prophecies uttered by Jesus himself, there are hundreds of Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled by the birth, life, death and burial of Jesus, the Messiah. Jim also discusses the theistic beliefs of America's founding fathers in response to listener email.

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14
Dec
PCM Podcast 130 - What Would Our World Be Like Without Faith?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim 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 ways that are often taken for granted and our country was founded in Christian principles held by theistic believers. Jim describes four central Christian beliefs that have helped to shape our society in a positive way as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

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7
Dec
PCM Podcast 129 - Has the New Testament Been Faithfully Transmitted?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues examining the reliability of the Bible by studying the manner in which the New Testament was collected and canonized. Can we trust that the New Testament we have today is the same New Testament that first century believers had? How was the New Testament collected? What was the standard used to decide if a text should be included in the canon? Doe the New Testament contain errors of transmission? Do these errors compromise the text? Jim also talks about the difference between dialogue and debate and discusses the recent headlines related to Tiger Woods. Click Here for More Info and Direct Download Link

29
Nov
PCM Podcast 128 - Has the Old Testament Been Faithfully Transmitted?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim begins a new series examining the reliability of the Bible. Can we trust that the Old Testament we have today is the same Old Testament that Jesus referred to? How was the Old Testament scripture transmitted over time? Does it contain error? Can it be trusted? How do we know that the ancient Jews were studying the same text we study today? Jim examines the transmission and canonization of the Old Testament in this first podcast in our new series.

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22
Nov
PCM Podcast 127 - The Truth About the Origin of Thanksgiving
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim examines the American holiday of Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving has become a secular holiday for most Americans, its origins are distinctly Christian. Thanksgiving Day was not established to give us an opportunity to thank our government, our forefathers or even our good fortune. It was, and always has been, a day set aside to thank the God of the Bible. Jim also answers listener email related to Oneness Pentecostals and the relationship between God's sovereignty and man's free will.

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17
Nov
PCM Podcast 126 - What Does the Evidence Reveal About Mormonism? (Part 2)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim finishes his short, two part series examining the evidence related to Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Is the Book of Mormon truly what it claims to be? Is there any internal evidence that can help us determine the truth of the matter? What does the cumulative circumstantial and direct physical evidence conclude about the Book of Mormon and Mormonism in general? Does Christianity suffer in a similar way when examined critically?

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10
Nov
PCM Podcast 125 - What Does the Evidence Reveal About Mormonism?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim begins a short, two part series that examines the evidence related to Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Mormonism hinges on the truth about Smith and the text he claimed to be a second testament of Jesus Christ. What does the evidence tell us about Smith and the text? Does Christianity stand up to the same sort of evidential scrutiny? Click Here for More Info and Direct Download Link

2
Nov
PCM Podcast 124 - What Is the Difference Between A Natural Talent and A Spiritual Gift?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim tackles the issue of “Spiritual Gifts” and distinguishes the difference between such gifts and the natural talents that all of us possess. Why do Christians sometimes describe what appear to be natural talents as “Spiritual Gifts”? Are they just attributing to God what is actually simply a matter of genetics and environment? Jim also answers listener email related to the Trinity and to the power of circumstantial evidence.

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26
Oct
PCM Podcast 123 - How Does the Gospel Change Our World?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim continues answering listener email and addresses the nature of the Gospel Message. Is the purpose of the Gospel to transform and restore the planet, or is the purpose of the Gospel to rescues fallen individuals? Are these two goals and consequences of the Gospel Message mutually exclusive? Jim also discusses the importance of rationality in the Christian life, the monetization of apologetics efforts, moral grounding and ethics training, and the distinct and unique nature of the Christian Worldview.

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19
Oct
PCM Podcast 122 - What’s So Unique About Christianity?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, Jim begins by talking about the unique nature of Christianity then continues responding to listener email by addressing several topics, including: a brief response and observation related to the Baha’i faith, a discussion of the importance of keeping the Sabbath, a review of the relationship between the documents of the early church fathers and the nature of the church, and the value of understanding the nature of Christian Dualism.

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11
Oct
PCM Podcast 121 - How Were People Saved Before Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, 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 murders. Does the Old Testament require us to stop the murdering of the unborn by murdering the doctors who are performing abortions? Are abortionist murders permissible in light of the Old Testament Law? How are we to reconcile the tension between what we believe and what the law of the land permits?

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5
Oct
PCM Podcast 120 - What Is the Essential Truth About the Church?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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 us to help us live as a community of God? In this final podcast in a series examining Christian “essentials”, Jim discusses the essential doctrinal truths related to the “Communion of Saints”.

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27
Sep
PCM Podcast 119 - What Is the Essential Truth About the Holy Spirit?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

What does the Bible teach about the Holy Spirit? Are there certain non-negotiable essentials that all of us, as Christians, must believe about the Holy Spirit in order to call ourselves Christians? Why does it even matter what we believe about the Holy Spirit? What difference does a proper understanding of the Spirit make in our daily lives as Christians? In this podcast, Jim discusses the essential doctrinal truths related to the Holy Spirit as part of his continuing series on Christian Essentials.

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20
Sep
PCM Podcast 118 - Becoming a Christian "Case Maker" (Part Two)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Can we learn something, as Christians, from the attorneys who present cases in courts across America? What principles of presentation can we employ to become better Christian "Case Makers"? In this podcast, Jim examines the approach of trial attorneys and describes simple presentation principles from over 20 years in Law Enforcement. These principles will help you to become and better Christian thinker, communicator and "Case Maker".

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13
Sep
PCM Podcast 117 - Becoming a Christian “Case Maker” (Part One)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Do all of us, as Christians, have a responsibility to be good apologists for our faith? If so, what does that look like? What does it mean to be a Christian “Case Maker”? In this podcast, Jim reviews some simple investigative principles from over 20 years in Law Enforcement to help you become a better Christian thinker, investigator and “Case Maker”.

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7
Sep
PCM Podcast 116 - What Does It Mean to Be a “Responsive Christian”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

Why do some of us call ourselves “Evangelical Christians”? Is evangelism an important part of what it means to be a Christian? Are all of us called to be evangelists? What if we aren’t gifted in that way? What role should “apologetics” play in the life of the Christian? Must we all be “apologists” if we want to call ourselves “Christians”? Why should we adopt a new definition and become “Responsive Christians”?

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