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22
Jun
Do Christians Believe Simply Because They Were Raised In A Christian Environment?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner responds to a common atheistic claim: 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. J. Warner responds to this common objection and answers listener email related to the “hidden” nature of God, the prerequisites of creation and dualism.

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15
Jun
The Case for Christianity - J. Warner Wallace on the Called2Action Radio Show
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, J. Warner talks with Steve Noble from Called2Action Radio about the cumulative case for Christianity from the perspective of a cold-case homicide detective. This broadcast was originally aired on the Called2Action Radio Show; be sure to download their podcast.

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8
Jun
Why It’s Important to Test Yourself As A Christian
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner presents a strategy to equip Christians to defend the truth of the Christian worldview. The “Training” model he describes in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith begins with a test. Are you ready to defend what you believe as a Christian? Have you tested yourself? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   

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1
Jun
Stop Teaching Young Christians
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner presents a strategy to equip young Christians to defend the truth of the Christian worldview. J. Warner presents the training model described more fully in his book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. What is the differences between “teaching” and “training”? Why should we abandon the teaching model in favor of more intentional training? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   

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25
May
Answering Objections to Developing an Evidential Faith
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner responds to three common objections to “evidentialism,” the approach toward Christian belief that he describes in his book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Why should we use the word “faith” if belief is actually the most reasonable inference from evidence? Why should Christian s make the case to others if God is in control and is ultimately the reason why anyone believes? J. Warner answers these objections and more. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   

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18
May
J. Warner Wallace Discussing Forensic Faith with Hank Hanegraaff
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In podcast, J. Warner talks with Hank Hanegraaff (the Bible Answer Man) of the Christian Research Institute about his J. Warner’s book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. J. Warner and Hank discuss the need for an evidential approach to the Christian faith, and the difference such an approach makes in the lives of Christians today. This broadcast was originally aired on the Bible Answer Man Broadcast; be sure to download their podcast. If you appreciate the great work of the Christian Research Institute, please support this important ministry by purchasing Forensic Faith as part of their ministry premium offer.

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11
May
Talking About Forensic Faith with Susie Larson
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In podcast, J. Warner talks with Susie Larson about his new book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Is there really evidence to prove the claims of Christianity? We often fall into the trap of relying too heavily on the experience of faith when there is a plethora of evidence to back up what we believe. This conversation first aired on the Live the Promise with Susie Larson Radio Show.

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4
May
Accepting Our Duty As Christians
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of becoming a Christian Case Maker. In fact, Christians have a duty to understand and make the case for the truth of the Christian worldview. Why is this the case? How should our duty as Christians shape the way we live? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   

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27
Apr
The Rich Robust Evidential History of Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner traces the rich evidential history of Christianity. Unlike other theistic worldviews, Christianity is grounded in the historical events of the first century. As a result, the Christian worldview can be tested unlike any other. But why are so few Christians ready or able to make an evidential defense? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   

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20
Apr
The Importance of Developing a Forensic Faith
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner introduces the concept of “forensic faith,” based on his new book (releasing May 1st, 2017). What does it mean to possess a forensic faith and why is it so important? How can this form of belief and Christian faith change your life? Be sure to check out Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith and the accompanying curriculum.   

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13
Apr
Did God Return to the “Crime Scene”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In podcast, J. Warner talks with Dr. Khaldoun A. Sweis from Logically Faithful. Together they examine the evidence for God in the universe and the need for Chirstian Case Making in a skeptical culture. This conversation first aired on the Logically Faithful Podcast. Be sure to subscribe.

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6
Apr
Was Jesus Offensive? (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In podcast, J. Warner talks with Dr. Frank Turek from CrossExamined Radio. Together they examine the way in which Jesus engaged His culture. Did Jesus set an example of pacifism? Was He ever confrontational? How should we, as Christians, respond to our culture? This conversation was first aired on CrossExamined with Frank Turek on American Family Radio network. Be sure to subscribe to Dr. Turek’s radio show and podcast to hear more.

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30
Mar
Why Didn't Mary Recognize Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner 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 and determine what is true?

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23
Mar
What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus - Part 3
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner finishes his examination of the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, J. Warner examines some of the better known (and more controversial) non-canonical texts: 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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16
Mar
What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus - Part 2
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner continues to examine the ancient non-canonical writings to see what they say about Jesus. In this episode, J. Warner 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. 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 accept what they say about Jesus? Is there anything TRUE we can learn from them?

