Thu, 29 December 2016
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the difference between evidence and inference in an effort to clarify the role that evidence plays in forming a conclusion. Why is it that two people can look at the same evidence yet come to two different conclusions? What other factors are involved in the decision-making process? What do people mean when they say something is “settled science” and is this term used correctly by the culture? How do these issues impact the way we present and consider the case for Christianity?
Direct download: Why_People_Sometimes_Disagree_About_the_Evidence_for_Christianity.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am PDT
Thu, 22 December 2016
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Virgin Conception and discusses its role in the Christmas narrative and its place in the Christian worldview. Why is the virgin conception of Jesus important? Is it an essential claim of Christianity? Could Jesus be the Savior of the world if he wasn’t conceived miraculously? How should we, as Christians making the case for truth, approach the subject with our skeptical friends and family members?
Direct download: Is_the_Virgin_Conception_An_Essential_Claim_of_Christianity.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28am PDT
Thu, 15 December 2016
In this blast from the past, J. Warner takes a thorough look at objections to the essential Christian claim that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary. Is the "virgin conception" a ridiculous claim that defies reason and is unsupported by the history recorded in the New Testament and elsewhere?
Direct download: Is_the_Virgin_Conception_True_and_Can_It_Be_Defended.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36am PDT
Thu, 8 December 2016
In this blast from the past, J. Warner again examines the claim that Jesus is simply a fictional reiteration of prior copy-cat mythologies and offers five basic principles necessary to examine the claims fairly. J. Warner then applies these five principles to a common atheist assertion that Psalm 23 is simply a copy of a Hymn to Osiris. In addition, Jim discusses the nature of eyewitness testimony related to the life of Jesus in response to an email from a non-believer.
Direct download: Five_Principles_to_Respond_to_Claims_That_Jesus_is_a_Copy-Cat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46am PDT
Thu, 1 December 2016
In this blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the dating of the Gospels. Critics often claim that Jesus never really lived and that the Gospels were written centuries after his "supposed" life. These same critics claim that the Gospels are mythologies that appear late in history rather than eyewitness testimonies that first appeared within the lifetimes of eyewitnesses. Did the Gospels appear early enough to have been written by eyewitnesses? In this podcast, J. Warner examines the textual and historical evidence for the dating of the Gospels to establish whether we should trust what they say about Jesus.
Direct download: Are_There_Early_Eyewitness_Accounts_of_the_Life_of_Jesus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01am PDT