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Video: Is the universe designed for life?

Is the Universe Designed for Life?

Is the universe designed for life? “The fact that the universe is fine-tuned in such a way that carbon-based life emerges is for the most part noncontroversial.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective and Author, Cold Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses the nature of the finely-tuned world we live in and the potential explanations for it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Is the universe designed for life?

Is the Jonah Story Plausible?

Is the Jonah Story Plausible?

This recent video by Dr. Sean McDowell draws our attention to one of the most famous, and infamous, Bible stories. Could Jonah have actually been swallowed by a big fish? Sean makes a few interesting points that make the details of the story more plausible, but in the second half of the video Sean truly gets to the heart of the matter. He points out that if God has truly done so many of the… Read More →Is the Jonah Story Plausible?

Can We Trust the Resurrection?

Can We Trust the Resurrection?

Earlier this week Detective J. Warner Wallace posted an important video on the resurrection of Jesus. Wallace says that after looking at the various theories that attempt to explain the facts surrounding Jesus’ death, only the resurrection hypothesis can account for all of the evidence. It was only Wallace’s presupposition against miracles that kept him from accepting the Christian explanation of the facts. Wallace challenges us to look at the facts and the theories to… Read More →Can We Trust the Resurrection?

Video: Why would a good God allow a place like Hell?

Why would a good God allow a place like Hell?

Why would a good God allow a place like Hell? “When people say ‘Why does God send people to Hell?’ I say, because God won’t force people into Heaven against their will.” — Dr. Frank Turek, President, Author, and Speaker, CrossExamined Dr. Frank Turek clarifies misconceptions about Hell to explain why God allows people to go there. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking,… Read More →Video: Why would a good God allow a place like Hell?

Evidence for the Supernatural

The Resurrection of the Son of God Let’s turn our attention to the one miracle central to the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The Apostle Paul, Christianity’s earliest and most successful evangelist, treated the resurrection as the basis of Christianity’s validity: Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then… Read More →Evidence for the Supernatural

Video: How can we have good conversations with authority figures?

How can we have good conversations with authority figures? “Ask questions, and do this within a context where you have already shown them that you respect them.” — Michael Sherrard, Author and Speaker, Relational Apologetics Author Michael Sherrard discusses how the key to conversations with authority figures is to show them respect. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties… Read More →Video: How can we have good conversations with authority figures?

Video: What makes eyewitness testimony important?

Importance of Eyewitness Testimony

What makes eyewitness testimony important? “You and I, if we are Christians, actually happen to be in the one theistic worldview that could be tested on the strength of its eyewitness testimony.” — J. Warner Wallace, Speaker and Author of Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses how Christianity is unique among religions in its emphasis on the eyewitness testimony of real historical events. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to… Read More →Video: What makes eyewitness testimony important?

Video: What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

What must atheists steal from God to make their case? “Evil only exists if good exists, and good only exists if God exists, so if you’re an atheist and you’re going to say that evil disproves God, you actually have to steal from God in order to make that argument.” — Dr. Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Dr. Frank Turek shows how one must steal a standard of morality from God to object to His existence… Read More →Video: What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

Video: How is a “forensic faith” different?

How is a “forensic faith” different? “You can at least know that the step you are taking is not unreasonable or blind. Instead it is reasonable, based on the evidence.” — J. Warner Wallace, Author and Detective, Cold Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses three ways that we can hold a belief, the last of which is the forensic faith that is most consistent with Christianity. This video is part… Read More →Video: How is a “forensic faith” different?

Video: How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths?

How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths?

How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths? “We enjoy inviting non-Christians into our home, having meals with them, and being authentic with them.” — Kevin Bywater, Director, Oxford Study Centre Kevin Bywater explains how the best way to develop relationships with people of other faiths is to show them hospitality. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the… Read More →Video: How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths?

Detective Wallace: Connecting Careers and Christianity

Detective Wallace: Connecting Careers and Christianity

This broadcast by J. Warner Wallace builds an interesting, useful framework for understanding the evidence for God’s existence. Wallace discusses a technique for evaluating evidence that he learned in his time as a detective, which he calls the “inside the room game.” He says that in the same way we can look at the evidence left at a crime scene to determine whether or not there was an outside intruder, we can look at the… Read More →Detective Wallace: Connecting Careers and Christianity

Fact vs. Faith?

With an average viewership of over 18,000,000 people, CBS’s hit show The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms on television. Now in its twelfth, and final season, The Big Bang Theory will be the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in television history with 279 episodes. The show also boasts some of the highest-paid actors on TV, with some characters making around one million dollars per episode.¹ Christianity and The Big Bang Theory The… Read More →Fact vs. Faith?