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9
Mar
What Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Say About Jesus - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner 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 accept what they say about Jesus? Is there anything TRUE we can learn from them?

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2
Mar
Christian Case Making from a Law Enforcement Perspective
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this interview recorded with Jonathan Parker of the Watch Your Six law enforcement podcast, J. Warner talks about his career in law enforcement and the role that police officers play in the Christian and secular culture. Visit Jonathan’s page for this podcast, or subscribe to his podcast on iTunes.

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23
Feb
Are Theists the Only People Who Have the “Burden of Proof”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses a common claim of atheists: Theists are the only people who have a “burden of proof”. According to many non-believers, theists who believe in the existence of an invisible God hold the singular responsibility for defending what they believe. But is this true? J. Warner explains why everyone has an equal burden of proof to account for what we experience in the universe.  

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16
Feb
Why Is God So Hidden?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses a common objection to God’s existence: If God exists, why doesn’t He make His existence more obvious? Why are there times when God seems completely absent? J. Warner provides several good reasons why God might remain silent or elusive in order to accomplish a greater good, and J. Warner provides an analogy to help explain why God may seem “hidden”.

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9
Feb
Should Christians Judge Others?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses an often-misunderstood verse of Scripture: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Does this verse preclude us from making any judgment of behavior in our culture? How is this verse used to silence Christians?

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2
Feb
Are There Good Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this audio recorded at Brentwood Academy, J. Warner teaches students about “abductive reasoning” and applies this form of thinking to the case of the Resurrection of Jesus. J. Warner offers seven possible explanations for the evidence surrounding the Resurrection, and then briefly investigates four of these explanations to see if they are reasonable. This presentation is excerpted from J. Warner’s longer talk on the issue and the material in Cold-Case Christianity and ALIVE.

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26
Jan
Was Jesus Worshiped As God, and Did He Accept This Worship?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus by investigating the way his disciples treated him. Did the disciples of Jesus worship Him as God? Can a case be made from the New Testament accounts? If Jesus was worshiped in this way, what does this mean, given the culture and religious beliefs of the time? 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.

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19
Jan
Does Jesus Possess the Nature of God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. If there is a God, it is reasonable to believe that this God would have several 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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12
Jan
Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. 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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5
Jan
Maintaining Our Christian Priorities In An Ever-Changing Culture
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of making the case for the reliability of the Bible, even when we are tempted to jump into arguments related to culture, politics or current events. Why is the case for the Bible more important than any other discussion we might have? J. Warner also discusses the important role of fathers in the culture and the Biblical calling of fatherhood. What role does fatherhood play in stabilizing our future?

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29
Dec
Why People Sometimes Disagree About the Evidence for Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the difference between evidence and inference in an effort to clarify the role that evidence plays in forming a conclusion. Why is it that two people can look at the same evidence yet come to two different conclusions? What other factors are involved in the decision-making process? What do people mean when they say something is “settled science” and is this term used correctly by the culture? How do these issues impact the way we present and consider the case for Christianity?

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22
Dec
Is the Virgin Conception An Essential Claim of Christianity?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Virgin Conception and discusses its role in the Christmas narrative and its place in the Christian worldview. Why is the virgin conception of Jesus important? Is it an essential claim of Christianity? Could Jesus be the Savior of the world if he wasn’t conceived miraculously? How should we, as Christians making the case for truth, approach the subject with our skeptical friends and family members?

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15
Dec
Is the "Virgin Conception" True (and Can It Be Defended)?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner 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 history recorded in the New Testament and elsewhere?

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8
Dec
Five Principles to Respond to Claims That Jesus is a Copy-Cat
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner 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. J. Warner 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
Dec
Are There Early Eyewitness Accounts of the Life of Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the dating of the Gospels. 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, J. Warner examines the textual and historical evidence for the dating of the Gospels to establish whether we should trust what they say about Jesus.

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24
Nov
Why Thanksgiving Will Always Be A Uniquely Christian Holiday
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this new audio podcast, J. Warner discusses the nature of “giving thanks” and the holiday we call Thanksgiving. Is it possible to celebrate a secular, atheistic “Thanksgiving”? Is it possible to thank the impersonal forces of physics that govern the universe? J. Warner explores several ways atheists have tried to propose secular versions of this historically Christian holiday. Can they successfully remove God from the celebration?

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17
Nov
Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 2
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace provides a short, conversational response to two questions (or objections) related to Christianity. J. Warner responds to the claim, “I don’t believe the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses,” and the objection, “You can’t trust the Gospels because there are variations between the ancient manuscripts.”

