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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Given all the trauma we might experience in life, how can we reconcile evil with the existence of an all-powerful and all-loving God? In this podcast taken from one of his teaching sessions, J. Warner tackles the “problem of evil”.
Is truth simply a matter of opinion or “lived experience”? Is anything objectively true? What impact does a correct understanding of truth have on culture? In this podcast from one of his teaching seminars, J. Warner examines the nature of truth, and the impact truth has on our understanding of the world.
Does an interest in science preclude belief in God or Christianity? What are the challenges Christian students face at the university if they pursue a career in the sciences? Can scientifically minded students retain their faith at the university? In this podcast, J. Warner interviews his son, David, as they discuss David's journey through biochemistry to a career as a doctor.
Does Jesus still matter in the modern world? If so, how can we, as leaders and members of His Church communicate this to others? In this week's podcast, J. Warner is interviewed by Rusty George of the Leading Simple Podcast.
Why does truth matter when deciding on a worldview? Is Christian belief simply wishful thinking or a matter of opinion? In this week's podcast, J. Warner posts his opening night comments from this year's Reality Student Apologetics Conference hosted by Stand to Reason.
Can our country exist without strong local police agencies? Why is law enforcement so critical to culture? Does Christianity have anything to say about this issue? In this podcast, Bill Arnold interviews J. Warner about the role and value of law enforcement from a Christian worldview.
What can we do to better equip the next generation to know the truth and stand confidently in their Christian faith? In this week's Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner discusses the future of Christianity with James Werner from Generation Equipped Ministries.
Is there an opportunity for all of us to become better Christian Case Makers? What challenges face us when we make a case for Christianity? In this week's Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner airs the live YouTube conversation from last year's CrossExamined Instructor's Academy with Frank Turek, Bobby Conway, Jorge Gil, Brett Kunkle, Alisa Childers and Greg Koukl.
Is the Christian worldview "testable"? Can it answer the quextions of skeptics and seekers? In this edition of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner talks with JoJo Ruba from Faith Beyond Belief to unpack several claims of Christianity and respond to listener questions.
How can we stand confidently in a world that's increasingly hostile to Christianity? Do we need more "Daniels" in a culture with so many "Lions"? J. Warner interviews evangelist Ray Comfort in this week's edition of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. You can purchase Ray's new book, So Many Lions, So Few Daniels, HERE.
Why is it so hard to discuss the truth of Christianity with non-believers? Is it becasue there isn't any evidence for Christinaity, or becasue there has been a shift in the meaning of "truth"? In this interview with Bill Arnold from Faith Radio, J. Warner examines and defines the nature of truth.
Can Christianity answer the tough questions? Is the Resurrection reasonable, and if so, can we communicate the truth with Gen Z members of our community and family? In this edition of the podcast, J. Warner talks with three high school studetns from Rock Solid Apologia and describes the case for Jesus.
Why do non-Christians think believers are unreasonable? Do we, as Christ-followers, compound the problem by taking a non-evidential, unreasonable approach to our faith? How can we change this? In this interview with Bill Arnold from Faith Radio, J. Warner unpacks these questions.
Why are we sometimes unable to defend the truth? What does our schedule tell us about what's important to us? How can we be more dedicated to what we say we believe? In this interview recrded at Compass Bible Church, J. Warner tackles these issues and many more.
In this blast from the past, 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.
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? In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines these questions in an interview with Dave Waggoner and Jeff Piepho from the Truth Revolution Radio Show.
In this blast from the past, J. Warner reflects on his attendance at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting and makes several 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. J. Warner will tell you why in this podcast.
In this blast from the past, J. Warner makes a few observations about the state of Christianity in the Bible Belt based on his own personal experience with family in that area.
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines 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?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner talks with Frank Turek about several strategies to become a better “one dollar apologist”. Jim teaches at Frank's CrossExamined Instructor's Academy (CIA) and has learned several important principles related to becoming a better Christian Case Maker.
In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines three 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.”
In this blast from the past, Bill McKeever, from the Mormon Research Ministry, teaches one of J. Warner's mission teams about the nature of salvation from an LDS perspective.
J. Warner hosts a panel at the NCCA Conference in 2022, seeking to answer the question: Why do so may famous, celebrity Christians walk away from the faith?
J. Warner and Sean answer Jim Putnam's questions, including: 1. If there is a God why do bad things happen? 2. What caused bopth of you to become Christians? 3. God created everything, who or what created God? 4. What do you make of the Shroud of Turin? 5. How should we reconcile the first pages of the Genesis story? Plus much more...
J. Warner answers questions at an apologetics conference in this episode of the podcast, including: 1. Since your father is also a detective, why doesn't he believe? 2. Have you examined the claims related to the Catholic Papacy and authority? 3. How is the Divinity of Christ proven? 4. Why don't Jewish people believe in Jesus as the Messiah? 5. Can you apply the "cold case" approach to the history of Islam? 6. What do you do if your kid's school demeans or rejects the Bible?
