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"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

05:42 min | 3 weeks ago

"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"And again, going back and looking at the facts, the facts are that most of these shootings were an AR-15 was used. Those people were well over the age of 21, so back to the point, how do you make those determinations? They meet everything by the letter of the law, but they're still somehow maybe there's a mental flaw that nobody catches. So it's a weird situation, but I don't think anybody really wants to think through these things. They're just willing to throw more laws on the books and ultimately at the end of the day, that's not going to work. Well, look, here's it's the dangerous as Christians we I get this because I believe that God is love. God is love according to our scripture, but love requires a very dangerous prerequisite. It requires free agency because love can never be coerced. So when God creates a world in which love is possible, he has to create a world in which free agency is possible first. And that means you have to have the freedom to both love and despise and hate that freedom is there. Now, God will give you a set of instructions on how to use this dangerous thing called free agency. But if we choose to ignore the instructions that have been given to us, we will misuse our free agency. And I think as we move forward, abandoning the very worldview that navigates how to use your free agency, we're going to find people misusing their free agency more and more. So a lot of this is even more systemic in the sense that it's cultural because we are moving away from a culture that has taught humans for thousands of years how to navigate their free agency, what their responsibilities are, but their responsibilities are to the holy God who created them with this free agency. And as we move away from that, don't be surprised that people will be misusing their free agency more and more. We've got about 45 seconds here, but when I was growing up in the 70s, we didn't have these things. We didn't have school shootings, mass shootings. I graduated in 85. We didn't have these kinds of things. Those weapons existed, but this kind of violence did not exist at this scale. What do you think has changed? Well, I suspect if you look at from 2010 to today, you'll see an exponential rise in these kinds of things at the very time that social media has exponentially engaged the younger culture. So I think what happens is that now I have instant access to what was done across the country that I can then emulate all the details are available to me in real time and I can see those. And I'm compelled to be the main statements at the Yuval shield shooter about, hey, you're going to see this. You're going to he's predicting what he's about to do on social media to other people. The social media component in which we have unrestricted access to social media at this generation is part of the entire puzzle. We're going to have to address that part of it. That social contagion in my generation growing up was a lot harder. It was a lot harder to get a thaad off the ground. Now you can launch that fad in the first week and it's probably old news in a month. And that's, I think, the difference is that the social media takes that lie they can travel around the world before the truth can get its boots on. That's pretty much what's happening with social media. Pretty much every day. Fascinating. Jim, we could go on for the full hour, but Kirk Cameron would get upset with us. All right, hey, look, we've got links to all of your great work over on the live show blog. Dateline folks you saw, you saw Jay Warner there, cold case detective, Colson center senior fellow, you're an adjunct professor at viola, great stuff. All right, we'll be calling you again soon, Jim. Thanks for having me. I appreciate you. All right, great guy right here, folks, worked with the LAPD and loves loves our lord and is just a wealth of knowledge. All right, 8 four four 747 88 68. This is the show. Did you know 77% of women who wear bladder weakness products experience intimate skinny rotation? Is it having incontinence wasn't stressful enough? But Tana intimate pads have been gynecologist tested and do not cause skin irritation. Gentle on my intimate skin, I need to try tenant intimate pads. Visit tennis sample dot com for your free sample. Kind to skin protects like tenna. All right, I gotta go back to this Wonder Woman thing for a moment. And Ben Shapiro is catching some flak because the NBA, they produced this pride flag was it the Brooklyn Nets? And the pride flight, you know, it's not what it used to be the rainbow colors, all the colors of the rainbow. No, it's not those colors anymore. They're all sorts of other colors because there are so many new genders and whatever just being created every day. And so they're adding all these other colors to the rainbow. And so Shapiro says it looks like, what did he say? He calls it woke diarrhea. You know what it reminds me of like when you have the Wii remote and you're playing tennis and you fling it at the TV on accident, a whole TV just turns into all these colors. It looks like your TV screen, you know, like when it busted. Back in the day grace baker, TV used to go off the air at midnight. They would play the national anthem and then it would go off the air. And you would have bars, and that's what this looks like. It's kind of horrifying. Yeah, I disagree with the woke diarrhea description because otherwise there would be more of a splattered effect as opposed to the straight lines. But it's very odd. So.

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"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

04:57 min | 3 weeks ago

"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"Starts radio show, good to have you with us. Hour three of the program. A lot happening this hour of the show, Kirk Cameron coming up in just a little while, but right now I want to go to the patriot mobile newsmaker line our good friend and the expert, our show expert when it comes to all things law enforcement, Jay Warner, Wallace, good to have you with us, Jim. Hope things are going great. And now you've intimidated me by calling me the show expert. So I hope I can hold up to at least give you some insight on some of these things. I thought that was interesting that at least they said, hey, somebody on that show just said that they are perverting Christianity. Well, I can tell you I get a sense sometimes that people are going to eventually going to say the same side is going to say. No, they're not perverting Christianity. They're just actually accurately interpreting Christianity because it is a perversion often of Christian views that people target as though they are orthodox legitimate Christian views. When in fact, they aren't. So I think first of all, you'll be clear about what do we believe as Christians. I think that's why most Christians need to do a better job at knowing what it is we believe. No, I think that's a fair reaction to what to what they're saying because these are clearly there are talking points within the evangelical movement especially and when it comes to things like Christian nationalism, the idea that we are proud of our country that we want to defend our country that somehow there's something wrong with that now. A lot of that was birthed out of. Or maybe it was always there and we just didn't know it was there until Trump came to power back in 2016. Yeah, no, I think you're right. Because first, before you can start any leaning discussion with anyone, if you're going to use an expression or a term with the define what the expression or the term is, because otherwise we end up kind of talking past each other because when that expression Christian nationalism is used, well, I need to know what it is you think that entails. So I can tell you if I actually buy off on what it is you think it means. But I have a suspect that you have a definition in your head, which may not be the definition that's in my head. And that's why I think we are making claims. There aren't really helpful because we don't really talk about the same thing. And again, this goes back to the whole gun conversation of people, as soon as the shooting happened in Texas, or while we got to pass laws, okay, what laws would you like to pass? What are you recommending? And we've got one 8 now pending pieces of legislation on Capitol Hill. And Jim not a single one of those would actually have stopped or prevented the shootings from happening there in Texas. Yeah, no, I think here's what I always say about this. I spent my entire career enforcing loss. If there were no loss to enforce, I wouldn't have had a career. So I understand the value and role of laws. But of course, I'm only most of my work has been involving cases in which people were actually able to break the law. So the law is not a barrier that can not be penetrated, is not as though we're building stone walls around the victims. So they can never be reached. The laws don't do that. They give us guidelines for which we can later punish law breakers. So the problem I have with laws in and of themselves is they're not sufficient. They're clearly this kid broke a number of laws even to do what he did. So this is not unusual. Shooters of this nature end up breaking many laws and if you had three or four more lodge in place, they would have found a way to circumvent those three or four laws as well. We see this, for example, in gain culture, I very seldom will see gain shootings involved in Los Angeles, involving legally registered or purchased guns. So they are breaking laws even to possess these weapons. So here's what I would say about this time. I kind of had to split the baby a little bit here. I need to paint a solution going forward for our culture. But if you're only going to allow me to use certain paints on my palette, the painting won't be that good. I need the entire spectrum of paints and what we tend to do is to think, well, no, these paints belong to our political party. Those paints belong to your political party and I'm not going to use it wherever paints are on your side of the palette because I'd be breaking the precedent that I have within my political beliefs or the party platform or whatever it may be. But it turns out probably we're going to have to put our paintbrush in all those colors if we want to paint a solution. So I think to say what it's all going to be about law passing the passage of laws while we're ignoring other issues that our side would probably say, the conservative side would probably say, well, look, it's a heart condition. It's an issue that has to do with mental health. It has to do with the red flags that are we can actually act on before shooting occurs. It has to do with facility security. It has to do with our response and how we respond to these kinds of things because we would decide with the idea that we have to balance the freedoms that we want to retain yet understand with those freedoms come on really awe inspiring responsibilities. And.