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10
Nov
Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace provides a short, conversational response to two questions (or objections) related to Christianity. J. Warner responds to the question, “Who created God?” and the claim, “I can’t believe in God because I have too many unanswered questions.”

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3
Nov
How to Help Young Christians Defend the Truth
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast, excerpted from J. Warner’s recent interview with Neil Stavem on Connecting Faith, J. Warner Wallace talks about the challenges facing young Christians and how best to prepare them to make the case for what they believe and thrive in our current cultural setting.

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20
Oct
Audience Question and Answer Session - Part 2
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar (he is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams). Together they answer: Can a Christian lose their salvation? How do we respond to people who believe in conspiracy theories as they apply to the Church? Can evolution explain objective morality? How do you start a conversation about the Gospel with your atheist friend? What can Christian students do when they are mistreated by biased professors? Does God control the future or do we have the freedom to change it? This Q and A session took place at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.

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13
Oct
Audience Question and Answer Session - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar (he is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams). Together they answer: How do you deal with people who don’t want to hear about God? How do we interact with people in our current culture? If God created the universe, who created God? You say there are only three reasons behind any sin, but aren’t there more? How do we know that we can rely on the documents we cite to demonstrate the reliability of the Bible? How do you know when you’re wasting your time sharing the gospel with someone (i.e. you’re “casting your pearls before swine”)? My professor said that people in this area only believe in Christianity because they were raised that way; how am I supposed to respond to that? This Q and A session took place at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.

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6
Oct
What Is the Essential Truth About the Holy Spirit?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner talks about the essential Christian claims related to the Holy Spirit. 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?

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29
Sep
Why Would A Good God Allow Evil? (Part 2)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace completes his talk on the problem of evil. Are there good reasons why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow his creation to suffer, or does evil demonstrate that God doesn’t exist? This presentation was excerpted from a talk given at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.

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22
Sep
Why Would A Good God Allow Evil? - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins to tackle the problem of evil. Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil t occur in His creation? Does the existence of evil eliminate God as a reasonable explanation for other evidence in the universe? This presentation was excerpted from a talk given at Cavalry Chapel Chino Hills.

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15
Sep
How Does the Gospel Change Our World?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner answers 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? J. Warner 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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8
Sep
Interview with Lee Strobel - Part 2
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Lee Strobel and describes the evidence he assessed when trying to determine if the Gospels were reliable accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus. What forms of evidence can we use to determine if the Gospels are telling us the truth? This video is excerpted from a Sunday morning service at Woodlands Church in Woodlands, Texas.

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1
Sep
Interview with Lee Strobel - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Lee Strobel and describes the investigative template he used to investigate the reliability of the New Testament Gospels. Can we have confidence the Gospels are telling us the truth about Jesus? How can we be sure? This video is excerpted from a Sunday morning service at Woodlands Church in Woodlands, Texas.

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25
Aug
Apologetics in A Small Group Setting
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner provides an audio recording from 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 small group meeting might sound like!

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18
Aug
How the Church Can Respond to the Challenges That Face Us
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace discusses the importance of an evidential faith and the unique evidential nature of Christianity. This episode includes footage from Pastor Jack Hibbs’ Weekly television show, “Real Life with Jack Hibbs,” where J. Warner was interviewed about the importance of the Fearless Faith conferences.

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4
Aug
How Fearless Faith Conferences Can Help You Defend What You Believe
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about the flight of young people from the Church and describes the importance of Fearless Faith Conferences across the nation. What can we do to help young people know Christianity is true and defend it in the university setting? J. Warner shows several clips from the Fearless Faith Conferences featuring Professor Mike Adams and Dr. Frank Turek.

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28
Jul
How the Nature of Evidence Can Help You Make the Case for Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace presents a plenary session at the 2016 Reasons to Believe AMP Conference. What are the rules of evidence and how can these rules help us to make the case for Christianity? J. Warner explores several key characteristics of evidence that will help you become a better Christian Case Maker.

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21
Jul
Answering Two Atheist Objections
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, 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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14
Jul
How Were People Saved Before Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, Jim begins to respond to listener email by addressing two difficult issues. How were people saved prior to the life of Jesus? If faith alone in Christ alone is required to be saved, how were Old Testament saints saved prior to the arrival of Christ? Jim also addresses the ‘hot topic’ issue of abortionist 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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30
Jun
Evangelism, Apologetics and the Case for Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Bill Arnold on Susie Larson’s (@SusieLarson) “Live the Promise” Radio Show. J. and Bill talk about evangelism, apologetics and the case for Christianity. J. Warner also talks about his role in God’s Not Dead 2. For more information about Susie’s program, visit: http://myfaithradio.com/programs/live-the-promise/.  

