But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Cold Case Christianity - Apologetic Report

image After attending Southern California universities for nine years, I was a committed atheist. Was my atheism the result of my intellectual prowess and education, or something else? One controversial study seems to imply a direct correlation between intelligence and atheism. A review of 63 studies of...

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700 Club Interactive host Andrew Knox interviews J. Warner Wallace about the difference between an experiential faith and a forensic faith, as described in Jim’s book, Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. For more information...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 01:12

What Does It Mean to Possess A Forensic Faith?

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image We have a duty to know what we believe and why we believe it so we can give an answer, contend for the faith, and model Christian case making for the next generation of believers. Are you ready? If someone challenged you with a few simple objections, could you make a case for what you believe?

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image Some time ago, my wife and I watched an episode of a comedy series hosted on Netflix. Within a few minutes we became increasingly uncomfortable with the language and content of the humor. Don’t get me wrong, it was hilarious, and as a cop, crude, vulgar humor has been a part of my everyday...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 18:36

Why Would God Send Good People to Hell? (Podcast)

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner addresses a common objection to the loving nature of God. Isn’t it unfair for God to penalize people who are otherwise good, just because they haven’t heard about Jesus? A good God would not send good people to Hell. Jim responds to this objection...

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image We are less than a month away from the CrossExamined Instructor’s Academy (CIA) in Dallas, Texas. CIA is an intense three-day program that teaches students how to present the case for Christianity. Students spend three days learning how to present the case for truth, God, miracles and the...

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J. Warner Wallace discusses the relationship between faith, reason and scientific discovery in this interview with Jon Morrison. Are science and faith hopelessly opposed to one another? Can the scientific method assist believers in determining if God exists? This clip is from Jon’s podcast...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 18:36

Awana Is Poised to Equip the Next Generation

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image When my daughters were young, they attended Awana at a local church in our community. They were eager to participate, and they were blessed by the commitment the program made (and continues to make) to scripture memorization. I bet many of you have been similarly blessed by a local Awana program,...

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image In another blog post I offered three reasons why people typically reject a truth claim. Sometimes folks simply have rational doubts based on the evidence, some people have doubts that are purely emotional, and others deny the truth for volitional reasons. Until the age of thirty-five, I rejected...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues his comprehensive description of the difference between teaching and training by articulating the need for parents and youth leaders to expect more from their children and students. Our kids can typically learn more,...

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image I’ve been writing this month about my experiences at Summit Worldview Academy and the nature of student training. There are a number of similar worldview programs around the country (including the Impact 360 Institute), and I’m always impressed to see how many students are interested...

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J. Warner Wallace challenges viewers to “raise the bar” and develop a more reasonable, evidential Christian faith. Do you think of your Christian identity in the same way you think of your state or national identity? Are you simply a Christian because you happen to have been born into a...

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imageNow, more than ever, Christians must shift from accidental beliefto evidential trust. It’s time to know why you believe what you believe. Christians must embrace a forensic faith. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Christians living in America and Europe are facing a growingly...

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image My wife and I homeschooled our kids prior to sending them to High School (OK, to be fair, Susie did most of the teaching and training). We absolutely loved the experience and have recommended it to others. Even back then (it’s been a few years since our kids were home with us) we recognized...

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner describes the challenges facing young Christians and introduces his viewers to Summit Worldview Conferences. This premiere program teaches high school students a robust, all-encompassing Christian worldview. J. Warner includes...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 18:13

The Challenges Facing Young Christians

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image Every other week, from May to August, I have the honor of speaking with students at Summit Worldview Academy. I typically teach on the nature of truth, the reliability of the gospels, and the evidence for God’s existence. The students are eager to learn and have many good questions during...

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J. Warner Wallace discusses the nature of reliable eyewitness accounts and demonstrates why we ought to expect eyewitness details to vary. This doesn’t make them unreliable; in fact, the variations are a demonstration of their truthful, reliable nature. All believers must learn the rules of...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:49

Why Are You a Christian Believer?

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imageI’ve been speaking around the country for a number of years now. I often address church groups of one nature or another, and when I do, I usually begin by asking a simple question: “Why are you a Christian?” The response I get is sometimes disappointing. Typically, attendees...

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image I’ve been training high school students at Summit Worldview Academy in Manitou Springs, Colorado for several years now. We hold nine 2-week conferences for young people each year (six in Colorado, one in California and two in Tennessee), designed specifically to “teach students how to...

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner discusses a common objection of non-believers and examines three reasons why someone might reject a truth claim. J. Warner also addresses the Rob Bell’s controversial claims about the nature of hell and describes the most important question you can ask...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:58

Why Some People Simply Will Not Be Convinced

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image I spent last weekend with Frank Turek and Mike Adamsspeaking at another Fearless Faith conference. We trained and talked about the evidence for God’s existence and the reliability of the Gospels because we’re dedicated to helping people overcome their skeptical objections to the...

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J. Warner Wallace discusses the difference between teaching and training and encourages Christians to adopt a new approach in readying themselves for the challenges facing us in culture. All believers must train themselves and develop a more reasonable, evidential faith, as described in the book, Fo...

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I’m often asked to make the case for the reliability of the Gospels in spite of the presence of scribal variants throughout the text. Remember that criminal courts do not require eyewitnesses to be inerrant to be considered reliable. In order to illustrate the trustworthiness of the text, I typically offer the following hypothetical. First,

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

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 01:15

Dumping the Term: “Christian Apologist”

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Most of us who have taken the time to defend what we believe as Christians are familiar with the term, “apologetics”. It comes from a Greek word used by Christian authors: ἀπολογία (apologia). This word appears seventeen times in the New Testament, as either a noun or a verb. Most

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