jwallace

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, and Forensic Faith.

Unbelievable? Two Reasons Why Some People Reject the Reliability of the Gospels

During an interview on Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley, I responded to the objections of two atheists who rejected the reliability of the Gospel accounts on the basis of apparent contradictions with Josephus’ record and a concern about-corroborative evidence. I’ve learned to employ a four-pronged template when assessing the reliability of …

Read More »

How Modelling An Evidential Faith Can Change the Lives Around You (Video)

J. Warner Wallace describes the journey of a quiet member of his youth group who became a bold ambassador for Christianity after watching others model an outspoken, evidential Christian faith. Rational confidence almost always results in passion, courage and engagement. That’s why all believers must train themselves and develop a …

Read More »

If Christians Are Supposed to Rely on Evidence, Why Call It Faith?

I’ve written a Christian apologetics book that makes the case for making the case. I argue that Christians ought to embrace a more evidential, thoughtful faith that can be described as the most reasonable inference from evidence. Many people, after reading the book and thinking about this definition of “faith,” …

Read More »

Why Would A Loving God Create A Place Like Hell?

When Rob Bell released his book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, he capitalized on the historic controversy surrounding the existence and nature of hell. Critics of Christianity have cited the hell’s existence as evidence against the loving nature of …

Read More »

Why Can’t Christians Agree? (Podcast)

If the Christian God is the one true God, why is all of Christianity divided into so many denominations? In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the “Problem of Christian Denominationalism” and answers listener email related to the topic. In addition, Jim reads and discusses Timothy Williamson’s opinion …

Read More »

Were the Early Christians Really Persecuted?

In Cold Case Christianity, I discuss the evidential value of the martyrdoms of the original eyewitnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus. When evaluating the reliability of these witnesses, their potential bias can be assessed on the basis of their willingness to die rather than recant their testimony. Many skeptics, however, …

Read More »

As Christians, We Need Better Answers (Video)

When asked, “Why are you a Christian?” most Christians provide the same answers that believers of every other theistic worldview offer. Are these answers good enough if everyone (and anyone) can use them to explain their commitment to a particular worldview? J. Warner Wallace challenges viewers to develop better answers …

Read More »

Why Make the Case for Christianity, If God Is in Control?

I’ve written a Christian apologetics book that makes the case for making the case. I argue that Christians ought to embrace a more evidential, thoughtful faith and accept their duty to become Christian case-makers. Many people, after reading the book and thinking about this call to become better case makers, …

Read More »