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23
Jun
Creativity and Christian Case Making
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brenton Miles and Bryant Urich on the REVERSE Podcast, (visit them on Twitter @reversepodcast) and talks about the role of creativity in apologetics. Be sure to subscribe to the REVERSE Podcast (Thinking Backward / Moving Forward) for more great interviews: http://www.reversepodcast.com/.

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9
Jun
Christian Case Making and the American Church
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Pastor Troy Murphy of Green Bay Community Church about the role of Christian Case Making in the life of the believer and the life of the Church.

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2
Jun
How to Be A Good Christian Case Maker in Our Current Culture
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by is interviewed by Pastor David Fleming of Champion Forest Baptist Church and talks about the importance of becoming a good Christian Case Maker and a specific strategy for selecting those with whom we share what we believe. This excerpt is from a longer interview with apologist Mark Lanier.

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26
May
Answering Listener Email - Part 2
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace responds to emails from viewers of the show. (1) Are moral standards simply a matter of personal or cultural preference? (2) Why do Christians view the apostolic martyrdoms as valuable evidence of the veracity of their claims, yet reject the martyrdoms of other religious groups as evidence? (3) How can I interact with my Mormon friends about the Book of Mormon when I seem to use the same criteria to validate what I believe about the Bible?

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19
May
Answering Listener Email - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace responds to two emails from viewers of the show. (1) Is it unbiblical to examine evidence to confirm the reliability of the Bible? Shouldn’t we just trust what the Bible says since it is the Word of God? (2) Do the varied interpretations of Genesis 1 invalidate the Bible as a source of reliable information? If the Bible is the Word of God, shouldn’t we be able to come to agreement about what it teaches?

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12
May
Investigating the Case for Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace joins Pastor David Fleming of Champion Forest Baptist Church and trial attorney Mark Lanier (author of Christianity on Trial) to discuss the evidential case for Christianity and the importance of Christian Case Making. Be sure to visit the video collection at ColdCseChristianity.com to watch excerpts from the session.

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28
Apr
The Divinely Unifying Message of the Bible
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner discussed the reliability of the Bible as he examines 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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21
Apr
Is It Possible to Examine the Universe Like A Crime Scene?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this re-posted interview with Meg Meeker of Family Talk, J. Warner Wallace discusses the unique investigative approach he took to examining the evidence in the universe. Can scientists account for the evidence in the universe with purely “natural” explanations? If not, what is the best explanation for this evidence? For more information about Meg Meeker and Family Talk, please visit their website at http://www.drjamesdobson.org/. For more information about J. Warner’s book, God’s Crime Scene, please visit www.godscrimescene.com.

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14
Apr
Can the Bible Withstand the Scrutiny of a Detective?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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

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31
Mar
Would the Creation of Artificial Life Prove There Is No God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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

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24
Mar
A Key Reason Skeptics Reject the Resurrection
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the case for the Resurrection of Jesus using “abductive reasoning’ to determine the most reasonable explanation for the first century evidence described in the New Testament. Is the Resurrection reasonable, and if so, what keeps everyone from accepting the claims of the Biblical authors? J. Warner offers a key reason skeptics reject the Resurrection of Jesus. For more information, refer to J. Warner’s latest book, Cold-Case Christianity and his Easter evangelism tract, ALIVE.

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10
Mar
Are There Contradictions in the Easter Account?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace interviews Steven Kingsley, author of “The Easter Answer”. As a layperson, Kingsley provides a response to atheist Dan Barker’s “Easter Challenge”. Are there inherent internal contradictions in the Easter accounts found in the Gospels? Are these contradictions a proof that the Christian claims related to the Resurrection are false? We’ll examine the “Easter Challenge” and Steven Kinsley’s “Easter Answer” in this edition of the show. For more information about the case for the Resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of a detective, see J. Warner’s Easter tract, ALIVE.

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4
Mar
What Would Our World Be Like Without Faith?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace 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. J. Warner describes four central Christian beliefs that have helped to shape our society in a positive way. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene.

