If you’re a fan of homicide “who done it” reenactments on programs like NBC’s “Dateline,” you may have noticed a number of cases solved featuring a wiry cold-case detective from the Torrance, CA, P.D. named J. Warner Wallace.
Wallace is so skilled at showing where evidence leads that when he recently brought a tough 1981 murder case to trial—there was no body and no murder weapon—he got a “guilty” verdict from the jury in less than five hours of deliberation.
You may also have noticed the same J. Warner Wallace filling in for Greg on STR’s radio program when he's been out of town. Out of the gate, he was the best radio sub we've ever had.
So, after 25 years cracking tough cases and vigorously advancing the Kingdom in his off hours (Wallace started a dynamic youth group called “Rising Tide” and for years hosted pleaseconvinceme.com with a regular following of 13,000 people ), J. Warner is coming on board full time with Stand to Reason.
As a former atheist, he took the forensic skills he used to solve the toughest crimes—homicides with a trail that’s been cold for decades—and applied them to the eyewitness testimony and circumstantial evidence for the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
A long time student of STR, Wallace is a fabulous communicator and a wizard with multi-media presentations. His new book, Cold Case Christianity, is simply the most clever and compelling defense I’ve ever read for the reliability of the New Testament record.
J. Warner will be teaching for STR as our fourth faculty member, and also contributing online with written, audio, and video resources.
We are all thrilled to welcome J. Warner Wallace to the STR team.