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Cold Case Christianity Author Coming to Living Word

Written By Ryan Egan on 08/20/2013 | Posted in Congregational LifeNews

In just over two weeks, on September 8th, Living Word Free Lutheran Church will be kicking off our fall activities.

We will be starting two services that day, at 8 and 10:45 AM, with Christian Education for all ages between at 9:30.

As part of the fall kickoff Living Word will be hosting J. Warner Wallace of Stand to Reason, author of Cold Case Christianity, for several events throughout September 8 - 10. Take a look at this brief introductory video from J. Warner:

Weekend Schedule

J. Warner will be teaching at both services on September 8th as well as teaching a session on "Cold Case Christianity: How to Prepare for an Attack; The Cold Case Difference Between Artificats & Evidence" that evening at 7 PM. He will also be presenting on "Understanding the Importance of Christian Case Making" during the adult Sunday School class that morning.

The following evening, Monday, September 9th, J. Warner will be teaching on "The Cold Case Reliability of the Gospels" at 7 PM. This event is designed to invite the general public and even skeptics to Christianity. (links above will bring you to Facebook events where you can RSVP and/or invite people)

About J. Warner Wallace

In a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, J. Warner Wallace will be a refreshing teacher to help our church become Christian case makers.

J. Warner Wallace was an atheist for 35 years. He was passionate in his opposition to Christianity, and he enjoyed debating his Christian friends. In debating his friends, J. Warner seldom found them prepared to defend what they believed. He became a Police Officer and eventually advanced to Detective. Along the way, he developed a healthy respect for the role of evidence in discerning truth, and his profession gave him ample opportunity to press into proactive what he had leaved about the nature and power of evidence. Throughout all of this, he remained an “angry atheist”, hostile to Christianity and largely dismissive of Christians.

When J. Warner took time to be honest with himself, he had to admit that he never took the time to examine the evidence for the Christian Worldview without the bias and presupposition of naturalism. He never gave the case for Christianity a fair shake. When he finally examined the evidence fairly, he found it difficult to deny, especially if he hoped to retain his respect for the way evidence is utilized to determine truth. J. Warner found the evidence for Christianity to be convincing.

J. Warner founded PleaseConvinceMe.com as a transparent resource that tracks his own spiritual journey. From angry atheist, to skeptic, to believer, to seminarian, to pastor, to author and podcaster, his journey has been assisted by his experience as a Detective. J. Warner wrote, “Cold-Case Christianity” with a desire to share those experiences with you, It’s J. Warner’s hope that his own efforts to detect and articulate the truth will help you to become a better Christian Case Maker.


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Ryan serves as Director of Worship & Creative Arts at Living Word. He is a follower of Jesus, husband, father of three, worshiper and creative.

Worship: Sundays at 9:00 AM | Christian Education: 10:30 AM