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25
Feb
The Problem of Evil: Our Limited Knowledge and the Need for A Standard
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this final of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role our limited, finite knowledge plays in inhibiting our ability to understand why God might allow evil. J. Warner also discusses the need for a righteous, objective standard of “good” by which we could judge something to be “evil”. Is evil an exculpating evidence or does evil necessitate the existence of God? For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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18
Feb
The Problem of Evil: The Power to Draw and the Role of Justice
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this third of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role that evil plays in drawing people to God and the nature of evil and suffering as a consequence of sin. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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4
Feb
The Problem of Evil: The Role of Love and Character Development
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this second of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the roles that love and character development play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the universe. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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28
Jan
The Problem of Evil: The Role of Eternity and Fee Will
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this first of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role eternity and free agency play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the universe. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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21
Jan
What Is the Essential Truth About the Church?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this popular blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the essential nature of the Church. What does the Bible teach about the nature of Church? Are there certain non-negotiable essentials that all of us, as Christians, must believe about the Church in order to call ourselves Christians? Are there any over-arching principles that God has given us to help us live as a community of God? In this oft-requested podcast, J. Warner discusses the essential doctrinal truths related to the “Communion of Saints”.

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14
Jan
Who Is Jesus, According to Other Religions?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the way in which Jesus is described by the world’s other religious systems. What role does Jesus play in these belief systems and how is He characterized? If Jesus is venerated or described accurately by these world religions, shouldn’t seekers examine Christianity as their primary focus? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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7
Jan
Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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

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31
Dec
J. Warner Wallace on the Eric Metaxas Show
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner Wallace talks with Eric Metaxas about the evidence for God’s existence and the investigative analogy of God’s Crime Scene. What is the best explanation for the evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe? Can naturalism account for what we see in the cosmos? J. Warner talks about the evidence and the most reasonable inference with Eric Metaxas, the author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer. For more information about J. Warner’s “inside” or “outside the room” investigative approach to the evidence in the universe, refer to his book, God's Crime Scene and visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.

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17
Dec
Are Christians Biased in Their Reasoning?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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

