Here we are again, at the end of another year. It’s been our busiest yet at Cold-Case Christianity, with more speaking events than ever before, even as we published Forensic Faith, the Forensic Faith Curriculum Kit, and God’s Crime Scene for Kids. In addition, we updated the Case Makers Academy and finished two student academies designed to help your kids make the case for Jesus and the existence of God. Along the way we also posted over 250 new articles, videos and broadcasts. In keeping with our annual tradition, here are the ten most popular articles posted in 2017 (including the links to each article):
#10. Is the Raising of Lazarus Fictional?
Why is the raising of Lazarus missing from the other gospel accounts? Does the account contain exaggerations that expose it as fiction?
#9. The Case for the Historicity and Deity of Jesus (Free Bible Insert)
A helpful brief summary of the cumulative case for the historicity and deity of Jesus (also available as a free downloadable Bible Insert).
#8. Who Is Jesus, According to Other Religions?
If you’re interested in a quest for truth, it would be wise to start with the faith system best describing the man many other systems already acknowledge.
#7. Christian Worldview: What Does It Mean to Be “In the World” but Not “Of the World”?
What does it really mean to live as a Christian in a non-Christian environment? What happens when our “point of location” becomes our “source of information”?
#6. The Best Question to Ask When Starting a Conversation About God
Ever struggle to find a way to start a conversation about God? This one important question will get you started.
#5. Three M’s That Naturalism Can’t Provide
I once called myself a naturalist while embracing three characteristics of reality that simply cannot be explained by naturalism.
#4. UPDATED: Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?
Some deny the flight of young people altogether, but the growing statistics should alarm us enough as Church leaders to do something about the dilemma.
#3. The Challenges Facing Young Christians
Young Christians face challenges from a very early age. Many struggle to hold on to their faith, or leave Christianity altogether. How is the Church responding?
#2. Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?
The ancient non-Christian interpretations (and critical commentaries) of the Gospel accounts serve to strengthen the core claims of the New Testament.
And here it is, the most popular article posted in 2017:
#1. Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Horus Mythology?
Is Jesus simply a retelling of the Horus myth? How similar is Horus to Jesus upon close examination? Do these similarities invalidate the historicity of Jesus?
These ten articles, all posted in 2017, became the most read, most popular articles on our website. They were viewed and shared thousands of times. I hope you got a chance to read 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.