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The Stand to Reason “Please Convince Me” Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). We examine the case for the Christian Worldview from an evidential perspective and do our best to t…

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    • Jun 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    How to Share the Gospel Like a Case Maker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 60:54

    In this presentation from a Christian Apologetics Conference, J. Warner examines the case for a “Forensic Faith” and describes an evidential approach toward examining and proclaiming the Gospel.

    Interview with an Impressive Gen Z Case Maker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 65:16

    J. Warner talks about the role of apologetics, the state of the Church, and the nature of Gen Z skeptics and believers with Ayo Tunde, the impressive young apologist and host of The Third Apology YouTube Channel.

    Does the Fine Tuning of the Universe Demonstrate the Existence of God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 70:28

    In this stage presentation from an apologetics conference, J. Warner examines the appearance of fine-tuning in the cosmological conditions and constants of the universe. Can this fine-tuning be explained by anything other than God? Is the fine-tuning simply an observational phenomenon? Is God the best explanation?

    How to Plan a Road Trip and the Best Way to Defend the Christian Worldview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 53:16

    J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace continue the new format of their weekly podcast by discussing their trip to Austin, Jimmy's recent graduation from the Colorado Christian University's Strobel Center for Christian Apologetics, and the nature of Christian “case making”. Is one apologetic approach better than another? Why is there so much debate about methodologies? If so, what would that be? Listen in on the conversation on this week's episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    How to Pick a Comedy Club and the Grounding for Moral Truths

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 45:09

    J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace continue the new format of their weekly podcast by discussing a recent visit to a comedy club and how we determine if something is morally offensive. Can we ground “right” and “wrong” in something other than the nature of God? If so, what would that be? Listen in on the conversation on this week's episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Why Hollywood Continues to Copy the Jesus Story - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 28:03

    J. Warner continues his interview of Frank and Zach Turek about their new book, Hollywood Heroes: How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God. Is it possible to extract the truth about God from popular superhero movies? Can the truth about Jesus even be found in the Harry Potter series? J. Warner, Frank and Zach discuss the issue in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. For more information about the book, visit: https://hollywoodheroesbook.com/

    Why Hollywood Continues to Copy the Jesus Story - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 28:07

    J. Warner begins his interview of Frank and Zach Turek about their new book, Hollywood Heroes: How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God. How do Hollywood screenplays reflect the truth about God and Jesus? Why do so many screenwriters copy the Jesus story when crafting their characters? J. Warner, Frank and Zach discuss the issue in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. For more information about the book, visit: https://hollywoodheroesbook.com/

    The Challenge of Picking a Romantic Comedy and the Role of Identity in Decision Making

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 46:53

    In this new iteration of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, Jimmy and J. Warner Wallace talk about how difficult it is to select a Romantic comedy and then examine the role that “identity” plays in decision-making. Do most young people decide something is true based on the evidence, and experience, or a desire to be identified with a movement or group? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss these issues in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Did the Story of Jesus Evolve Over Time?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 28:01

    Was the real Jesus different than the one Christians worship today? Were the gospels altered over time to distort the Jesus of history into the Christ of Christianity? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss the issue in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Can We Trust What Mark Said About the Resurrection?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:01

    The long ending of Mark's gospel appears to be a late addition. If this is the case, should we trust anything Mark has to say about Jesus? Is the resurrection of Jesus a late addition to the Jesus narrative as well? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Am I a Christian Simply Because I was Raised That Way?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 28:01

    Most people say they are Christians because they were born to Christian parents and were raised in the church. Does one's geographic location determine what they will believe about God? Would Christians, for example, be Buddhists if they were raised in a Buddhist culture? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Are Near-Death Experiences Evidence for Christianity?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 28:01

    What are “near death” experiences and what do they tell us about the nature of reality and the world in which we live? Are they actually evidence of theism or Christianity? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Four Reasons Why the Resurrection Matters to Christians

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 28:01

    Why is the easter season so important to Christians? What value does the Resurrection have to Christians, and why does it really matter? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Observations About the Ravi Zacharias Scandal One Year Later

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 28:01

    It's been over a year since the final report about Ravi Zacharias was released. What can we learn from the scandal? What can we do to prevent others from falling in a similar way? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Why Are We So Afraid to Share the Gospel?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 28:01