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10
Dec
Why Wasn't the Virgin Conception of Jesus Mentioned by Mark or Paul?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his series on the virgin conception of Jesus. If the virgin conception of Jesus really happened, why didn’t Mark or Paul say anything about it? Does their silence mean the virgin conception was a late idea added to the story of Jesus? Is there any good reason to believe Mark or Paul knew about the virgin conception, and if so, why didn’t they mention it? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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4
Dec
Was the Virgin Conception of Jesus Borrowed from Prior Mythologies?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his series on the virgin conception of Jesus. Was the virgin conception borrowed from ancient pagan myths? Do these ancient mythologies resemble Jesus or offer a similar birth narrative? Would ancient Jews or Christians borrow such a notion? Were the Gospels written so late that no one would have known about the birth of Jesus? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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26
Nov
Is the Virgin Conception of Jesus Necessary and Reasonable?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins a series on the virgin conception of Jesus. Why is the virgin conception an essential truth about Jesus in the first place? Is it necessary? How can anyone believe in such an event? Is it reasonable? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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12
Nov
Why We Know the New Testament Gospels Were Written Early
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the evidence for the early dating of the Gospels. Why is this issue important to those who are examining the claims of Christianity? How does early dating contribute to the reliability of the Gospel authors as eyewitnesses? What other problem does early dating resolve? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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5
Nov
Answering Two Common Objections to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace addresses two common objections to the existence of God. If God is the creator of everything we see in the universe, who created God? If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why does he allow people to behave badly and hurt one another? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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29
Oct
Five Reasons You Can Trust Your Bible
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace makes the case for the reliability of the Bible by providing five, brief, easy to articulate reasons you can trust the Christian Scripture. Have you ever been challenged to give the reason for the hope you have in Jesus? This episode will help you make the case quickly and concisely. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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22
Oct
Why the Evidence in the Universe Points Most Reasonably to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace concludes his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes the power of cumulative cases and assembles the case for God’s existence. Is the existence of God reasonable given the diverse evidence in the universe? Are explanations from “inside the room” of the natural universe more reasonable than the explanation from “outside the room”? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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15
Oct
How the Moral Evidence in the Universe Points to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of “moral” evidence: the existence of objective moral truth and the existence of evil and injustice. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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8
Oct
How the Mental Evidence Points to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of “mental” evidence: consciousness and our common experience of free agency. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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1
Oct
How the Biological Evidence Points to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of biological evidence: the origin of life in the universe and the appearance of design in biological organisms. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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24
Sep
How the Cosmological Evidence Points to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues his six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner describes two pieces of cosmological evidence: the origin of the universe and the appearance of fine-tuning in the cosmos. Can these two pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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17
Sep
How to Make the Case for God's Existence Like a Detective
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins a six part mini-series summarizing material from his latest book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Investigates the Evidence For A Divinely Created Universe. J. Warner begins by establishing the overarching investigative approach he takes to examining the evidence in the universe. Can everything “inside the room” of the universe be explained by staying “inside the room”? This simple question helps homicide detectives determine if a death scene is a crime scene. Could the same question be applied to the evidence in the universe to determine if a cosmic “intruder” is the most reasonable inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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10
Sep
How Consciousness Points to the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace summarizes the case for Gods existence from consciousness. How does non-material consciousness emerge in a purely material universe? Is “mind” nothing more than “brain”? For a robust review of the collective case for God’s existence from eight pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe, please refer to God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Homicide Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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28
Aug
Are Science and Belief in God Incompatible?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks with John Stonestreet from the Chuck Colson Center about J. Warner’s new book, God’s Crime Scene. Are science and theism incompatible? Can we employ a detective’s investigative template to this question, and if so, what might we find? Does science demonstrate the existence of a Divine Intruder and Cosmic Designer? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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21
Aug
What Makes the Church… the Church?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the nature of the First-Century Church in an effort to identify essential characteristics of Christian Community. Are there any over-arching principles that God has given us to help us live as a community of God? This archived PleaseConvinceMe Podcast has been very popular over the years; it offers the template J. Warner used as a church planter. This podcast was the final installment in a series examining Christian “essentials”. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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13
Aug
Ten Reasons We Fail To Share Our Faith (Part 2)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace continues a two-part program in which he describes ten reasons why we, as Christians, fail to share our faith. Are these reasons legitimate concerns or convenient excuses? J. Warner talks about the first five reasons and provides tips to overcome the obstacles that typically prevent us from sharing what we believe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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6
Aug
Ten Reasons We Fail To Share Our Faith - Part 1
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins a two program in which he describes ten reasons why we, as Christians, fail to share our faith. Are these reasons legitimate concerns or convenient excuses? J. Warner talks about the first five reasons and provides tips to overcome the obstacles that typically prevent us from sharing what we believe. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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31
Jul
Does the Origin of the Universe Point to A Creator God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about his new book, God’s Crime Scene, as he examines the first important piece of evidence in the universe: the origin of all space, time and matter from nothing. Does Big Bang Cosmology (the Standard Cosmological Model) point most reasonably to a Creator God? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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23
Jul
Is the Evidence in the Universe Best Explained by the Existence of God?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes a simple investigative strategy from his new book, God’s Crime Scene, to examine the evidence in the universe. Can the evidence in the universe be explained by natural forces within the universe or is the existence of a Divine Intruder a better inference? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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16
Jul
God’s Crime Scene – J. Warner Wallace on the Bible Answer Man
- by J. Warner Wallace -

J. Warner Wallace joins Hank Hanegraaff on the Bible Answer Man broadcast and talks about his new book, God’s Crime Scene: a Cold Case Detective Investigates the Evidence for a Divine Intruder. Hanks talks about the nature of the evidence in the universe and the need for Christians to equip themselves to make a defense for what they believe. The Christian Research Institute (CRI) is featuring God’s Crime Scene and it’s the only place where you can get the book shipped prior to August 1st. If you support CRI with a donation they will ship you the book early and you’ll also receive additional FREE promotional materials by following the simple instructions on this link.

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9
Jul
Why Objective Moral Truth Is Best Explained by the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the nature and existence of objective, transcendent moral truths. If such truths truly exist, how can we account for them? Is there a naturalistic explanation for moral truth or is the best explanation the existence of an objective, transcendent moral law giver? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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2
Jul
Why the Case for Christianity Is More Important Than Ever
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace returns to the recent Pew Research Poll data and makes an important observation about the state of belief in America. Does this data reveal a unique opportunity for those of us who want to make the case for Christianity? Is America becoming a more secular nation, or does theism still rule the day? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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25
Jun
How Did Jesus Deal with Doubt?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines how Jesus handled doubt when it was expressed by his followers and those who observed his life and ministry? What was Jesus’ response when people confessed their concerns about his claims to Deity? The answer may surprise you. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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18
Jun
How Do We Know When We've Got Enough Evidence to Determine Christianity Is True?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace discusses the nature of case making and the difference between “possible doubts” and “reasonable doubts”. J. Warner then reviews some of the corroborative evidence validating the New Testament Gospel accounts. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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11
Jun
Is the Bible Reliable?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace reviews the evidence and case for the reliability of the Bible without using the four point template he offers in Cold-Case Christianity). Are there any good reasons to believe the Bible has been transmitted to us accurately and contains a reliable record of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? 

