Tag Archives: Epistemology

Why Christians Aren’t the Only People Who Shoulder a Burden of Proof (Video)

In this video from a message delivered at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, J. Warner Wallace addresses a common challenge for Christian believers: Since we are the ones who claim that God exists, are we the only ones who shoulder the burden of proof? If everyone who makes a claim must …

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Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference Between Facts and Inferences (Video)

In this video from a message delivered at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, J. Warner Wallace describes the difference between a “fact” and an “inference”. Why do some people look at the evidence for a particular claim but come to very different conclusions? What forces (in addition to the evaluation of …

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Why the Gospels Can Differ, Yet Still Be Reliable (Video)

In this video from a message delivered at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, J. Warner Wallace describes why the differences between Gospel accounts don’t automatically nullify their validity. In fact, there are jury instructions to help jurors assess differences between eyewitness accounts. How can these instructions help us evaluate the Gospels? …

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The Reasonable, Evidential Nature of Christian Faith

Skeptics sometimes portray Christians as both “unreasonable” and “unreasoning”. The Christian culture only exacerbates the problem when it advocates for a definition of “faith” removed from evidence. Is true faith blind? How are true believers to respond to doubt? What is the relationship between faith and reason? Richard Dawkins once …

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Why It’s Important for Christians to Understand the Difference Between Possible and Reasonable Doubt (Video)

In this video from a message delivered at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, J. Warner Wallace describes why it’s important for Christians to “instruct their juries” about the nature of evidence, especially the standard of proof known as “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” Do we have to answer every possible question in …

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Why Do We Have to Make the Case for Making the Case for Christianity? (Video)

J. Warner Wallace talks about why it’s important to convince the church about the need for Christian apologetics in this interview with Jon Morrison. Why must we make the case for making the case? How will this effort help us to encourage a more reasonable, evidential Christian faith? This clip …

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When Is Enough Evidence… Enough? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner responds listener email questioning the adequacy of circumstantial evidence. Can we really trust circumstantial evidence or must we also have direct evidence to determine the truth of a matter? How does this apply to defending the Christian Worldview? When do we know …

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