    Have you ever avoided sharing the truth about Jesus? Why are we sometimes uncomfortable sharing the Gospel? How can we overcome this discomfort? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Three Shortcomings of Scientism

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 28:01

    What do mean when we use the term, “scientism”? Can we trust science without relying on it in an unreasonable way? What are the dangers in an over-reliance on science? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Three Myths About Doubt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 28:01

    Why do we sometimes scorn people who doubt the truth about God? What are the myths about doubt and how can we overcome these myths to help people who have questions? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Four Truths About Deconstruction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 28:01

    What do we mean when we use the term, “deconstruction”? Is there a better term? How should we respond to the way people use the word today? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Does the Finite Universe Demonstrate the Existence of God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 74:35

    What does a universe with a beginning tell us about the existence of God? Can this kind of universe be explained “naturally”? Does a finite universe require the involvement of a Divine Being? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, God's Crime Scene.

    Is the Resurrection Reasonable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 43:05

    Why should we believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus? Aren't other, naturalistic explanations for the empty tomb more reasonable? Why is the truth of Christianity the most reasonable explanation for the Resurrection? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, Cold-Case Christianity.

    Are Miracles Reasonable and If So, When?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 28:01

    A new book offers a template to evaluate miracle claims. What would YOU accept as evidence of a true miracle? Is there a template we might use to be more certain? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Do New Year's Resolutions Reveal Our Selfish Nature or the Power of God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 28:01

    A recent article describes the choices people make when establishing New Year's resolutions? What do these resolutions tell us about the nature of humans? What do the resolutions tell us about the existence of God? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    How Can We Account for Variations Between Biblical Manuscripts?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 51:12

    Skeptics point to variations in the most ancient manuscripts of the New Testament in an attempt to disqualify their reliability. But is this truly the case? How can we reconcile the variations? How can we be sure of what the original copies said about Jesus, even if these original manuscripts are no longer available to us? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, Cold-Case Christianity.

    What's the Best Explanation for DNA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 66:30

    is there any evidence for God? Is it reasonable to believe in Him? Does the evidence of DNA point to God? Is there any reasonable explanation for DNA other than God? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, God's Crime Scene.

    Is the Bible Reliable?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 96:18

    Why should we trust what the gospel authors have to say about Jesus? How can we test the Gospel authors to see if their accounts are reliable? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, Cold-Case Christianity.

    5 Reasons Why Christianity is Waning in America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 28:01

    A recent Pew Research Center survey reveals that Christianity continues to decline in America. Why is this the case? What hope do we have in this situation? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    An Example of How Christians Are Sometimes Confused About Christianity

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 28:01

    A recent article describes the cultural confusion that exists about the deity of Jesus and the nature of the Godhead. Why are so many people (including Christians) confused about the triune nature of God? Why is the Trinity so confusing? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    How a Murder and a Few Google Employees Demonstrate the Existence of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 28:01

    A recent news article describes a murder in the UK as “evil”. What does such a claim tell us about the existence of God? Another article describes a lawsuit between Google and several employees who say Google violated its policy of “doing no evil”. Why do these notions of evil require the existence of God? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Bible Contradictions and an Evil God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 84:23

    In this podcast, we take 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.

    Answering Objections to the Transcendental Argument for the Existence of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 68:21

    In this blast from the past, Jim and Jimmy discuss common objections to the Transcendental Argument for the existence of God.

    Introduction to the Transcendental Argument

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 68:56

    In this blast from the past, Jim introduces the Transcendental Argument for the existence of God, 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.

    Does the Existence of Natural Evil Disprove the Existence of God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 69:13

    In this blast from the past, Jim talks about the problem of natural evil as an obstacle to faith in an all-powerful and all-loving God. How can such a God exist and allow natural evil to exist in our world? Also, Jim discusses the importance of prioritizing issues as we approach the General Election, and responds to a listener email.

    Interview with Don Overstreet (House Church Planting and Urban Service)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 61:06

    In this blast from the past, we interview Don Overstreet and talk about church planting, house churches, urban ministry and the Christian life in the context of small community.