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"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

04:43 min | Last month

"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"Goes to the wind, you have to go in. Jay Warner Wallace, thank you for joining us. We'll have to leave it at that top of the hour news weather and traffic, Tim van horn, and for Todd starnes 8 four four 747 88 68. Life from the Liberty University studio in Memphis, Tennessee. It's America's conservative blowtorch. I love this American ride time. Good afternoon, America tip in order for Todd star and our phone number 8 four four 747 88 68. You can always check us out on the Facebook Live feed at Todd starnes and also Todd starnes dot com where we stream all the time there and you can get the great interviews from the great Todd starnes anywhere in a time again, our phone number 8 four four 747 88 68 Mary Walter will be joining us in just a few moments. I have been waiting a long time and very excited to get back to the phone lines on the Todd starnes show because some of the smartest people and the great USA dial that 8 four four 747 88 68 number and we have been talking about the press conference in uvalde, Texas as last hour, the colonel Stephen mccraw with the Texas Department of Public Safety came out and slammed the incident commander who was running the police effort to get rid of the 18 year old shooter inside rob elementary school. He said, the fact that they tried to treat that as a barricade incident rather than an active shooter incident was the wrong decision. Flat out slamming what they did. And the mismanagement, the more and more we learn about it, the more we find out that our kids have been failed. Who is the most responsible? Obviously the shooter is to blame for the shooting, but why wasn't this handled better? Who's responsible? We go to Stephen in North Carolina on wsi, Steven, you're on with Tim in for Todd. Good afternoon. Thank you, Dan. Thanks for having me. Yeah. Just listening to the news conference and everything that about to say about it. And you're exactly right. The shooter is the main person responsible for everything that we're dealing with here. The only thing that we're doing right now is being Monday morning quarterbacks. But listen to the news conference and deriving my own opinions. And these are strictly my own opinions. Right? That true they might have treated it instead of as an active shooter as a barricade situation. To me, either a they just wanted to build a fruit because that's what they felt they needed to do. Or they were scared. They were scared to go in and go in and ultimately be shot at. And or keel, right? And we all get scared to do things like that. I'm a consumed Carrie. And I've often wondered, what would I do when those situations, but when you're trained and you give yourself over as a proficient to some that, you know, you know that at some point in time in your life that you do not choose for to happen, but could happen, you have to ultimately give your life. I served 9 years in the army, right? So all I'm seeing in DS is that to me in either race and competence or it breaks the day we're just scared. Well, and I'll throw this in there too. Stephen, they sure didn't seem too scared to put one of those parents in handcuffs on the outside as their continued to be a clamor over that 40 to 60 minute period of those parents wanting to go in and do it themselves if the police weren't going to do it. They sure weren't afraid of the parents on the outside and it seemed like more of the parents got apprehended than any of the criminals did and it took them an hour to take care of the active shooter. 8 four four 747 88 68 who is responsible for this failure inside that school Bobby and Hendersonville and W H KP, good.

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"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

04:36 min | Last month

"jay warner" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"We've got your calls coming up shortly at 8 four four 747 88 68. We are in the Liberty University studios, but we're going to the patriot mobile newsmaker line and joining us on the program is a friend of the program author and Coulson center senior fellow. It's an adjunct professor at my old university. We wouldn't say hello to Jay Warner Wallace. Jim, how you doing today? Thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me Tim, I appreciate it. And we were tuned in listening intently to the Department of Public Safety press conference and to me the more that we hear and learn the worse it sounds like the preparation was for this. Well, it's hard to prepare. So this is what I'm looking at, right? My whole career was spent working in investigations, either homicide investigations. And I spent three years on the S.W.A.T. team several tactical teams along the way. So I've done these kinds of entries. And I had a list that will tell you that you're preparing for something. And I think that the press conference was very illuminating, right? Because it really shows you where the tension in the rub is. There is a difference between active shooters and basically barricaded suspects. There is a difference. But sometimes these situations move from one to the other. And I'll bet you that that tension point that these supervisors these commanders are going to have going forward is trying to make that distinction up. When do we have an active shooter and when do we have a barricaded suspect? And here's the problem with that. And I kind of both see it. It's that once you know you've had an active shooting, you don't know the condition of the victims. So it's not as though you know everyone's already dead. There's no point now and we don't know what state of injury each person is in. So once you have the active shooter kind of switch flipped, you have to kind of move on an active shooter switch, right? Because you're going to wait then. How am I going to wait? You might believe he's now a barricaded suspect, but if you start off with a barricade suspect, you have a very different approach, right? You get time is on your side. You get your tactical. You can make certain decisions because time is on your side. You're going to want to find ways into surprise him. You're going to want to find the best way you might want to look at the floor plans before you go in because you don't have any risk of injury. You just have a barricaded suspect. But once you have an active shooter, he met a point of saying this, the commander there made a point of saying that the state of Texas has this kind of active shooter response. We were also trained. We called it our rapid response. We were trained as officers in patrol that if something like this was to happen, we are not going to be able to wait for our S.W.A.T. team to respond in the form with all of their gear. So we started to deploy officers in the field. Maybe we wanted each beat would have a ballistic shield. Maybe you wanted each beat would have the certain kind of everyone will get a helmet. We would be ready. So in case this kind of thing happens, you throw on your gear, your two or three guys deep and you take you take the school, you have to do it because you have an active shooter scenario, right? So here, it sounds like just based on the press conference. The pivot point for them was deciding well, do we have an active shooter now? Or do we have a barricaded suspect? And that's the decision that I think probably I'll wrestle with going forward, looking at hindsight, it will be much clearer, but there will be wrestling with that going forward because really, once you have an active shooter, you don't know the situation. You don't know the state of the victims. You have to move, I think, from that point on, like it's an active shooter because you might get to victims before they pass away. Jim, I heard something else, too, that it sounded like that it was a gradual build up when it came to calling in for reinforcements and calling in for the ballistic shield and calling in for bortac and the gear. Did you hear that as well over the last couple of days that it seemed like they weren't ready to go in full bore from the get go? Well, and I want to look, look, here's the tension there, police officer holds. Okay. I held it as well. I have a commitment to my community. I've sworn a duty to my community to risk and sacrifice my life to stave lives in my community. I also have a desire to get home at the end of every shift. That tension between the commitment I've made in my community and my own natural fallen human nature that wants to survive anything is what we all experience. I don't know many cops, though, who are doing this job, who don't just rush in. In other words, we have a certain mindset that says, I'm going to make sure I stop the evil. So what happens here, the question then is, well, look, I've talked to officers who have been involved in these shootings who feel like they're incredibly under equipped, like they're patrolling around without a ballistic helmet without ballistic robust that will stop the AR-15 round. And without a shield, and then they're going to ask to do something like this. And that's true. All of us, every agency needs to equip their officers to do this kind of thing. But that what you heard was really only makes sense if it's a barricaded suspect. If it's an active shooter, all kind of all caution.

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"jay warner" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:08 min | 2 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on WTOP

"It has been a week of atrocities and attack on a railroad station and civilian bodies found after the Russian pull out near the capital We drove north this week near Ukraine's border with Belarus where some Russian forces are now thought to be regrouping on highways the Russians destroyed bridges when they left so we took back roads getting bogged down in a mud and making it out with a helping hand from the Ukrainian military The Russian soldiers left the village of just over a week ago the streets are still littered with the wreckage of war CBS News correspondent Holly Williams in a Saturday interview with The Associated Press Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky says he remains committed to pressing for peace despite those Russian attacks on civilians Scott pelley of CBS is 60 minutes has also interviewed president zelensky that airs Sunday Night more about the Russian tactics CBS News military consultant Jeff mccausland These attacks against civilians are not the average behavior of a few rogue poorly disciplined units in my mind They are rather planned and systematic operations consistent with Russian military tactics that they have employed in past Back here on the weather watch link winner is over no way Talk about the snow This is great if this was January but many ski resorts are now closing a few are open so if your power hound enjoy the fresh powder here moving into the rockies as we head into next week But we're also going to see some snow blowing snow perhaps a blizzard setting up across the northern plains by the middle of next week Whether channel meteorologist Paul goodlow Checking on COVID-19 U.S. that's now about 985,000 closing in on a million Unfortunately much as we would all like the pandemic to be over the virus operates on its own timeline and with its own behavior Doctor Jay Warner at Cornell at the masters Tiger Woods had a very tough day He bogeyed 7 of the 18 holes and at times it appeared Woods competing for the first time since his near fatal crash last year was in pain It was even noticeable during the CBS sports telecast Tiger Woods looks to be laboring more than we have seen them this week After three rounds Woods is 7 over par he's no longer in contention The man on.

