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By Ravi Zacharias

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The Defense Rests is a podcast in which you're the jury. We'll put Christianity and other worldviews in the courtroom as we address the claims for and the objections against the Christian faith from a legal perspective. You'll hear objections right from atheists, agnostics, and those from other religions to see whether Christianity holds up to courtroom level scrutiny.

Episode Date
Interview with Greg Koukl: Part 2

Abdu's friend and President of Stand to Reason Greg Koukl join's him to discuss the updated edition of Greg's book, Tactics: A Gameplan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. Tactics equips Christians with the same kind of methods lawyers use to find out the facts in a case. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Jul 13, 2020
Interview with Greg Koukl: Part 1

Abdu's friend and President of Stand to Reason Greg Koukl join's him to discuss the updated edition of Greg's book, Tactics: A Gameplan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. Tactics equips Christians with the same kind of methods lawyers use to find out the facts in a case. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Abdu Murray - @AbduMurray

Jun 29, 2020
Objection! "The Atonement is Unjust!"

Jesus' sacrifice on the cross is central to the Christian faith. The gospel message is that Jesus paid the penalty for our sins on the cross. Yet some object that Jesus' substitution for us on the cross is unjust. How is it just for an innocent person to be punished in the place of the guilty? Abdu addresses this objection by pointing to legal principles showing how it can often be fair for an innocent person to take on the liability of another.

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Jun 15, 2020
Recognizing a Biased Witness or a Biased Jury, Part 2

Abdu will apply the principles discussed in Part 1 to matters of faith, particularly the credibility of the New Testament and the creation account in Genesis.

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Jun 01, 2020
Recognizing a Biased Witness or a Biased Jury, Part 1

When assessing a claim, we often look at the testimonies of witnesses, including experts. But how can we tell if a witness is being biased toward one side or the other? Do we sometimes give too much weight to someone's opinion just because they happen to have expertise in a certain area? And what about jurors—those whose responsibilities it is to come to a verdict? Can they be biased as well? Abdu will walk us through how to think about these issues. As we look at the claims and objections regarding spiritual claims, we have to be on the lookout not only for the biased witnesses, but also our own biases.

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May 18, 2020
Objection! "The Disciples Probably Hallucinated Seeing the Raised Jesus"

Could the disciples have experienced a mass hallucination that Jesus rose from the dead instead of actually seeing the risen Jesus? We put this explanation, popular among some skeptics, to the test by employing the rules as to the admissibility of expert testimony.

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May 04, 2020
Objection! "Jesus May Not Have Actually Died"

One explanation of what happened to Jesus is that he didn't rise from the dead, because he never actually died. Instead, some say he "swooned" so that it seemed like he was dead but he was actually entombed alive. In this episode, Abdu looks at how expert medical testimony.

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Apr 20, 2020
Objection! "Miracles are the Least Likely Explanation"

This episode begins with the discussion of counter-explanations to the Resurrection. Specifically, the objection that since miracles are the least likely event, they are the least likely explanation of what happened to Jesus. In this episode, Abdu indicates how this objection employs unfounded assumptions and actually employs circular reasoning.

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Apr 06, 2020
A Lawyer's Case for the Resurrection Part 2

This episode continues to discuss the CASE acronym, specifically the S and the E to establish the case that Jesus rose from the dead. We discuss the burden of proof once again, and how the Christian can meet the burden and then shift it onto the skeptic to try to explain what happened to Jesus.

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Mar 23, 2020
A Lawyer's Case for the Resurrection Part 1

This episode explains the differences between "circumstantial evidence" and "direct evidence." It includes Abdu's "CASE" acronym setting out four key facts about the historical Jesus that the vast majority of scholars agree on. Abdu argues that Jesus' resurrection from the dead best explains the facts.

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Mar 06, 2020
Pilot Episode

This episode introduces "The Defense Rests," a podcast where lawyer and RZIM itinerant Abdu Murray looks at the claims for and objections against the Christian faith from a legal perspective, considering the rules of evidence and procedures to see which worldviews can withstand the scrutiny of a legal trial.

In this episode, Abdu examines the concept of burdens of proof, to see who has it, how to meet it, and whether the burden ever shifts.

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Mar 06, 2020