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4
Jun
How the Church Can Turn Teaching Into Training
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace plays a video recorded at Green Bay Community Church in which he describes the difference between teaching and training. J. Warner provides a simple T.R.A.I.N. acronym to illustrate the nature of training using media to support each point. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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29
May
What Can We Do to Help Young People Remain in the Faith?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace provides four simple principles parents can employ to help their kids defend what they believe as Christians. Given the high rate of attrition for young Christians, is there anything the Church (and parents in particular) can do to address the challenge? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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21
May
Why Evangelism Requires Good Jury Selection
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the importance of jury selection in criminal trials and explains why jury selection is also important when we are deciding who we can reach with the Gospel. What are the three most important attributes of a good juror and how do these attributes apply to evangelism? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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16
May
What is the State of Christianity in America and What Can We Do About It?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace analyses the findings of the Pew Research Center’s recent poll, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” Jim describes three unsurprising and three surprising findings, then provides five action points resulting from the survey. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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7
May
What Every Christian Needs to Know About Conspiracy Theories
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the five essential attributes of successful conspiracies. How do these five attributes help us make the case for the reliability of the eyewitness Gospel accounts? J. Warner evaluates the testimony of the disciples through the lens of these important conspiracy attributes and provides his viewers with everything they need to know about conspiracy theories. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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30
Apr
Aren’t All Religions Basically the Same?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the nature of opposing religious claims. Are all religions basically the same? J. Warner also provides a number of definitions for “truth”, and describes three reasons why people reject truth claims. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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23
Apr
Can You Pass the Objective / Subjective Truth Test?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace makes a case for the evidential nature of Christian truth claims. He then reviews the nature of objective and subjective truth claims and offers a brief test to see if you can distinguish the differences. Can you pass the test? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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16
Apr
Why the Nature of Truth Is So important to Christianity
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks about the nature of subjective and objective truth and the impact our understanding of truth has on our efforts to evangelize. J. Warner also describes a distinctive feature of Christianity separating it from all other theistic worldviews. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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9
Apr
A Conversation Regarding the Issue of Abortion
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In re-posted podcast, J. Warner Wallace engages a friendly atheist on the issue of abortion. Can the secular, atheist worldview accurately describe the nature of the unborn? Can atheism account for the dignity of human persons? J. Warner discusses the key terms and issues with an atheist. 

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2
Apr
Answering Objections to the Teleological Argument for the Existence of God (Podcast)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In re-posted podcast, J. Warner Wallace examines several objections to the argument for God’s existence from the appearance of design in biological organisms. Even atheists such as Richard Dawkins admit biological molecular machines “appear” to be designed. Can this appearance be explained by purely natural forces? 

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19
Mar
The Teleological Argument for the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

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In re-posted podcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the evidence for design (teleology) in biological organisms. Even atheists such as Richard Dawkins admit biological molecular machines “appear” to be designed. Can this appearance be explained by purely natural forces?

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12
Mar
How Can We Address the Flight of Young People from the Church?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes a strategy to address the departure of young people from the Church. The statistics related to college aged Christians is discouraging. J. Warner offers a solution as he describes how to change teaching into training. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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5
Mar
Answering Objections to the Moral Argument for the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast re-post, J. Warner follows up on the previous podcast and examines objections to the axiological argument for the existence of God. Can naturalists account for transcendent moral truths without grounding them in a transcendent source? Are these alternative explanations reasonable?

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19
Feb
The Moral Argument for the Existence of God
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this podcast re-post, J. Warner examines the axiological argument for the existence of God. Do objective moral truths exist, and if so, how can these truths be grounded? Does God’s existence best account for objective moral truth claims?