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:35 min | 3 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Number four, there are clear cases where the demonized person knows intimate details about the lives of those in the room and points out what they were doing on Tuesday, her Hess is how your mother died or this was what was going on in your house. So these are demonic words of knowledge, so to speak. Exactly in the human subject could not have known them. All those combined to indicate to me that it's beyond reasonable doubt that demons are real. Well, it's interesting what you said with regard to multiple personalities disorder, because nobody's arguing that there might not, that there are cases of troubled souls where it is not an issue of demonic oppression. But there are cases where it is and we need to have the tools to diagnose these things and to say, in this case, you can do all the therapy you want, but there's a demonic issue here. And some people simply wipe out that category and they Medicaid or they do whatever they can do, but they can't get at the root of it because they've decided that category can't exist. Right, you're absolutely right. All the above, we bring all the tools we can. Well, it's incredible. I remember one of the things that really brought me to faith was reading M Scott peck's people of the lie, where he deals with evil, and then ultimately talks about an exorcism. And this is a pretty left wing Harvard psychiatrist, writing about evil, realizing this is a thing. This is a real thing. This is not just a privation of the good. There's something palpable personal evil, and it's so horrifying. But I remember reading about reading in that book. And I thought to myself, this guy is clearly not crazy. He's clearly reporting on things. And there's no question that there's a reality here. So the question is, what does that reality and how do I respond? But we do live in a culture that even the church doesn't want to talk about this. And of course, that plays into the enemy's hands. And that's why we have to have the confidence to talk among ourselves about the things that we know and the reasons why we know them. That's why shows like yours and a book like mine and others are important that people invest themselves to listening and reading and staying up on what's been going on. I've only just received your book published by zonder van and I want to I look forward to reading it and having you back on the program because it strikes me that there's more to talk about. I just get that impression. Yes, there is. You think I'd love to come back? I was going to say, let's do that. And I want to say that the book is festooned with encomia from the likes of Craig keener, Jay Warner Wallace, Wayne grew them, who doesn't love Wayne grew them. Josh McDowell, Lee strobel, who just celebrated his 70th birthday. He doesn't want anyone to know that. Happy birthday Lee. It really is, it's just a pleasure to have you on the program. What was the date that the book was launched? It was launched in November. Around the middle of November. So it's a brand new book, a simple guide to experience miracles instruction and inspiration for living supernaturally in Christ. I can't think of anything more important. So JPMorgan, thank you for the book. And thank you for your time. We look forward to having you back as soon as possible. It's been my privilege..

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:23 min | 7 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Mean, you think who made that up? God will be right back. And further canyons everywhere. I've looked at that way. Oh, hello. I'm talking to J Warner Wallace as the Eric metaxas show, go to my website, Eric metaxas dot com, sign up for the newsletter so we can send you all of these interviews because you want them and because you want to share them with your Friends, J Warner Wallace, what should we talk about in our final moments together today? Well, I just want to encourage people that all of us have the ability to make a case for Jesus. This is not something that's unusual. I mean, scripture shows us. This is the kind of casemaker Jesus who was. I mean, think about it. After the resurrection and acts one, it says that Jesus spent 40 additional days with the disciples, giving them many and depending on the translation and convincing proofs. That's the Greek where we use for evidence. Now, they put that for a second. He's just resurrected from the grave. Do you think I really need more apparently? Jesus is going to give me 40 days more of evidence. Now that's an evidential approach so that even when John the Baptist has got doubts and sends his disciples, Jesus, he wants to know Jonathan, are you the one? A few Jesus. Are you upset with that? You're thinking to yourself, really, John, you're my cousin, who baptized me. We saw the spirit of God really. You have doubts. You want to know, tell you what. Go back and tell John, what you just saw. And he cites the miracles he had worked in front of John's disciples. That's a very evidential approach. I think that what we're doing Eric is you and I are writing books that I think are important to the church even right now at a time when the church doesn't know how important they are. There's an entire generation who wants to know not just what is true, but please tell me why you think it's true. Because this is what the culture is doing. The culture is making claims about all kinds of things and saying they're based in evidence are based in science. Yet, you religious folks, you want us to believe this stuff blindly. That was never the request of Jesus. Jesus would testimony in the first century in the book of X is not your personal experience with Jesus or how he changed your life. Go read the book of X, it's the eyewitness accounts of their resurrection. Direct evidence was offered by way of eyewitnesses. Blessed Thomas are those who will not have seen this, but through your testimony will know this is true. Direct evidence. That's what that testimony is. We have to make a better effort to give young people the evidence for why God exists, which is what your book's about right now. And why Christianity is true. And that's really what we're trying to do in these kinds of works. Well, and again, I want to say that you can't force people to believe, which is why I love America because at its core, we have religious liberty, the idea is that, look, if it's true, somehow it has to stand on its own or we have to encourage people to think about it, but you can not force someone to believe. But if you're unwilling to look at the evidence, if you're unwilling to look through Galileo's telescope, I suspect you have a bias. And so I want to say to people, I really do dare you to look at the evidence with an open mind. There are many books, not just my new book and J Warner Wallace's new book, but you could start there and see what books we've read. But the evidence is overwhelming. It's stunning. It's so stunning that I myself was stunned by how stunning it was. When I wrote my book, I said, I can not believe I didn't know this. I can't believe nobody seems to know this. It's almost, I think we're just living in an unprecedentedly exciting time in history honestly. That it's possible for us to know these things. You know, there are no cold case detectives, you know, in the 18th century. There's something about where we are now that is enabling us and I think God's doing it for various strange purposes because in some ways the world's gotten darker. In some ways, you know, science is more advanced. So many things we can do some of the things I can talk to you via Skype on this program. So there's a lot here, but honestly I think the big news is we're living in very exciting times. And if you're interested in really knowing, is there a God who created the universe who loves you and who has a plan for your life like really, I'm here to tell you and Jay Warner's here to tell you, yes, you can actually know that. It is true. We know it to be true. And we want you to follow what we followed to get there. Jay Warner, Wallace, congratulations on an important book person of interest. Thank you, my friend. Thanks for having me Eric, and I really appreciate you. I'm John Smith baker, founder of fathers in the field, a national ministry dedicated to connecting godly men to mentor fathers boys. Fatherlessness is tearing at the fabric of our country. I believe it is the number one societal issue that is decimating the family in America. Are you called by the lord.

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:44 min | 7 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Brand new book, looks like a great book to me. I don't say that lightly. Person of interest is the book, person of interest by Jay Warner, Wallace. He is known as America's foremost cold case detective. Think about that. America's foremost cold case that kind of a big deal, Jay Warner Wallace, how did you get that title? Because there's a lot of cold case detectives out there. They are working at they're working hard. Who said that you were America's foremost cold case detective? Well, I'm sure they're actually I mean, just to be a big deal in your own mind is sometimes where you start, right? So that's a lot of it. I think partly, it also comes from how many times I appeared on dateline, which is probably just by virtue of the fact that we're right down the road from NBCUniversal here in Los Angeles County. But I think I have been on dateline more than any other cold case detective. And so people start to think, well, yeah, you're the only one. No, there's tons of really good detectives out there who are probably even better than I am. But sometimes you just end up being the one who's the most publicized. Okay, so you're the one you're the best known cold case detective. If that. And you you've turned your attention as a cold case detective. To the Bible to Jesus, and how is this book person of interest, the new book, different from previous books? What do you do in this book? What do you try to do that you didn't do in the other books? Right. Well, I actually think this is no other book. I mean, everyone likes to think that, right? But I think there's actually no other book that does this. So here's what we're doing in this book. I've got another book called cold case Christian where I'm looking at the gospels themselves. Are they reliable eyewitness accounts related to Jesus? That's considering everything inside the crime scene called the New Testament. This book rejects that, says, know what. Well, it's pretend like all those have been destroyed. What would we know about Jesus outside the New Testament? And that's what this kind of book does. And I think what it does is it answers certain skeptical claims. Like, for example, one of the is Jesus just a copycat savior, another recreation of ancient mythologies. Well, I actually look at that as part of the fuse leading up to Jesus. There are a number. It's hundreds of ancient mythologies that have broad general similarities to each other and to Jesus. But they're only broad. They're not specific. So these people, these are the common expectations of people who think about God. And although they shape out differently, I might commonly expect that a Supernatural being will enter into the world in a Supernatural way. So these mythologies often show that God enters in a Supernatural way, but they're all very different in how they enter in. Well, Jesus also enters into in a Supernatural way. It turns out that the 15 common expectations of ancient people groups in thinking about God, they only have about 6 to ten similarities in the ancient myths, no ancient myth has more than ten of these. And some have as few as 6, but there's one person who shows up in history. Who actually embodies all 15 of the ancient expectations of people who believe in myths and it's Jesus of Nazareth. It doesn't make sense that God would meet those expectations given that we're thinking about these as people designed in the image of God who think about God and then he shows up matching our expectations about God. Well, I would go a step further or step backwards and say that because God created us in his image, he created us with those expectations. We long for meaning. We longed for love. We longed to be known. We longed for justice. We longed for truth. We long for all these things. And, you know, you say, where do those longings come from? And why is it that they're met in Jesus? It's a curious thing. And so it is no surprise that all these various religions and mythologies they're kind of echoes of the gospel, even if they happen before the gospel. And that's one of the things you talk about in the book. Yeah, as a matter of fact, what you're talking about too in your book. Look, it turns out right now, if you pull humans on Planet Earth, the vast majority, the vast, only about 7% of humans right now would say they're at atheists or agnostics on the surface of the planet. Everyone else believes in some type of higher power. I even cite studies that have been done now and Ivy League schools by non Christians by non theists who will demonstrate that, yes, it turns out that our default position as children is not atheism. Our default position is some form of theism young kids look at the created world and they infer a designer from what they think they see as design in the world around them. This is now been said by some researchers that this kind of theism is kind of an idea of a higher power is bred in the bone. These are my people who are not themselves believers. So this idea that we only teach our kids to believe in God is actually not true. They have a default position, which is inclined toward believing in a higher power, and these common expectations even of moderns are met in their most robust form in the person of Jesus. It's part of that fuse that's burning up toward the appeal. This is why Paul says on Mars hill. Hey, you folks are really religious. Do you believe in a lot of gods? I'm not here to show you who the real God is. And he's basically revealing to them as C. S. Lewis says your myths come from the minds of your human poets. The Christian myth is from the mind of God grounded in what we call real things. And there's word for myth is not Louis saying it's a lie. It's that this is the story that the narrative about God that actually is true compared to your myths and narratives about God that are untrue. And so that's what Jesus does. He appears, and he meets the expectations of the. Anytime the expected meets the expectations of the, you get a really good result. And so God shows up in a narrow window in which these mythologies are still being worshiped. And that window I show in the book in one chapter is so narrow this cultural fuse opens up a red zone window of opportunity from about 29 BC to about 70 AD and guess who shows up in the middle of that window. That is a wild concept. Can you say more about that about that window? Right. So if you take the overlap of when all the mythologies are being worshiped because they're not all worshiped forever, Osiris worship eventually stopped. But if you can capture a window in which all these mythologies are still actively being worshiped. So the expectations of people groups can be maximized in the person of Jesus. You get a window of several hundred years. If you overlap on that, the window of culture in the Roman Empire, which allows us a 200 year period of peace called the pax romana in which now we have the roads and postal service and tolerance within the empire and a window of opportunity for the message of Jesus to travel. Now the window becomes shorter. Then if you overlap the prophetic window of Daniel saying that the messiah will come between the reconstruction of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, now you've got another overlap. Now you end up with a window that I kid you not. I show it in the book is between 29 BC and 70 AD. I'm something has the opportunity to happen right there in that window that will change this is crazy stuff folks. I dare you to look at this. I actually came to a similar conclusion not as detailed in my own book. When I realized that Jesus arrives just as Jerusalem has been rebuilt. It's never been more spectacular. Boom, he shows up. He predicts it's going to be wiped out 40 years later. I mean, you think who made that up? God will be right back. And further canyons everywhere..

