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The Stand to Reason “Please Convince Me” Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). We examine the case for the Christian Worldview from an evidential perspective and do our best to tell it like it is. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind, we examine the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Along the way we also take a critical look at the nature of the Christian Church in America today. Why are so many young people leaving the church? Why are so many older Christians apathetic and unengaged? Why do so few Christians understand what they believe, and why do even fewer understand WHY they believe it? Join us each week as we sort through the evidence for the Christian Worldview and examine the life of the Church. Please visit our websites at www.STR.org and www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.

The Stand to Reason “Please Convince Me” Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). We examine the case for the Christian Worldview from an evidential perspective and do our best to tell it like it is. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind, we examine the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Along the way we also take a critical look at the nature of the Christian Church in America today. Why are so many young people leaving the church? Why are so many older Christians apathetic and unengaged? Why do so few Christians understand what they believe, and why do even fewer understand WHY they believe it? Join us each week as we sort through the evidence for the Christian Worldview and examine the life of the Church. Please visit our websites at www.STR.org and www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.
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The Stand to Reason “Please Convince Me” Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). We examine the case for the Christian Worldview from an evidential perspective and do our best to tell it like it is. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind, we examine the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Along the way we also take a critical look at the nature of the Christian Church in America today. Why are so many young people leaving the church? Why are so many older Christians apathetic and unengaged? Why do so few Christians understand what they believe, and why do even fewer understand WHY they believe it? Join us each week as we sort through the evidence for the Christian Worldview and examine the life of the Church. Please visit our websites at www.STR.org and www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.

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English


Episodes

Listener Q and A - with Amy Hall

10/16/2019
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In this podcast, J. Warner joins Stand to Reason’s Amy Hall to answer questions in an episode of #STRAsk. Is it wrong to call Mormon missionaries “elders”? Is it a good or bad idea to have an atheist come speak to a youth group? How should I respond if, when I ask an atheist if he thinks God exists, he says, “Which God?” How can we know whether or not life catastrophes are punishments as they often were in the Old Testament? Be sure to subscribe to Stand to Reason’s great lineup of podcasts.

Duration:00:31:38

Let's Remember That We Are All Sinners

10/9/2019
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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to minimize the sin in our lives, especially when we compare ourselves with others. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.

Duration:00:26:06

Quick Shot Responses to “You Can't Trust the Bible Because It Was Written by Humans”

10/2/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “You Can't Trust the Bible Because It Was Written by Humans.” Is Christian scripture limited and flawed due to the fact it was written by Christians? Does this truth explain the apparent existence of “contradictions” in the Bible? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “There are No Objective Moral Truths”

9/25/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “There are No Objective Moral Truths.” Are moral truths entirely subjective? Are they simply rooted in personal opinions or cultural consensus? If there are objective moral truths, how can they be properly “grounded”? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family...

Duration:00:28:00

Why Your Work ID Isn’t All That Important

9/18/2019
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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to identify ourselves with our work. Why is there a danger in trying to identify with temporal success and position? How can we combat that inclination? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.

Duration:00:22:09

Quick Shot Responses to “Moral Truths Are a Product of Culture”

9/11/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Moral Truths Are a Product of Culture.” Are moral truths subjective? Are they decided by cultures and groups? Do we need God o ground objective moral truths? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “There is No Evidence for God’s Existence”

9/4/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “There is No Evidence for God’s Existence.” How can we possibly make an affirmative case for the existence of God? Can we use an evidential approach, and if so, how would we approach this task? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “You’re Only a Christian Because You Were Raised in a Christian Culture”

8/28/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “You’re Only a Christian Because You Were Raised in a Christian Culture.” Do Christians in America (or any Christian culture) believe what we believe simply because we were raised that way? Is this true of all religious believers? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “There is No Such Thing as Sin”

8/21/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “There is No Such Thing as Sin.” Isn’t the concept of “sin” simply a matter of opinion? Why should I accept what Christianity says about “sin”? Isn’t “sin” just a notion leveraged by Christians to justify their need for a Savior? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “Truth Cannot Be Known with Any Certainty”

8/14/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Truth Cannot Be Known with Any Certainty.” Even if some claims are objectively true, how can we be sure – given our limited ability as finite humans – we can know the truth with any certainty? Isn’t it arrogant to claim you know something is true, to the exclusion of all other views and opinions? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “Earth is Just a Pale Blue Dot in a Huge Hostile Universe”

8/7/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Earth is Just a Pale Blue Dot in a Huge Hostile Universe.” If the earth was specially designed by God, why does it appear to be so unimportant in the universe? Why is it surrounded by a universe that appears to be randomly hostile? If God cared so much about Earth, why wouldn’t appear to be more important in the grander scale of the cosmos? These...

Duration:00:28:00

How an Eternity Full of Tomorrows Can Help Us Get Through Today

7/31/2019
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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to view the world through our temporal, finite experience. Why do we struggle in the moment as Christians when we know we’ve been promised eternity? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.

Duration:00:21:13

Quick Shot Responses to “Being a Good Person is All That Really Matters”

7/24/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Being a Good Person is All That Really Matters.” Doesn’t God care more about your behavior than your religious beliefs? Why should anyone believe that God wouldn’t simply honor good behavior instead of religious conviction? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “Moral Truths Are a Matter of Personal Opinion”

7/17/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Moral Truths Are a Matter of Personal Opinion.” How are moral truths “grounded”? Are they simply a matter of personal opinion or cultural consensus? If they aren’t grounded in this way, are they evidence of Gods existence? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “Christianity is Anti-Science”

7/10/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Christianity is Anti-Science.” Is belief in Christianity (or God’s existence in general) anti-scientific? Does the Christian worldview devalue science? Is there an irreconcilable divide between faith and reason, or faith and science? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your...

Duration:00:28:00

How “Danger” Turns Teaching into Training

7/3/2019
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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to describe the value of perceived “danger” in training young Christians to defend what they believe and grow in their confidence as Christi followers. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.

Duration:00:21:13

Quick Shot Responses to “Jesus Didn't Even Think He was God”

6/26/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “Jesus Didn't Even Think He was God.” Was Jesus a simple rabbi who merely came to teach love to His disciples? Did Jesus think He was God? Did He do or say anything to indicate one this one way or the other? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members....

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “A Loving God Would Not Send People to Hell”

6/19/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “A Loving God Would Not Send People to Hell.” Why would a loving God send anyone to hell? Why wouldn’t God make sure everyone can go to heaven? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so...

Duration:00:28:00

Quick Shot Responses to “The Bible condones slavery”

6/12/2019
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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “The Bible condones slavery.” Critics claim the Bible either celebrates or condones the notion of slavery, but is this true? What definitions of “slavery” do they presuppose when making this claim? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are...

Duration:00:28:00

Resisting the Desire to Simply Follow the Rules

6/5/2019
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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to simply “follow the rules”. How does this inclination inhibit our ability to truly know and understand the heart of God? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.

Duration:00:29:39