For Immediate Release
June 15, 2017
Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104,Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716 or 610.584.1096, ext. 102
Southern Evangelical Seminary Welcomes ‘Forensic Faith’ Author and ‘Cold-Case Christianity’ Detective J. Warner Wallace to Apologetics Conference This Fall; Early Bird Deadline Is Aug. 1
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Whether it’s a wonderment of “why” or “how,” nearly every Christian questions something about his or her faith at some point in life.
J. Warner Wallace took that line of questioning even further, looking at all the evidence in his investigation of Christianity, and after a serious and exhaustive study, the former atheist determined that Christianity was demonstrably true.
The cold-case homicide detective, apologetics professor, Christian case-maker and author of the best-selling “Cold-Case Christianity” has been called “the evidence whisperer” by those at NBC’s popular investigative series “Dateline.”
Now, Wallace has released his newest work, “Forensic Faith,” and will be one of the featured speakers at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s (SES, www.ses.edu) 2017National Conference on Christian Apologetics, one of the largest events of its kind. With the fitting and timely theme of “Pursuing a Faith That Thinks,” the conference featuring Wallace and other top-name speakers is set for Oct. 12-14, 2017, at Calvary Church in Charlotte, N.C.
A conscientious and vocal atheist throughout his undergraduate and graduate work, Wallace always considered himself an “evidentialist.” His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. So he embarked on an investigation of Christianity, not only for himself but for others as well.
SES President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land lends words of praise for “Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith.”
“J. Warner Wallace’s ‘Forensic Faith’ completes the trilogy of wonderful books making the evidentiary case for the historicity and veracity of the Christian faith in language that 21st century Americans can clearly and readily understand,” Land said. “I have seldom seen an approach to verifying the truth claims of the Christian faith that is more effective than the one taken by ‘God’s police detective,’ J. Warner Wallace. Buy two copies of this book. Read one and keep it, and share one with a lost friend.”
After becoming a Christ-follower in 1996, Wallace, now an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. Wallace served as a youth pastor for several years and then planted a church in 2006. Along the way, he co-authored “Cold-Case Christianity” with Lee Strobel, and created and built the Cold-Case Christianity website, blog and podcast as a place to post and talk about what he discovered related to the evidence supporting Christianity.
“Defending our faith is a command from God, not a mere suggestion,” Land added. “As Christians, we have a duty to share our faith with others and use the intelligence God gave us for His good, sharing the saving grace of Christ with our fellow man. We should approach apologetics seriously and strategically, as J. Warner Wallace urges us to do in his new book. This is one of the most important things we do as Christians. And while our actions do speak volumes, our words can lead others to Christ as well and can make an everlasting difference in the lives of those with whom we share our faith. It’s crucial those words be well considered and informed concerning the overwhelming evidence for the truth claims of the Christian faith.”
“Forensic Faith” helps readers understand why they have a duty to defend the truth, develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity, learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from God’s Word and become better communicators by learning the skills of professional case makers.
With real-life detective stories, fascinating strategies and biblical insights, Wallace teaches readers cold-case investigative disciplines they can apply to their Christian faith. “Forensic Faith” is an engaging, fresh look at what it means to be a Christian.
For the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Wallace will join Land, Michael Brown, SES co-founder Norman Geisler, Ken Ham, Richard Howe, Greg Koukl, J.P. Moreland, Jay Richards, Hugh Ross and Frank Turek, along with many others. Learn more about the conference and register here. Early bird registration before Aug. 1 is $75 for adults and $45 for students.
For information on SES or to set up an interview, contact Beth Harrison, 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.