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:04 min | 8 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"You think who made that up? God, we'll be right back. Further canyons everywhere. I've looked at clouds that way. Oh, hello. I'm talking to J Warner Wallace as the Eric metaxas show, go to my website, Eric metaxas dot com, sign up for the newsletter so we can send you all of these interviews because you want them and because you want to share them with your Friends, Jay Warner Wallace, what should we talk about in our final moments together today? Well, I just want to encourage people that all of us have the ability to make a case for Jesus. This is not something that's unusual. I mean, scripture shows us. This is the kind of casemaker Jesus was. I mean, think about it. After the resurrection and acts one, it says that Jesus spent 40 additional days with the disciples, giving them many and depending on the translation and convincing proofs. That's the Greek where we use for evidence. Now, they put that for a second. He's just resurrected from the grave. Do you think I really need more evident apparently? Jesus is going to give me 40 days more of evidence. Now that's an evidential approach so that even when John the Baptist has got doubts and sends his disciples, Jesus, he wants to know Jonathan, are you the one? If you're Jesus, are you a little upset with that? You're thinking to yourself, really, John, your cousin, who baptized me, who saw the spirit of God really? You have doubts. You want to tell you what? Go back and tell John, what you just saw. Any cites the miracles he had worked in front of John's disciples. That's a very evidential approach. I think that what we're doing Eric is you and I are writing books that I think are important to the church even right now at a time when the church doesn't know how important they are. There's an entire generation who wants to know not just what is true, but please tell me why you think it's true. Because this is what the culture is doing. The culture is making claims about all kinds of things and saying they're based in evidence are based in science. Yet you religious folks, you want us to believe this stuff blindly. That was never the request of Jesus. Jesus would testimony in the first century in the book of X is not your personal experience with Jesus or how he changed your life. Go read the book of X, it's the eyewitness accounts of their resurrection. Direct evidence was offered by way of eyewitnesses. Blessed Thomas are those who will not have seen this, but through your testimony will know this is true. Direct evidence. That's what that testimony is. We have to make a effort to give young people the evidence for why that exists, which is what your books about right now. And why Christianity is true. And that's really what we're trying to do. These kinds of works. Well, and again, I want to say that you can't force people to believe, which is why I love America because at its core, we have religious liberty, the idea is that, look, if it's true, somehow it has to stand on its own or we have to encourage people to think about it, but you can not force someone to believe. But if you're unwilling to look at the evidence, if you're unwilling to look through Galileo's telescope, I suspect you have a bias. And so I want to say to people, I really do dare you to look at the evidence with an open mind. There are many books, not just my new book and J Warner Wallace's new book, but you could start there and see what books we've read. But the evidence is overwhelming. It's stunning. It's so stunning that I myself was stunned by how stunning it was. When I wrote my book, I said, I can not believe I didn't know this. I can't believe nobody seems to know this. It's almost, I think we're just living in an unprecedentedly exciting time in history, honestly. That it's possible for us to know these things. You know, there are no cold case detectives, you know, in the 18th century. There's something about where we are now that is enabling us. And I think God's doing it for various strange purposes, because in some ways the world's gotten darker. In some ways, science is more advanced. So many things we can do some of the things I can talk to you via Skype on this program. So there's a lot here. But honestly, I think the big news is we're living in very exciting times. And if you're interested in really knowing, is there a God who created the universe who loves you and who has a plan for your life, like really, I'm here to tell you and Jay Warner's here to tell you, yes, you can actually know that. It is true. We know it to be true. And we want you to follow what we followed to get there. Jay Warner, Wallace, congratulations on an important book person of interest. Thank you, my friend. Thanks for having me, Eric. I really appreciate you..

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Author J. Warner Wallace: We Can All Make a Case for Jesus

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | 8 months ago

Author J. Warner Wallace: We Can All Make a Case for Jesus

"I'm talking to J Warner Wallace as the Eric metaxas show, go to my website, Eric metaxas dot com, sign up for the newsletter so we can send you all of these interviews because you want them and because you want to share them with your Friends, Jay Warner Wallace, what should we talk about in our final moments together today? Well, I just want to encourage people that all of us have the ability to make a case for Jesus. This is not something that's unusual. I mean, scripture shows us. This is the kind of casemaker Jesus was. I mean, think about it. After the resurrection and acts one, it says that Jesus spent 40 additional days with the disciples, giving them many and depending on the translation and convincing proofs. That's the Greek where we use for evidence. Now, they put that for a second. He's just resurrected from the grave. Do you think I really need more evident apparently? Jesus is going to give me 40 days more of evidence. Now that's an evidential approach so that even when John the Baptist has got doubts and sends his disciples, Jesus, he wants to know Jonathan, are you the one? If you're Jesus, are you a little upset with that? You're thinking to yourself, really, John, your cousin, who baptized me, who saw the spirit of God really? You have doubts. You want to tell you what? Go back and tell John, what you just saw. Any cites the miracles he had worked in front of John's disciples. That's a very evidential approach. I think that what we're doing Eric is you and I are writing books that I think are important to the church even right now at a time when the church doesn't know how important they are. There's an entire generation who wants to know not just what is true, but please tell me why you think it's true. Because this is what the culture is doing. The culture is making claims about all kinds of things and saying they're based in evidence are based in science. Yet you religious folks, you want us to believe this stuff blindly. That was never the request of Jesus. Jesus would testimony in the first century in the book of X is not your personal experience with Jesus or how he changed your life. Go read the book of X, it's the eyewitness accounts of their

