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April 24, 2017

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Southern Evangelical Seminary Welcomes ‘Forensic Faith’ Author J. Warner Wallace to Apologetics Conference This Fall

Author of Acclaimed ‘Cold-Case Christianity’ Helps Readers Understand Why They Have a Duty to Defend Truth and Provides Insight for Training Strategy to Master Evidence for Christianity


CHARLOTTE, N.C.—J. Warner Wallace has been called “the evidence whisperer” by those at NBC’s popular investigative series “Dateline.” But beyond investigating crime, Wallace also looks at all the evidence in his investigation of Christianity. After 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” and the new “Forensic Faith” will be one of the featured speakers at Southern Evangelical Seminary’s (SES, www.ses.edu) 2017 National 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.

“J. Warner Wallace does a fantastic job of helping Christians to see that the defense of their faith can be approached in a logical, rational and strategic way,” said SES President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land. “Defending our faith is a command, not something we should do merely when we have the time, when the situation confronting us is easy, or when the mood or emotion strikes us. We should approach apologetics seriously and strategically, just as J. Warner Wallace urges us to do in his new book, ‘Forensic Faith.’ It may well be one of the most important things we ever do as Christians. It could make an everlasting difference in the lives of those with whom we share our faith.”

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.

Wallace’s newest book is the highly anticipated “Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith,” due out May 1.

“Forensic Faith” will help 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.

Land also gave his testimonial for “Forensic Faith” in the first few pages of the book:

“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. 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.”

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, as well as SES co-founder Norman Geisler, Richard Howe, Greg Koukl, Jay Richards, Hugh Ross and Frank Turek, along with many others. Learn more about the conference here.

Read more about Southern Evangelical Seminary and SES President Dr. Richard Land, as well as his radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive,” here.

For more information on SES, visit its website at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (800) 77-TRUTH.


For information on SES or to set up an interview, contact Anna Price, 610-584-1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.