“What if a brilliant prosecutor tried to prove the existence of God using real evidence and crystal clear arguments? Well, that’s precisely what J. Warner does in this magnificent book—and you get to be the jury. Don’t blink. Thrilling and amazing.” – Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer
Since September of last year I have been posting blogs on the Case for Christianity and giving evidence and insights in many categories as to why I believe Christianity is true. As a former agnostic and skeptic of the Christian faith I have done enough research to justify this claim of truth. The result of my research has been astounding and the vast amount of evidence, along with the confession of my own sins and shortcomings, has led me to claim Jesus as Lord and Savior, the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).
One of my mentors in this journey has been J. Warner Wallace, former atheist, seasoned cold-case detective, author and popular national speaker. He has been on NBC’s Dateline more than any other detective and has a perfect record helping prosecute cold-cases (even assisting in the recent defeat of renowned defense attorney Robert Shapiro). He is a member of a three-generation law enforcement family and adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University.
J. Warner Wallace is a Christian Case Maker and I like that title. There are so many wrong ideas floating around out there today concerning Christianity. Case making helps you sort through the available evidence and then make a determination based on the facts, not just feelings. He did an excellent job of this in his first book called Cold-Case Christianity so I am excited to begin reading his current book God’s Crime Scene.
Since I am a high school biology teacher this book is right up my alley yet if it reads like Cold-Case Christianity, and I believe it does, then you will find the style and creative artwork very reader friendly. If you are in a battle with the philosophy that permeates secular education like I am a book like God’s Crime Scene will help give additional tools and resources that support a Christian world-view.
Over the next few weeks I am going to post reviews of this book with some of its highlights and insights. I am planning to incorporate this book and much of its research into my next Case for Christianity class that will include presentations of evidence for a Creator via intelligent design versus neo-Darwinian evolution for human origin. This class and corresponding blog posts will begin in September.
One thing I noticed right away is the amount endorsements for God’s Crime Scene from some of the top apologists of our day: Dr. Stephen C. Meyer; Nancy Pearcey; Lee Strobel; Dr. Frank Turek; Hank Hanegraaff; Paul Copan; Craig J. Hazen, PhD; Nabeel Qureshi, MD; John Stonestreet; Brett Kunkle; Mary Jo Sharp; Sean McDowell, PhD; Amy K. Hall; Abdu Murray; Richard Howe, PhD; and Eric Metaxas. He also receives glowing endorsements from top scientists like Astrophysicists Dr. Jeffrey Zweerink and Sarah Salviander, PhD; and Biochemist Michael Behe, PhD, not to mention Dateline’s News Correspondent Keith Morrison along with several others.
The Bible has much to say about not ‘playing the fool’ in fact it teaches quite the opposite (Proverbs 1:7). We are called to be knowledgeable, testing all things with wisdom and discernment, and we are to search for truth. Pilate, who asked Jesus sarcastically “What is truth,” really did play the fool when the truth was standing right in front of him (John 18:38).
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. –Hosea 4:6
Let me know what you think: Buy “God’s Crime Scene” and join me this month by reading along. Give feedback, ask questions and share thoughts. Be someone who searches for truth.
In these posts I am going to continue to present logical reasoning and sound scientific evidence not found in the public school textbooks.
This blog will begin a new series in September 2015. If you’d like to review the previous series you can start by going back to the September 1, 2014 Introduction called A Case for Christianity: Why do we need one?
– Teri Dugan
Always be ready to give an answer for the hope that you have in Christ Jesus as Lord. 1 Peter 3:15