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:34 min | 8 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Think anyone is teaching this to our young people. No one sees this. So dependent upon Christian worldview as a matter of fact, it's been argued and I think dimension suzu wrote this quite well. That Christendom in Europe is what causes the scientific revolution that's true. But then you hear, well, look, everyone in Europe and the 16th and 17th century was a Christian. That's not the point. There were more people outside of Europe. Why didn't science explode in Asia? Why didn't the science explode and Persia? I mean, look, there are many places that in some ways we're more advanced than 16th and 17th century Europe. What is it about that time? And you're right, so many people have written about it. I was not aware of this until I was researching my own book, and it's one of these things that it's such huge news that we need to shout it from the rooftops because most people just have some baked in idea that the opposite is true. So I'm glad that that's one of the things you go into. Well, how about this? In terms of education. Now, I don't get people to realize that modern education, as you know at the modern university, as you know, it came out of three universities planted by Christ followers at Bologna, Paris and Oxford. Those three universities gave birth to the 24 daughter universities from which the scientists and the scientific revolution emerged. This is entirely the buyers was great about it. If you would research right now, the top 15 universities in the world today, you would find there all founded by Christ followers. The top 75 of the top 100 universities in fact were founded by Christ's fault. Here's what's cool. If you were to visit those campuses, you would find that the original buildings in which they taught students still exist. And on those buildings, you will find the images of Jesus that stained glass of Jesus. The inscriptions of scripture from Jesus. You can reconstruct the story of Jesus just from the campuses of the top 15 universities in the world today. If you wanted to erase Jesus from history, it would take more than just the science fathers. It would take more than the scriptures. You'd have to destroy the top 15 campuses because they actually have the images and story of Jesus embedded on their buildings. I mean, wow, there's a lot here. The book is called person of interest. Why Jesus still matters in a world that rejects the Bible? I have to confess that I was myself when I first in two of my books I wrote about the resurrection not in the new one. But I was myself genuinely astonished that you could use logic to effectively prove the case of the resurrection. I was sure that that had to be something you just take on faith, quote unquote. But a lot of these things are canards. They're just rumors, their myths are terrible ideas. And when you start using logic, so I want to challenge people dare to be logical. You'll get scared by what you find if you don't want to find Jesus. The book is person of interest, why Jesus still matters in a world that rejects the Bible will be right back with Jay Warner Wallace, don't go away. And you're a zero. Make like a mister big dig. Hey, folks Eric, taxes here. Joe Biden and the Democrats have laid out the most socialist agenda, our country has ever seen. Instead of following president Trump's blueprint that had the economy booming, the Dems are going to raise taxes, increase regulations and skyrocket and.

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:44 min | 8 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Texas. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our two. Our two is going to be different from our one in that it's going to follow our one. Our one never follows our one hour one actually is our one. But our two always follows our one, but here's where it gets tricky. In our one, we were talking to John's merak in an hour two, we continued talking to John Merrick after the segment. We talked to Jay Warner Wallace. And by the way, he is one of the best guests on this show, Jay Warner Wallace. But maybe the best guest is Jon's Merrick. So let's just go to John John. We'd love you to conclude some of those sentences that you were speaking just before we went to the newsbreak. Sure. There was a small core group of people on January 6th who believed they were going to Washington to D.C. to serve as a deputized militia force that they thought Donald Trump would invoke under the insurrection act and they would help with reverse the steal of the election. These people were bonkers. They maybe may have been well meaning at their core, but they were bonkers. These people need to be investigated. And they are all going to jail. Except the guy who led them, who organized this crackpot conspiracy. His name is Stewart Rhodes. He was the head of oath keepers. He was the guy who told them what to do, who told them where to go, who told them where to hide weapons that they were going to be the secret militia force to restore Donald Trump as president. It was all his idea, and the FBI is not pressing any charges against him. The January 6th committee has not asked him to testify. They want Steve Bannon to testify, who hadn't worked in The White House for three years when this happened, but they don't want Stewart roads. The guy who apparently organized the one part of January 6th that was genuinely crazy was apparently an FBI plan. So this was so this seems to be a sting operation. This was a sting operation that they said, let's find some crazy people who might go for this. And then if we can lead them to carry a couple of zip ties, that's the end of America, zig Kyle. Isn't that a sweet little plot? It's beautiful. And there's another one. Ray eps. This, by the way, if you want more news on this, go to revolver news. Darren Beatty and revolver news has done all the great reporting on this. Mike Huckabee has been citing, if there was one guy and we have him on videotape, going up to the protesters outside, saying, we have to go in the capitol. It's about the constitution. We have to storm the capitol. And some of them were saying, no, I don't want to do that. Others are saying, are you a federal agent? They're actually asking that on camera. It turns out he was a federal agent. He was a federal agent. What are the odds of that, John that he was a federal agent ray eps? And what is ray Epstein today? Ray, I'm just sitting at home, drinking his coffee because no charges have been filed against him. But the people who listen to him when he said, we have to storm the capitol. They're all in jail for in solitary confinement. The guy who told them to do it, the guy who ran around basically shoving them in through the door. He sitting around watching the view. He's drinking chamomile tea because apparently he's a federal agent who recruited the people to do the fake insurrection on January 6th. That is how much we investigated by a stalinist purge committee, a stalinist show trial organized with a democratic Congress. How much do you think democratic leadership like Nancy Pelosi knows about this? 100%. Furthermore Pelosi, you think she knows all about this? I think she knows what I think Liz Cheney knows about it. I would suspect that the George W. Bush and his family know about it. I think the Republican establishment conspired with the Democrat leadership to try to destroy the Donald Trump movement to try to destroy the nationalist American first movement to clear it out of the way. It was a mistake we let them get there. We let them vote in 2016. We weren't ready to steal the election. Fine. It was a terrible mistake. It will never never happen again. The people will never have a voice again, the oligarchy must close ranks. We must censor the media. We must get people fired. We must make everyone take the vaccine. This country's gotten too disorderly the people are getting too loud. We have to show them who's really in charge. It's us. Shouldn't it be it is we? Now listen tough guy. I want to ask you another question. And by the way, I don't know that it is, I think that usage that you're correct actually. But let me just tell you. No, no, no, let me just say, let me say Nancy Pelosi, I don't believe she's going to run again in 20 22. She wanted to go out like Queen Victoria. You know, she's been in there since I don't know. I think since since mcclellan was a general, she's been in there, but I think she decided in 2022, it's going to be such a bloodbath. She doesn't want any part of it. So she's going to go to the non feces infested part of San Francisco. It's very expensive to get there. But I believe, as a result of what happened yesterday, in Virginia, the election of junkin and so on, I don't believe that she sees a way out. Except to leave. I just have to say that I hold Nancy Pelosi goes out, not like Queen Victoria, but like Catherine the Great. I know what you mean. I have to tell you, honestly, that if she and others knew of this sort of thing, let's be honest, okay? We know that they firmly believe that they were saving America. I'll give them that. In committing these crimes in committing these crimes against we the people, they believed they were saving America. You know, good people, bad people, always believe they're doing good things. Hitler didn't think, oh, I'm demon possessed. That's why I hate the Jews. He didn't realize that. He thought he's doing a great thing. He has been anointed, you know, he's riding the vector of history..

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"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:08 min | 8 months ago

"jay warner" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host Eric, young Ken won. Let's just start there. Young Ken, one in Virginia, I think anybody's paying attention to this sends a major message to Washington that we like George Washington and the founders vision. We don't love socialism. We don't love people who are so ignorant that they actually think it's okay to say things like mcauliffe said like, oh yeah, parents shouldn't shouldn't be involved in what teachers teach their kids. Do we understand the level of lunacy folks? It's beyond belief. There are times when you think have I had my eye off the ball so long that I didn't realize this level of lunacy was growing like a cancer. Thank God, the voters of Virginia rejected this. It's just kind of amazing. I'm not going to unpack it, because I have no one to unpack it with. Why are you saying? Do I have no one to attack with? Because Chris heims and Alban sedar decided even though I needed them that the two of them wanted to take a bicycle tour of the Lake district in England. That's not the kind of employee I'm looking for. But I love them so much. Let them let them get this out of their system. They need time together to work on their relationship. And when they're back, I'm sure we'll all be we'll all be better. I could be kidding. I've gotten more great news, not only did young can win Virginia, Murphy might be thrown out of New Jersey. We're waiting to see how much how much corruption there will be and how long it will take to count the votes. Because counting votes, you understand it's very complicated. It's not just one, two, three, four. First you have to figure out how many votes you need, but we don't want to talk about that. It's depressing. Here's some more good news. John's Merrick will be here any minute. John. Even when he's being negative, it's positive. John America's gonna be with me to process today's news. By the way, sad news courtesy will lost in New York. But here's the good news. Eric Adams, he's black. He's a former policeman. He seems to have common sense. I'm told he's an actual Christian and the best news of all about Eric Adams. He's not de Blasio. That's as big as it gets, really, anybody but de Blasio. So good things are going to be happening in New York no matter what courtesy he will find something amazing to do. He is amazing. And we need to have him here in the studio. In our two we're talking to Jay Warner Wallace, a couple more things to share. Aligns defending freedom because this show crushed the other Salem competition. You, the Eric metaxas show audience gave more money to the alliance defending freedom than any of them. And so humiliated my colleagues on the saddle. In faculty, they said, give us another week. Please give us another week. So we get another week. So if you listen to this program and you haven't yet given, please, folks please go to metaxas talk dot com. We need your help. This is just one of the greatest organizations doing work for the United States of America. Religious liberty, it's not some little thing. You know, it's connected to everything. It's like fuel in the car. When you run out of that, there's really no use in having a car. It can't work without fuel. Religious liberty is at the very heart of what makes America America. It's been under attack. If you've listened to this program, you know something about that. This is serious. And the alliance defending freedom goes to bat with spectacular lawyers who get paid almost nothing compared to what they could make doing less noble things..

