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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?

Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Are Miracles Possible?

Are miracles possible? “If there was a beginning to the universe, and Genesis 1:1 is true, then every other verse in the Bible is at least possible.” — Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Many people object to Christianity because of its miracle claims. In this video, Dr. Frank Turek discusses the possibility of the miracles in the Bible, based on current scientific and philosophical evidence. This video is part of a series titled “Answers… Read More →Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Starting Conversations with Questions

Starting Conversations with Questions

This video by Greg Koukl offers some guidance for starting important conversations. He proposes that we ask people variations of the question “What do you mean by that?” to gather information about those we are communicating with. These questions, Greg says, will help us understand the views of the other person, thus enabling us to more effectively gear the rest of the conversation in the right direction. As daunting as starting conversations about religion may… Read More →Starting Conversations with Questions

Couldn’t God Forgive Everyone?

Couldn't God Forgive Everyone?

In this short post, Dr. William Lane Craig of Reasonable Faith answers a tough question about God: why doesn’t he just forgive everyone? If we are all sinners, and he went to the trouble to come to earth to pay the price for our sins, why wouldn’t he just forgive all the sinners (everyone) and let them all into Heaven? Dr. Craig responds by saying that Christ’s forgiveness must be accepted for it to take… Read More →Couldn’t God Forgive Everyone?

Video: Does the reality of evil disprove the existence of God?

God and Evil

Does the reality of evil disprove the existence of God? “The fact that something truly evil did occur can really only be understood if first God exists and provides us with a standard of righteousness.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective & Author, Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith In this video, Detective J. Warner Wallace explains how a transcendent standard of righteousness is required to judge between good and evil, thus supporting the existence of God.… Read More →Video: Does the reality of evil disprove the existence of God?

Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?

What You Believe & Why

Why do we need to know what we believe? “Studies show that one of the reasons kids disengage the church… is they are not ready with an answer.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor, Biola University In this video, Sean McDowell discusses the importance of knowing what we believe, why we believe it, and what we should do about it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?

Video: “Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer

Why are you a Christian?

“Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer “Now is the time for all of us to take our discretionary income, to take our discretionary time, and put it where it really matters: understanding the evidence for Christianity and getting ready to make the case to others.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective & Author, Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith In this video, detective J. Warner Wallace explains how Christians can differentiate themselves from followers of… Read More →Video: “Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer

Video: Effective apologetics without being an expert

Effective Apologetics

Effective apologetics without being an expert “If you want to have effective conversation with people, then find points of communication by asking them about what they believe and why they believe it.” — Mary Jo Sharp, Assistant Professor of Apologetics, Houston Baptist University In this video, Mary Jo Sharp gives practical advice for incorporating apologetics into conversation. If we ask questions about the other person’s views, we can understand and evaluate their ideas without having… Read More →Video: Effective apologetics without being an expert

Defining Our Terms: Having Clear Conversations

Having Effective Conversations

In this video, Tim Barnett makes a great point about the nature of God. He points out that God doesn’t need us for anything because He is completely self-sufficient. Objecting to God’s self-sufficient nature by saying He “requires” something from us is to equivocate a “requirement” from us, for our benefit, to a “need” that God has us to fulfill. These two meanings are very different; the question of who is in need is quite important. As… Read More →Defining Our Terms: Having Clear Conversations

Evidence: Experience Over Facts?

Evidence: Experience vs. Facts

This recent post by blogger Natasha Crain highlights some crucial points about the role that objective evidence should play in our understanding of reality. Natasha walks us through the way she processed the terrifying idea that she might have cancer. Through this experience, she saw some of the limits of trying to look at reality objectively all the time. Many times, especially in moments of hardship, even the most intellectual people are not interested in… Read More →Evidence: Experience Over Facts?

Can Darwinism explain the language of life?

Language of Life

In this recent episode of the Discovery Institute’s ID the Future podcast, Dr. Jonathan Wells brings to light some interesting information (no pun intended) about the genetic code that is foundational to cellular life. He explains how this specified information, this language, cannot be explained by random mutation and natural selection for the same reason that randomly shaking up a bunch of letters and throwing them out on the floor randomly would not produce a… Read More →Can Darwinism explain the language of life?