Tag Archives: reliability of the Bible

Examining the Claims of Theism and Christianity with Russ Garret (Podcast)

J. Warner Wallace talks with Russ Garrett from The Coffee Break about the evidence for Christianity. What are the common objections to Christianity and how can these be answered? What approach can we take to defend the truth of Christianity? You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast …

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Quick Shot: “Jesus is a ‘copycat’ savior”

Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate …

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Separating Biblical Artifacts from Evidence (Podcast)

In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels to examine the variants in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament gospels. What investigative techniques (learned at crime scenes) can be employed …

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The Gift of Christmas Was Predicted With the Gift of Prophecy

The Gift of Christmas Was Predicted With the Gift of Prophecy

As Christmas gift exchanges approach, the gift of Jesus is easily obscured. But gifted prophets predicted the birth of the Messiah, and these prophesies, like other Old Testament prophecies, testify to the Divine nature of the Bible. The New Testament contains two different types of prophetic declarations: the prophecies uttered …

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Does the “Unreasonable” Nature of the Virgin Conception Invalidate the Story of Jesus?

For some, the miraculous claim of the virgin conception of Jesus disqualifies the Gospel accounts as reliable history. The famous writer, atheist and debater, Christopher Hitchens regularly referred to the virgin conception as a clear example of the unreasonable nature of the Gospels. Hitchens would occasionally attempt to demonstrate the …

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Was the Virgin Conception Borrowed from Prior Mythologies?

I thought I would complete this week’s series of Christmas blogs by addressing three common objections to the virgin conception of Jesus. I’ll start with the objection that the virgin conception was borrowed from prior pagan mythologies such as those of Mithras or Horus. Skeptics have properly observed that many …

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Do the Gospels Contradict One Another? (Video)

J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective” series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner addresses the question: Why should we trust the gospel accounts when there are places where they don’t seem to agree? Doesn’t this apparent disagreement disqualify …

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How Can We Trust What’s Been Written About the Martyrdom of the Apostles? (Video)

In this clip from a Q&A Session at the 2018 NRBtv Defending Truth Conference, J. Warner Wallace answers a question related to the martyrdom of the disciples in the historical record. Other panelists include Ravi Zacharias, Frank Turek, and Stuart McAllister. For more information about NRBtv, please visit their website. …

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