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"jay warner" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

Cross Examined Official Podcast

05:53 min | 2 years ago

"jay warner" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

"SAID TO CISCO WAIT A minute you're your own CEO agrees with me on same sex marriage because he was supporting. John. McCain for president as I was, I'm a navy veteran John. McCain is a navy veteran. We both have the same view on same sex marriage and yet the president of Cisco John Chambers is supporting McCain for president. I so I wrote McCain a letter I said are you qualified to be working at Cisco you hold the same view I do. and. I'm not qualified to work. there. Anyway Mike was with me when we had A. Call with the president or the. The director of inclusion and diversity at Cisco. We were both at summit and I put the phone on speakerphone. Having a conversation talking about what inclusion and actually means and all we got back with platitudes. She couldn't quite understand why a while I was upset that I was excluded. From holding a diverse view in a place that supposedly is four inclusion tolerance and diversity. So after we hung up the phone I said, Mike we've got to go public with this and it was a columnist. At townhall I said would you write the first column? Said sure he pulled it the Cisco Kid here's what he said in the column. This is just one paragraph. This is from June of two thousand eleven. He says I assume the intent of Cisco is this an open letter to John Chambers the president of CISCO AT THE TIME He says I assume the intent of CISCO's value of inclusion diversity is to ensure that people. In that diverse workforce will work together cordially and professionally even though they inevitably disagree uncertain political moral or religious questions. Please note that Dr Turk agrees with that value and was demonstrating the manager. The one that wanted me fired and the HR professional fired me. We're not Dr Turk was being inclusive working with them. They were being exclusive by refusing to work with them even though viewpoint was never discussed during his work at Cisco Ironically. The people who say they are fighting for tolerance are often the most in unquote. Mike was a great ally to me in that whole. Fiasco. Then my coasted down at USC W. He was the head of A. Student Group, their faculty adviser, and so I did I. Don't have an atheist down there a couple of times then. I asked Mike to be part of our fearless faith team myself Jay Warner Wallace. And Mike. Would go around the country to different churches and present fearless faith. It's now a dvd you could get at our website. And Jim and I are going to talk about. Mike on a hope one. livestream. Youtube livestream on August thirteenth. Lord Willing and we'll show some of the pictures and some of the things we we did. With Mike and what we learned. About Mike can from Mica on that? livestream. Hope you'll join us we also fearless generation. Series at Calvary, chapel? Chino. Hills. With the kids out there. That's that's a DVD set as well. I had Mike on the podcast several times this podcast that you can. You can go to our. Go to I tunes or wherever you listen to this podcast and or just go to our. Our APP and. Archiving and look for Mike Adams. We had a great one on pro-life right after he debated Willie Parker the abortion doctor when the hurricane hit a couple of years ago. It looked like it was going to hit. Wilmington Heart. Did I said Mike come up here Charlotte stay with us. So we did you spend a few days here while Wilmington got forty one inches of rain. So he came to this. House frequently and Mike Love Satire if act he. He wrote some of the articles for the Babylon be those you know the Babylon be you know it's a Christian satire sight it's brilliant might ask. What is satire? Here's here's the dictionary definition of satire. Use of humor irony exaggeration or ridiculed to expose and criticize people stupidity or vices particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Now, some people. Do. Satire others dome. Mike did he loved doing satire. He loved doing satire. And Jesus it's satire. Jesus mocked people Jesus muck. Yes. The Pharisees says, what are you scribes sees you hypocrites you strain out a GNAT and swallow a camel he's mocking them. He's ridiculing them for their misplaced priorities. They're taking nets out of the water, but they're swallowing camels. So. Jesus did that and it doesn't mean every use of satire ridicule is proper. Don't get me wrong and I'm not saying Mike didn't sometimes that envelope sometimes he went too far by his own admission. I'll get to that here in a few minutes. But satire you can use even as a Christian and sometimes it's more effective. The Babylon be does this all the time look? You could say Biden is out of touch, for example, or you can have a headline like struggling Biden campaign now offering one month of free AOL. For Rally attendance. Okay. Now that's funnier gets the point across better. You could say the media is biased against trump. You could just say that it's true or you could say genius trap wears mass causing media to question effectiveness of masks. That's a Babylon be headlining set dr it gets the point across more effectively you can say that some secret church services are shallow or you could put a headline out to his holy spirit unable to move after fog machine breaks. Yeah. That's satire. That's what the Babylon does. Mike contributed to that. He was the king of Puns. He was amazing I could not keep up with them on ponds. I could go to puns in he would go eight. We were just sitting on our patio couple of weeks ago. And he said, I used to date a girl from Iowa.

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"jay warner" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

Cross Examined Official Podcast

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"jay warner" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

"If you could help us out there, I greatly appreciate it. Jay Warner Wallace your with you on Dr Frank Turks Radio Show thanks for joining us. Frank's dad passed this week, so Ukraine for Frank as he is with his parents, his mom. And is. Gravely had it's time with his dad before his dad passed our talking with Veda. Racism and made it before the break. You talked about how when you were twelve. An officer pointed a gun at you really shaped your view of the divide, the racial divide and so I know a lot of people would probably listening to that. I have a question that falls up on. It had that been a black police officer. Would you still felt like it was an issue of being treated this way on the basis of race or would have been more? Would this cop non cop thing out? How would you respond it? Well I I'll say that. I didn't. I won't even say that is shaped. My view of more so in my mind confirm my view. You know because I've always heard similar experiences so that experience those my first time was first time to me. It wasn't surprising. You know anticipated that something like that. What happened at some point where I'm innocent or guilty? Now as far as whether it's blacktop honestly. It's more of a coach thing. I can't speak for all of black America in and anyone grew up in an impoverished environment, but I know for me. I wouldn't have viewed it as any less racist if it was a black Cop Asian Cop Hispanic cop because there is a coacher that I'm that I think about when I think of the police, so if it's a soul, regardless of the ethnic group at the officer is. There that's this officer is doing what the racist kosher trained them to do. That is where my mind was at that time and s where you know That's how I would identify. Yeah I think that that's helpful for people to hear because I think most of us I think probably get that, but not everyone understands that distinction that that, in fact there's a sense in which there's as well we talk.

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"jay warner" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

