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Why a Department of Atheism at the University Proves the Existence of God (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S7E06)

Why a Department of Atheism at the University Proves the Existence of God
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As atheism continues to grow on university campuses, some academic institutions, like the University of Miami, are establishing departments to advance the cause of atheism, secularism, and humanism. But do these efforts to advance atheism rely on a theistic foundation? Does the establishment of a Department of Atheism actually prove the existence of God? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

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For more information about the scientific and philosophical evidence pointing to a Divine Creator, please read God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. This book employs a simple crime scene strategy to investigate eight pieces of evidence in the universe to determine the most reasonable explanation. The book is accompanied by an eight-session God’s Crime Scene DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).



  1. Joel Settecase

    April 14, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    The studio lighting is looking GOOD! I’d love to have you back on the Think Podcast again sometime, Jim!

  2. Steve

    April 19, 2021 at 8:31 am

    I post on a Christian forum in the atheist section.
    I started an OP with the question of how atheists know or make the determination of whether something is true or not.

    After 13 pages of back and forth, one particularly antagonistic atheist posted the following statement.

    We are atheists because we wanted to know about the truth of the lack of God and we simply asked the lack of God whether it was true or not. So we first had to have enough faith that a lack of God existed to sit down and sincerely ask whether that lack of God was true or not, and for the last 45 years I have been experiencing that lack of God with such profound surety that I know that the only way to show you that the lack of God exists is for you to do the work and sincerely ask for yourself.

    When that happens, you only become open to the grace of the lack of God’s existence. Even then you cannot yourself come to the knowledge of the lack of God. It’s not an intellectual endeavor. You can come the it. It is an internal personal experience that comes to you. The lack of the existence of God must choose you by its grace to reveal itself – and it absolutely will. If you ask sincerely you are then chosen and you will be visited by the conviction of the lack of God’s holy ghost. Then you will be seated with the surety of the lack of God that I have experienced for myself going on 45+ years. But you have to do the work.
    I responded yesterday, but I’m still laughing here, because it seems both a sarcastic response to silence any further discussion, and an honest expression of their beliefs.

    The key point being:

    because we wanted to know about the truth of the lack of God and we simply asked the lack of God whether it was true or not

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