We’re about to conclude our annual tradition of posting the most popular resources from the past year. In 2017, nearly 1,000,000 unique visitors accessed resources on our website, and many of them watched our Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. Our TV show airs twice a week on NRBtv, and the entire archive is available on YouTube. We’ve produced over 100 episodes of this 28-minute video broadcast and we also render it weekly as an MP3 podcast. Here are the top ten most popular episodes from 2017:
#10. How to Set the Stage to Effectively Communicate the Gospel (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #99)
What is the single most important thing we should consider when preparing to share the truth?
#9. How to Read and Think More Clearly As A Christian Case Maker (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #95)
How do detectives investigate cases, and what can be learned from their approach to document evidence? Can any of these principles be applied to the reading of scripture?
#8. Stop Teaching Young Christians (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #88)
J. Warner presents a strategy to equip young Christians to defend the truth of the Christian worldview.
#7. Was the Virgin Conception of Jesus Borrowed from Prior Mythologies? (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #53)
Was the virgin conception borrowed from ancient pagan myths? Do these ancient mythologies resemble Jesus or offer a similar birth narrative?
#6. Maintaining Our Christian Priorities In An Ever-Changing Culture (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #80)
Why is the case for the Bible more important than any other discussion we might have?
#5. Are Theists the Only People Who Have the “Burden of Proof”? (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #83)
J. Warner explains why everyone has an equal burden of proof to account for what we experience in the universe.
#4. Young Christians Need Worldview Training (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #90)
J. Warner describes the challenges facing young Christians and introduces viewers to Summit Conferences.
#3. Should Christians Judge Others? (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #81)
J. Warner discusses an often-misunderstood verse of Scripture: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1).
#2. The Rich, Robust Evidential History of Christianity (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #85)
Unlike other theistic worldviews, Christianity is grounded in the historical events of the first century. As a result, it can be tested unlike any other.
And here it is, the most popular broadcast posted in 2017:
#1. Why Is God So Hidden? (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #82)
J. Warner provides several good reasons why God might remain silent or elusive in order to accomplish a greater good.
These ten episodes, all posted in 2017, became the most viewed and most shared broadcasts on our website. I hope you got a chance to view them as well, but if you didn’t, here is your opportunity. Thanks so much for making Cold-Case Christianity a part of your Christian experience. We hope we’ve helped you to become a better Christian Case Maker.
J. Warner Wallace is a Cold-Case Detective, Christian Case Maker, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and the author of Cold-Case Christianity, Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, God’s Crime Scene, God’s Crime Scene for Kids, and Forensic Faith.