Cross Examined Official Podcast

12:56 min | 3 years ago

"jay warner" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast

"Philosophy Christian worldview bible for two weeks, and you hang out with people, your peers, you have a lot of fun with go to summit dot org for more on that I teach out there few times, a year, people like Jay Warner Wallace teaching out there and Sean McDowell and Abdul Murray and so many others Mike Adams. It's a wonderful place to go, and I think they also have some summit sessions this summer. I wanna say in Pennsylvania, and maybe, again, Tennessee anyway, go to summit dot org to figure out more. You can also go down to our friends at impact three sixty impact three sixties down just south of Atlanta a little bit. I think they have a summer program. Just one week or two weeks this year, either one of those two ministries, you'll enjoy if you're young person you wanna go out there. So we try and promote what other people are doing and were part of it sometimes as well. And they're doing some great work at both those places summit dot org and impact three sixty check them out. And by the way. I'm just telling you about this not because they're paying me to say this. It's just because these are just great ministries. Okay. I don't get paid for anything here, by the way. All right. Let's go back to what we're talking about here. These new absolutes, I talked about a little bit earlier that no longer is love, although people call it love, it's not really love. No longer is love the absolute now. It's tolerance which has come to mean you must celebrate all of my opinions and behaviors if you don't celebrate everything I want to do, particularly sexually your big at your homophobia, transphobic. Whatever it is. Well. Tolerance should never be our absolute why. 'cause tolerance is too weak tolerances. Hold your nose in put up with them. Love should always be our absolute. Why love says reach out and help them and the way that you love people is not to celebrate everything? They wanna do you celebrate the, the good things they want to do, but if they're going to do something that's going to hurt them, or others or take them further away from God. You don't celebrate that you stand in the way of that. I mean, any parent who tolerates everything his or her child wants to do is not a loving, parent, you need to stand in the way of evil Paul says in the passage that is read at every wedding. But nobody seems to obey. I Corinthians thirteen. He says love always protects. Love is not laws. A fair love is not do whatever you wanna do. Love is not approve of everything. Somebody wants to do love is seeking what's best for the other person. And that involves standing in the way of evil. If you don't stand in the way of evil, you're not loving your an enabler that's called false compassion. Not true compassion. That's false, compassion and tolerance in the face of evil is an evil. Should we have tolerated Hilton Hitler by were just celebrating the seventy fifth anniversary of d day? She we've tolerated Hitler. No. Of course, not that wouldn't be loving, how would it be loving to people who are being murdered by Hitler to tolerate that you stand in the way of that? And thankfully, the greatest generation stood up. I just watched a documentary, I kind of. Very interested in World War Two and World War wall any, any kind of global conflict, just interests me and the heroism that was put forth in both of those wars particular World War, Two on d day just interests me about two thousand ten I took. A couple of my sons to Normandy, in many other places over there just to see it all. And it's humbling to know that so many people died trying to liberate the European continent from evil. In fact. I think it was the figure was ten thousand people died on the first day of be day. June sixth nineteen forty four and it was such a massive undertaking. Do you know that the allies tried to get the Germans to think that the attack was coming from somewhere else? Obviously, if they could spread the German forces out they had a better chance of making a successful landing. Of course, the Germans thought that we were going to come across at Calais, which is the narrowest part of the English channel from England to France. That's a little bit to the north of Normandy. But we actually tried to send a lot of misinformation, the allies did to the Germans that we might even attack Norway solo way all the way that far north. And finally, when we agreed that we were going to, to attack about sixty miles of beaches in the area of Normandy, we continued to deploy not only. Misinformation. But we would put out the allies would put out rubber tanks and rubber guns and plywood planes that from the air look like real planes, but they weren't real planes. They were they were made of wood, and it was all to try and increase the chances of success on d day. Probably one of the most realistic depictions of any war in film was saving private Ryan. If you sit through the first twenty minutes of saving private Ryan, Ryan, you probably have a very good sense of what the heroes that went ashore, on d day had to face, and we had to stand for truth and for goodness and against evil. If we didn't we wouldn't be loving so tolerance is not our standard. The new absolute of tolerance, isn't the standard. Love should always be the standard for everybody. Not just for Christians and the way that you love people as you stand in the way of evil. So what about these new absolutes? Whether are no real new absolutes. The truth is absolute of always been what they are. We may try and invent in our minds new absolutes, but the old absolutes don't really go away. In fact, we say this and I don't have enough faith to be being eighth east. Here's a paragraph from that chapter called Mother Theresa versus Hitler, quote, when we say the more logs this, we mean that all people are impressed with a fundamental sense of right? And wrong. Everyone knows for example that love is superior to hate. And that courage is better than cowardice university of Texas, Austin, professor j beach ski writes, quote, everyone knows certain principles there is no land where murder is vice air where murder is virtue. And gratitude is vice unquote C S Lewis has written profoundly on this topic, and his classic work mere Christianity, he put it this way, quote think of a country where people were admired for running away in battle or where a man felt proud that double cross or felt proud of double crossing all the people who had been kind to him. You might as well try to imagine a country, where to into made five unquote, indeed. Everyone already knows certain principles are. Right. And wrong, the question is where does that come from? What comes from God's nature? It's written on our hearts, just knowing it is. Why we why it exists? It exists independent of us knowing it exists from God's nature, we wouldn't have this moral law, and it wouldn't be objective, unless God exists, and we make that case. Of course, I don't have enough faith being eight this and also stealing from God. So the idea is that we're that we're trying to impose some sort of our sort of personal morality, that isn't true. In fact, let me back up and say one thing a couple of weeks ago, we had a, a podcast about the equality act, the so-called quality act for those you that listen to podcast, you know, it's not the equality act, it shouldn't be called the equality act. In fact, the title of the podcast is called the equality act isn't about equality if you haven't listened to that please go listen to that. That's a critical podcast listen to, because literally, the US house of representatives has already voted to make portions of Christian Jewish Muslim, and other religious practice illegal in the United States. And if you think I'm making that up just go back and listen to that podcast goes, I'm not, and you ought to be calling your senators and saying, look the so-called equality act isn't about equality. It's gonna make certain people have an advantage over other people. And that's what we call discrimination, it supposed to get rid of discrimination, but actually, it creates other discrimination, and religious people ninety seven percent of the population people. Who are heterosexual are going to be put at a disadvantage. If the so-called equality echoes through and some of Christian practice is going to be declared illegal. So notice that the equality act here, the so-called equality act uses the term equality to try and get you to think it's a good thing. You see immorality is always passed off, as something moral. They use morality to pass off something that's immoral Satan comes as an angel of light. If the truth was really revealed about this, and most reasonable people reasonable people heard about it. They go this isn't about equality this about inequality. We can't have this, but you pass it off as something good. Even when it's not now I'm not saying that people behind this Bill think it's evil. And they're trying to pass it off as evil. They may actually think it's good. I just think they're mistaken. And I think there's a standard beyond us, and we had a debate I think I could show if they were open to the fact that there is a standard beyond them and they ought to adhere to that standard, that the equality act is not good. This is why when people say, by the way. That. They have a particular, right? Or they're fighting for a particular thing. I always want to stop and say, wait a minute. What's your standard? What standard are you arguing from because if there is no God, that nothing is objective. There is no objective standard. Everything's just a matter of opinion, so you're trying to impose your opinion on me. When they say to me will don't oppose your morality on me. I said, well, look, this isn't my morality. I didn't make this stuff up. I didn't make up the fact that murders wrong. That is wrong that rape is wrong that, that abortions wrong that men were made for women and women were made for men, and that the reason the government's involved in marriage is not to recognize that two people have romantic affinity for one another, the government shouldn't care about that. The reason the government's involved in marriage is because it wants to perpetuate and stabilize society. That's the reason the government's involved in marriage and the only relationship that can consistently perpetuate in stabilized society is the man woman relationship because it's. Appro creative relationship that gives a mother and a father to a child and mothers, and fathers are different despite what people are claiming. There are differences between the biological genders something that's now being denied incredibly by so many people on the left, there are men, there are women. In fact, you couldn't even transgender. You couldn't go from one gender to another unless there were these genders that were distinct. It would make no sense to say, if I'm a man, I want to become a woman, if you don't know what a man or woman is so the whole movement is predicated on the idea that the genders do exist. So his homosexuality and heterosexuality. It's predicated on the fact that the genders are different in any event, the point here is I didn't make any of this stuff up. I didn't make any this isn't my morality. This just happens to be the morality. The one, Thomas Jefferson said was self evident. Now, if you don't like the morality, you don't have a problem with me. You have a problem with the creator on whose nature, this is based because I didn't make any of this up. It's just written.

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"jay warner" Discussed on Thunder Radio