With all the concern over racism, sexism, and every other form of prejudice in our culture, is there an underlying cause we might identify to help us tackle these important biases? In this podcast, J. Warner identifies the one "ism" that causes ever other.
Are some of the classic evidences for Christianity less powerful than others? Can an investigative approach reveal which evidences should be prioritized? In this podcast, J. Warner describes the differences between forms of evidence related to the New Testament as he is interviewed on the Christian Voices podcast.
How can we remain optimistic as Christians in a culture that is increasingly hostile toward us? How does the social media environment exacerbate the problem? In this podcast form his appearance on the Stand to Reason broadcast, J. Warner offer reasons to celebrate our identity as Christians.
How can the evidence convince anyone to be a Christian? What role does the evidence play in communicating the truth about Christianity? In this podcast, J. Warner talks with Ally Domercant on the Snapshot Testimony Podcast, describing the power of an evidential approach toward the claims of Christianity.
Radio show host extraordinaire, Bill Arnold, interviews J. Warner to talk about the nature of God and how the balance of justice and grace, truth and mercy, law and love, help explain way our world is the way it is. Be sure to listen to Bill at Faith Radio.
What is the nature of truth and why does it matter? What does Christianity have to say about the relationship between truth and the real world? More importantly, how has the truth of Christianity impacted the world for the better, especially in times of crisis? In this episode of the broadcast, J. Warner interviews Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, and author of an important new book, Truth Changes Everything: How People of Faith Can Transform the World in Times of Crisis.
How does the nature of God help explain the reality of hell? Why would a loving God sentence my unbelieving grandmother to the same fate as Hitler? In this podcast, J. Warner examines the relationship between grace and truth, mercy and justice, and provides Biblical evidence for the nature of punishment in hell.
Does biblical authority still matter? Given all the changes in culture and human thought, why should anyone still trust what the ancient Bible has to say? Can we still stand with confidence on the Word of God? In this interview, J. Warner talks with Dave Jenkins from Servants of Grace about his new book, The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age.
Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just another denomination of Christianity? Are Mormons Christians too? If not, what are the differences between Christianity and Mormonism, and how can we, as Christians, reach our Mormon friends with the truth of the Gospel? In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner interviews Eric Johnson from Mormonism Research Ministry about his new book, Introducing Christianity to Mormons: A Practical and Comparative Guide to What the Bible Teaches. Listen in on the conversation on this week's episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
How can we clearly communicate the Gospel without compromising Scripture in any way? Is it possible to establish the nature and importance of Salvation, while clearly communicating the principles of Christian worldview? In this podcast, J. Warner describes the eight verses from the Book of Romans commonly used to trace the "Roman's Road" and employs them to develop both a conversational and formal approach to communicating the Gospel.
Christians understand our salvation is a free gift of God and cannot be earned in any way. But what happens to us in eternity? Do we all experience exactly the same thing? Do all saved Christians experience the same kind of responsibility, joy and purpose? Are there different levels of responsibility and reward in heave, and if so, how are these levels "earned"? Does this notion contradict or undermine the idea that Salvation is a free gift?
Radio show host extraordinaire, Bill Arnold, interviews J. Warner to talk about the theology of Jesus and Salvation. Why don't all theologians agree on issues surrounding the nature of Christianity and Jesus? What, precisely, do I need to believe in order to be saved? Why is correct theology so important in the first place? Isn't mere "belief" in Jesus enough? Be sure to listen to Bill at Faith Radio.
In this podcast, J. Warner talks to Mark Mittelberg, author of Contagious Faith: Discover Your Natural Style for Sharing Jesus with Others, on the Stand to Reason Radio Show. They discuss the five styles of evangelism people prefer based on their personalities and gifts, the book's curriculum, and the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics.
Jesus makes it very clear the Christian walk isn't easy, including our efforts to share the Gospel. In this podcast, J. Warner and Bill Arnold discuss sharing the gospel, jury selection, Christian police officers, the true liberal agenda, listening and loving, and much more.
The ancient Old Testament historical figures were real people-just like us. By studying the lives of Old Testament Bible characters, we can develop a stronger knowledge of God's Word and draw closer to Him in the process. In this podcast, Bill Arnold interviews J. Warner about Aaron, the brother of Moses.
What one decision has most impacted your life? Every thought about that question? In this podcast, J. Warner talks with Joe Amaral, author of Get Off Your Ash, about the role that priorities, choices, and decisions play in shaping our future.
Can Christianity answer common questions and objections leveled by an increasingly skeptical culture? In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace joins J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen and Eric Hernandez to answer audience questions after the 2022 [un]apologetics Conference in Orange, Texas.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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/
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/
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.
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.