    Finding the Fingerprints of Jesus in Music and Architecture

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 28:01

    Why has Jesus inspired more famous, historic musicians than any other person in history? What impact has Jesus had on music and architecture, and what can we learn about Jesus from studying the history of music? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Why Art was Forever Impacted by Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 28:01

    Why has Jesus inspired more famous, historic artists than any other person in history? What impact has Jesus had on the arts, and what can we learn about Jesus from studying the history of art? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Why Jesus Was a Catalyst for the Sciences

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:01

    Is there a reason so many famous scientists from history were Jesus-followers? Is there something about the Christian worldview that encourages an exploration of the natural world? Why have Christians dominated the sciences and what did these Christians say about Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Person of Interest Book Launch Party with Alisa Childers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 111:29

    J. Warner Wallace joins Alisa Childers to celebrate the release of his new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible. They talk about this much-anticipated release, take your questions live, and hear from a couple of surprise guests. Be sure to visit and subscribe to Alisa's YouTube Channel

    Why Every Spiritual Seeker Should Start with Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:01

    Is there something unique about Jesus when compared to other alleged gods? Why do so many other world religions acknowledge Jesus in some way? Should people who are interested in the existence of God start with an investigation of Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Did the Old Testament Prophets Really Predict the Arrival of Jesus?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 28:01

    How strong is the evidence of Old Testament prophecy related to the identity of Jesus? Did the ancient prophets really predict the arrival of Jesus? Is the prophetic evidence overstated? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Why Did Jesus Come When He Did?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 28:01

    What does the timing of history tell us about the nature of Jesus? Did God align the events of history to prepare humans for His arrival? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Why Arguments that Jesus Is a “Copy-Cat Savior” Are Silly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 28:01

    Is the story of Jesus like ancient mythologies that preceded Him? What are these alleged similarities? Can they be explained in some way? Do they invalidate the claims of the New Testament, or do these similarities actually VALIDATE the Deity of Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Does Jesus Still Matter? Interview with Kerby Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 88:57

    What makes Jesus so important? Does he still matter in a world that rejects the Bible? Can we make a case for the historicity and deity of Jesus even if we don't trust the New Testament documents? J. Warner Wallace talks to Kerby Anderson from the Point of View Radio show and discusses the importance and impact Jesus had on human history.

    Answering Questions on Slavery, Hearing from God, and More with Cameron Bertuzzi

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 97:54

    Cameron Bertuzzi from the Capturing Christianity Podcast interviews J. Warner as they tackle several common objections to Christianity.

    Retracing the steps of Jesus – Interview with Bill Arnold

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 50:19

    Radio show host extraordinaire, Bill Arnold, interviews J. Warner to talk about the impact of Jesus on history and the “fingerprints” Jesus left on the most important aspects of culture. Be sure to listen to Bill at Faith Radio.

    Three Ways Social Media Has Changed Our Priorities and Perspectives

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 28:01

    What impact has the rise of the internet and social media had on the way we see the world? Are our priorities and perspectives shifting because of the growing amplification of “self” that occurs with regular social media use? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Three Reasons Why Christians Aren't Afraid of the Sciences

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 28:01

    Why do so many Christians seem to be opposed to scientific consensus? Are Christians afraid of the sciences in general? Should they be? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Do the Non-Canonical Gospels Challenge or Invalidate the New Testament?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 28:01

    Does the existence of non-canonical gospels invalidate the claims of the New Testament about Jesus? What motivated the non-canonical authors to write these ancient documents, and what does this motivation tell us about the reliability of the non-canonical stories about Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    Is the New Testament True, or Just the Story About Jesus that Prevailed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 28:01

    How can we be sure the story of Jesus described in the New Testament is true, given the fact that there are other ancient claims about Jesus? Do the non-canonical gospels deserve our attention as legitimate records of the life of Jesus? Is the New Testament true or just the story that prevailed when the non-canonical records were eliminated? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

    My Two Greatest Concerns About the Relationship Between Science and Christianity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 28:01

    Can someone become a Christian by merely examining the evidence surrounding the New Testament? Does faith require us to ignore the evidence altogether? Can J. Warner's example of coming to faith serve as a pathway or others? Pastor Nat Crawford from Back to the Bible Ministries discusses the issue with J. Warner on the Hard Questions, Real Answers Podcast.

    Three Truths About the Impact Jesus Had on History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 28:01

    Which is More Effective for Reaching the Culture: Books or Videos?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 28:01

    In a digital visual age, have books become obsolete? Is there still any role for books in influencing culture, or has video taken over as the most effective way to reach the culture and the world? If you're interested in reaching the world for Jesus, which is more effective, books or videos? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

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