Thunder Radio

10:14 min | 3 years ago

"jay warner" Discussed on Thunder Radio

"Drops of Jupiter and Jalen fruit her. Welcome back for our Bill Bubba bussey, brick laggardly here. And thank all of you for being part of the rickandbubba -xperience. You know, what it was last year? I made an attempt to try to get Jay Warner Wallace on the program, the schedule wouldn't work it all fell through. But this year it happens. Welcome to the Rick and Bubba show. Jay Warner Wallace. I and I'm glad I'm sorry last year. I feel bad. That's all right. Look. I mean, I got over six seven months after. Exactly. But this this is really the times that we're living in now more than ever. I think that people of faith, you know, need to be able to defend what they believe. And I know you're not saying this, nor is anyone saying this that we ever get to the point where faith is not required. But the faith that we all have is based on a tremendous body of evidence, and you coming from a background of being a homicide detective, you've you sort of taking the gifts that God gave you in your line of work, and you basically have done an investigation on the claims of the eye. Witnesses and people involved in the story of Christ the person of Jesus the resurrection. The book cold-case Christianity is one God's crime scene, another forensic faith. And of course, we can talk a little bit about Keisha makers academy for kids. But we definitely want to everybody know about the rethink apologetic conferences that are going on Birmingham. Yours coming up J B one the speakers there, and he'll be talking these about the things that we're about to discuss here, but in more detail, Birmingham, that's April twenty six and twenty seven then this fall arms County, California and Imbaba where you just came from Minneapolis coming up in November. So Jay for those who may not know your story or don't don't haven't haven't read the books. I've kind of laid it out in general once you give us more details. Well, somebody who is trained as a detective here in Los Angeles County when I first started looking at the gospels, and I didn't have anyone of my family who were Christian. This is going to be based on some sense of thority. Right. So we would say look if we just preached the gospel, if we just share the truth from scripture, then God does the rest, and you'll see this group will grow the that that assumes that the person you're talking to trust the of whatever scripture you're reading to him otherwise that that approach will also work for the book of Mormon, and when that group grows you'll see over there you go. Or any other holy tax writers sacred text of any other world religion. And I think we're at a point especially with young people where there's a question about authority. And so for me, I just had supplied my investigative processes, you know, you know, how do you determine if witnesses reliable? If a suspect is telling you the truth, and I applied those to the gospels. And that's what convinced me that they were reliable accounts of Jesus of Nazareth and other sources like say, for example, the book of Mormon were not reliable accounts related to Jesus. It's just a process. It's pretty simple template. The detectives us I try to share that in the book. But but the reason why we do rethink conferences. 'cause we know that this is the generation, you know, thinking about this first guys. I don't know how you guys are. But I'm a boomer. I'm fifty seven I'm kind of at the low end of that. But the point is I am an demographic right now, which still narrowly is the largest demographic in the country within two or three years as we are dying the largest demographic will not be gen-x or millennials. It'll be. Gen Z the high schoolers that a lot of you guys either. No or having your family, and you probably recognize the fact that when we do the polling on this group. They are the least committed to Christian. They're the most eight theistic of any of the demographics, and they are going to be the largest demographic in the country within two or three years probably the largest demographic on the planet within two or three years. So we have to kind of help them, by the way, they have accessed information on my gosh, they have more access to information. We never had what they don't have is trust. What you see with this generation is there the least trusting of information because they're bombarded with it, and it's all competing with each other. So we wanted to rethink is help them to understand they can trust. What is in the tax will call the bible, and he might just student conference. But the reality of it is every parent needs to know how to answer these questions if you have young people in your life. That's on us. Right. Because to be honest, you're not gonna be able to buy them. My books. Hey region walls his books. Really? They're not gonna read those books has a matter of fact, they're not they're not even with classically readers at this point. Right. We know that that these statistics on reading what they really gonna want is for you as mom or dad to be able to answer the questions they have about Christianity. So we have to master those j let me ask you this for is making a case. And I'm on breakdown evidence in two categories one in the bible one outside the bobble. We'll start with inside the bobble you have accounts. If you're making your argument to jury, let's say how do you? And what do you say about the people who gave you I witness accounts in the bible? What what makes you think they are telling the truth? Four things four criteria. We haven't been jury instructions that's actually every state has got a number of questions that jurors can think about or ask as themselves as they're listening to a witness on the stand and those four questions those those number of questions are like thirteen, but they break into four basic categories one was the witness. They're really there to to be able to see what you're saying. They saw because you if you can demonstrate for example, they're lying about being there. Then they're they're done. Can be corroborated in some way, doesn't have to be a lot of corroboration. It can just be touch point corroboration, but that can be corroborated by physical evidence corroborated by other witnesses statement three have they changed their story or or or have they been honest and accurate inconsistent over time in four do they possess a bias that would cause you to to not trust what they're saying? Because it may be motivated to light you. So so those are the four criteria that we use to evaluate eye. You put that by the way on any text that claims to be chronicling something that happened in history. You know, someone sees it. And they pass it on Luke says that he has access to the eye. Witnesses clearly Lucas with Paul during the book of acts he slips into first person. So he has access to all the people who were I witnesses. He says in the first paragraph of his gospel that he is consulting what those people in order to write the gospel Matthew and John claim to be written by by people who saw this John's gospel, even says. We saw this with our own on his, and we could say a lot more. But this is what we're recording. So you will know and believe so in other words, we we have these documents they claim to be an account of what really happened. Well, how do we know that we can trust that account? That's the process we would use for witnesses, and you can apply those to the gospels on. Let's let's look outside the gospels. What do you feel like is the most reliable reports that are not in what we currently call the holy bible. You know, it's it's funny on my website at kowcase Christianity. There's one article that. I think does the I've written about a little bit in a book called forensic faith that does the most popular article on our website. And it's just, you know, evidence for Jesus outside the bible and what I try to do. There is just limit myself to the earliest non Christian reports related to the person of Jesus and those happen within the first I'd save fifty one hundred years if people who are saying something about this. Movement. And if you look at what's being said, it's clear that the Kristall the hi crystal. In other words, that that Jesus is not just some simple preaching rabbi that he is in fact, working miracles and arose from the dead that is the earliest version of Jesus you ever encounter either inside or outside the bible. So it's not as though that the the legend of Jesus grew and some people would claim that. I mean, there are books that have been written about that that somehow the simple Jesus was just a preaching rabbi who never worked miracles never rose from the grave that legend turned into the Christ. We know in Christianity. It's just not true. The very first students of the eyewitness, for example, John his students were Polycarp Ignatius and pay. And if you look at the writing of Polycarp and Ignatius, you're gonna find that the the version of Jesus you're familiar with is already being described by the students of the eye witnesses. It's going to be hard to argue that somehow to one hundred fifty years, and we're asked to die in the legend grows. That's just not. The case. I mean, you're stuck with that person of Jesus if you not believe it, but he is the first that version, you know, in scripture is that earliest version recorded, I've had people say if you just want to claim to be historian, and you denied the person of Jesus existed, then you are not truly historian. I mean, you're absolutely you have no credibility. Yeah. Even Bardem, and who is a pretty classic skeptic employment of the most well known biblical skeptics on the planet has written a book about this. He he's you know, just to demonstrate that no Jesus is an historical figure. He isn't believed that Jesus is the bible says he is but to deny that Jesus ever lived in it, just maybe a recreation of prior mythologies, you hear that once in a while, you know, at some other other rising and dying and rising saviors, you know, so that they'd be occurred before they'll always try to say he's like, oh Cyrus or like Horace or like myth written, by the way, that's not even true. But but they'll make the claim. But the reality is that you cannot deny the history of Jesus now you could test the eyewitness claims but the best in early. Claims we have related to Jesus are the four canonical gospels. You're stuck with that. Now, you can you can you know after that happens. Of course, a lot of legend develops you. See it in the noncanonical. But that's what you would expect. If there is a true person who did what Jesus did I would expect all kinds of legend in everyone's going to be right about this guy. And it turns out pretty much everyone was so so I think that that's something. We would expect. Jim thanks for being with us today. If you wanna go to kowcase,.

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"jay warner" Discussed on Thunder Radio

Thunder Radio

05:18 min | 3 years ago

"jay warner" Discussed on Thunder Radio

"These top nationwide. We we have a lot to do in the program today. We'll kind of walk through got a couple of guess today. We think we'll be very very interesting to you. We'll talk with Bob Stromberg with compassion international. You know, we partner with them for the very first time. And we'll talk to him about some things going on you have questions. The the hill answer today concerning compassion international. And then later in the program, very interesting yesterday. Jay Warner Wallace. When this was being pitched, I was listening to this. There's a there's some rethink apologetic conscious going on around the country, and we'll put those and show today. But there's a lot of people that'll be speaking at that. But the thing that really hit me is, you know, a love these, you know, Lee Strobel stories where you, hey, I'm a journalist and and set out to us the things that God called me to actually investigate and see if I could. Come up with a with a case that you know, is Christianity tell the truth these events really happening the resurrection. You know, we got Easter weekend coming up to the resurrection happen, and this is a former homicide detective that has put together his ministry called cold case Christianity, he's got the book. Okay. Christianity. God's crime-scene Enzi faith and also put together a case makers academy for kids, and he's using his ability to investigate things to tell you. Hey, I'm telling you what these people believe is true. And he courses is a follow crush now through the skills. He was given to investigate. So what will listen to the cold case for Christ with Jay Warner Wallace coming up later in the program today, and then you can look wherever you listen to the show and watch and you look at the rethink apologetic dot com. I know our church is sending. Are used to go to this conference because you know, what there's certainly we believe by faith. But it's also important to know that that faith is based on a lot of evidence that you can defend what you believe. So anyway, always important. So we got that speaking of of youth tonight. Bubba I know that you are complete. This is already happened for you speedy. You still got some work to do Greg. You've been free helmsey, buddy. You got a long way to go tonight. I will be part of what will be the last kid at the house is last prompt. Yeah. And hope you ready to take pictures cameras charged up boy last I asked Sherry last night. Because remember he's on the two problems. This year does his girlfriend was the one school. He goes to another and when Sherry charge the battery for the wrong battery for the camera. What battery that was I don't even know what it went to the house to find it probably know camera. I asked her yesterday. I asked her yesterday. I said did you charge the right? Camera battery this time, she said, I did I'm ready to go and Bob, and I joked about this last year because we were both there, and this this chaotic scene that we create at the school work because now it's our problem. He went to his girlfriend's pronounce are. And are are very penny. Pinching school, you know, doesn't Thursday night. So they can rent everything cheaper. Yeah. But that does present you know, a little bit issue because you're now on the workday, and you got a lot going on. And you're you're also trying to trying to get the pictures at a place where everybody's in their normal day. The traffic is no. The biggest clutch. Imagine how have your Greg? Greg. Is very well. Caitlyn is actually coming back to go to this. No. But I have declared. It's not our normal thing. It's not only one hundred. One hundred percents yorker, I'm gonna take my pants off and watch TV. So I'm not I'm not daddy Goldberg over there. I've been on this show why they play him re hits. Hits. I love that. But but I I've already done it twice. This will be my third time to do it in Bubba. You know, he he did a few times too. I know you think well, they're doing the difficult thing. But no, no. There are so many people in this in this in this botanical garden, and of course, senior parents have a double whammy because you have to get the pitcher and all this main starting pitchers who the and in all humane later, then you have to go out find your car, and then get through the problem is the walk that. So it's a it is a. I don't envy your position at Albro tomorrow. If you're on the field of competition you screaming the Ford. Hey, man. This also left as one. Leave it on the field. So I will I will like collapsed out there saying I have gotten my last kid. Yeah. Will be a heat exhaustion laying on the ground on. It is it is done. Get ready. You're you're gonna get a message.

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