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12
Feb
Why Is the Trinity An Essential Christian Doctrine?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner examines the orthodox Christian doctrine of the Trinity. How is God is ONE yet THREE? Why is this doctrine philosophically sound and theologically essential? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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6
Feb
The Free Gift of Salvation, the Meaning of the Cross, and a Question About the Soul
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the orthodox definition of Salvation and the important work of the cross. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of the soul. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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6
Feb
The Free Gift of Salvation, the Meaning of the Cross, and a Question About the Soul
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the orthodox definition of Salvation and the important work of the cross. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of the soul. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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29
Jan
The Challenge of Sharing Your Faith Online
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner examines the challenge of sharing your faith online and provides five simple guidelines to help you be more effective when making a case for what you believe with social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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22
Jan
Is Mark’s Gospel An Early Memoir of Peter?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Gospel of Mark for signs of Peter’s influence. Papias, the early church bishop, claimed Mark’s Gospel was written as he sat at the feet of Peter in Rome. According to Papias, Mark scribed Peter’s sermons and created the narrative we now have in our Bible. In this audio podcast, J. Warner applies Forensic Statement Analysis to Mark’s text to see if Peter’s fingerprints are present. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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16
Jan
Do Variations in the Resurrection Accounts Discredit the New Testament?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines alleged “contradictions” in the eyewitness New Testament accounts. Do variations between witness accounts automatically discredit their reliability? J. Warner provides two examples from the Gospel Resurrection accounts to illustrate the manner in which eyewitness accounts are typically reconciled. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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8
Jan
How to Evaluate Alleged Bible “Contradictions”
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes several important principles to consider when evaluating alleged Bible “contradictions”. J. Warner uses the example of the sign over Jesus’ cross to demonstrate how these simple investigative principles can be employed to determine if Biblical passages are truly contradictory. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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1
Jan
How Should We Respond to Criticism of Christianity?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the manner in which we, as Christians, ought to respond to criticism. Are you adequately prepared to defend what you believe as a Christian? Have you come to expect the kind of pointed criticism we face today as believers? Do you have a strategy to help you respond to those who don’t share your beliefs? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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18
Dec
Are the New Testament Eyewitness Accounts Reliable? (Part 2)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner reviews the evidence for the reliability of the New Testament eyewitness accounts. What are the criteria we use to determine if eyewitnesses are reliable? Do the authors of the New Testament Gospels measure up? J. Warner examines the corroboration of the Gospels and the potential bias of its authors in this episode of Cold-Case Christianity. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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11
Dec
Are the New Testament Eyewitness Accounts Reliable? (Part 1)
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner reviews the evidence for the reliability of the New Testament eyewitness accounts. What are the criteria we use to determine if eyewitnesses are reliable? Do the authors of the New Testament Gospels measure up? J. Warner examines the early dating and reliable transmission of the Gospels in this episode of Cold-Case Christianity. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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5
Dec
Why the Historicity of Jesus Is So Important
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of being able to make the case for the historicity of Jesus. In a generation ever more skeptical of the real existence of Jesus, now is the time to familiarize ourselves with the evidence so we can establish Jesus as a real and legitimate source of wisdom. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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27
Nov
Why Are You A Christian?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner asks an important question: If you’re a Christian, why is this the case? How we answer this question is critically important given the growingly hostile nature of our culture related to classical Christianity. J. Warner reviews some of the answers he’s been given as he travels the country, and offers an evidential response of his own. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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20
Nov
Religious Experience as Evidence
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the nature of religious experience. Can experiences such as these serve as an evidence for the existence of God? How should we test such experiences?

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13
Nov
Why Do People Deny a Truth Claim?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of presuppositions when considering a truth claim. Using analogies from cold-case trials, J. Warner compares the lives of two well-known Biblical scholars as he describes the power of presuppositional bias. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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6
Nov
Why You Need to Be A Christian Case Maker
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner makes the case for why all of us, as Christians, need to take the additional step and become Christian Case Makers. What does it mean to be an “apologist”? Why should it matter to us? How can we avoid being an “Accidental Christian”? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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23
Oct
Did Jesus Say Faith Is “Blind”?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Biblical definition of “faith”. Did Jesus advocate “blind faith”? How did Jesus use evidence to demonstrate his Deity? How did Jesus deal with doubt? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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16
Oct
What (and When) Were the Earliest Claims About Jesus?
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the history related to the eyewitness observations of Jesus. How early are the eyewitness accounts and what precisely was being said about Jesus prior to the creation of these written documents? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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9
Oct
Four Lies the Culture Tells About the Truth
- by J. Warner Wallace -

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines four popular misconceptions and misstatements about the nature of objective truth, tolerance and our over-reliance on science. If there are no objective truths (or they can’t be known) there is little reason to examine the truth about God. We need to get to the truth about truth before we can ever know the truth about anything else. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

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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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