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Tru-ID Podcast

Tru-ID is a podcast that focuses on Christian apologetics and tackling the issues of our time from a Christian perspective. The host of Tru-ID, Adam Coleman, hopes to honor Jesus Christ by engaging questions about and objections to Christianity, particularly those related to the African American community. Podcast episodes will explore race, the allegation that Christianity is the "white man's religion", history, science, philosophy, current events, and various ways to defend the Christian faith. The central theme of the Tru-ID Podcast series is that our true identity is to be found in God who has made mankind in His image.
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Welcome to my podcast page!

Tru-ID is my effort to contribute to the ongoing dialogue within our culture concerning topics like Christianity, race, morality, politics, and the merits of the Christian faith. On this journey we're all about sharing the gospel of Christ as we learn, grow, and tackle tough questions. Come along for the ride!

Apr 20, 2018

Whaddup my peoples!!

In this episode we discuss Carlton Pearson and the new movie detailing his transition further away from orthodox Christian teaching. For those who aren't familiar with Carlton Pearson, he was a very influential Pentecostal Preacher up until about 2007. Not only did Pearson pastor a megachurch but he was also nationally known for preaching at various conferences and even putting some of today's most notable preachers on the map (i.e. TD Jakes). All of that came to a crashing halt when Pearson came to believe that God told him that there is no hell, Jesus has already saved everyone, and everyone is going to heaven. Pearson was rightly deemed a heretic by the ministerial authorities he was affiliated with and went on to continue preaching his "gospel of inclusion" in forums that would have him. Recently, this aspect of Pearson's story was captured in a Netflix Exclusive movie entitled "Come Sunday".

Earlier this week I did a Facebook Live with some initial observations that I'd drawn from the movie. I'd intended to put out a full response to the questions and objections Pearson articulates in the movie, however, unfortunately I'm still getting over a pretty bad cold and was unable to do so. Also, I realized that in order to record an episode this week I would have had to record on the day my wife and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary. Husbandly wisdom leads me to believe that if I want to live to see our 10th anniversary then it would probably be a good idea to not spend this anniversary recording apologetics material rather than hanging out with my wife. LOL Candice don't play that! With that said I've converted that FB live to an audio episode which you'll get to see more of my off the cuff comical side along with theological and philosophical points that I believe will help Christians to work their way through difficult questions while avoiding patterns of thought or behavior that tend toward adopting heretical views of scripture. Next week we'll dig deeper into specific responses to the concerns raised by Carlton Pearson. 

Mar 31, 2018

About a year and some change ago I sat down with a former Hebrew Israelite turned Christian apologist who goes by the name Brother J. In that interview Brother J talked aboutm being influential as a music artist in the Hebrew Israelite movement and how leaving Hebrew Israelism was sort of like Lebron James left Cleveland and went to Miami. lol He caught a lot of "heat" from the Hebrew Israelite community (pun intended).

Anyway, from then till now Brother J has been relentless in putting out solid apologetics ministry to Hebrew Israelites. Brother J sits down with us again to talk about how that transition has been for him and share insights as to what he finds to effective in ministering to Hebrew Israelites. PLUS Brother J is a talented musician and just dropped his new album titled "A.D." (After Deception)

Check out this interview in which Brother J AKA "J the Producer" in which we listen to some cuts off of his new album and he brings us up to speed on his apologetics ministry and life with Christ that inspires his music!

 

www.jtheproducer.com
 
 
J The Producer's New Album "A.D" After Deception can be purchased here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-d-after-deception/1353614718
 
https://www.amazon.com/D-After-Deception-J-Producer/dp/B07B4TW7M5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520657425&sr=8-1&keywords=J+The+producer+After+Deception
Mar 24, 2018

Your boy Adam Coleman (Scott Lane) is out of town again but we're keeping this content flowing to equip the saints as best we can. I was truly excited to sit down with the host of the "Urban Perspective" ,Pastor Jerome Gay Jr., for a discussion about the purpose of the Mosaic law and Hebrew Israelite misconceptions about the law. There is definitely a lot here for listeners to sink their teeth into. Check it out and be sure to subscribe to us on Itunes if you haven't already.

Plus I was feeling nostalgia so I put an old song I had back in the day with my homie Sir Walter III at the end of the episode.

Title: Louder (I’m on the 3rd verse)

 

Key Points:

What is the purpose of the Old Testament Law?

What misconceptions about the Old Testament Laws do we tend to find among Hebrew Israelites?

 

Mar 14, 2018

You just never know how personally grappling with some of life's toughest challenges and questions will put you in position to help someone else as they do the same. In Galatians 6:2 we are told:

"Bear one another's burdens, and in doing so fulfill the law of Christ."

The fact of the matter is many people, both followers of Christ and non-believers, struggle with that nagging question; "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Is there a solid answer to that question? Does the existence of evil in the world suggest that an all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful God does not exist? 

Let's make it plain. I can't tell you how many times I've been sharing the gospel with someone and they ask, "Where was Jesus during slavery?" or "If Jesus is real then why are our people still oppressed?" 

 

Each month Adam Coleman heads up to Richmond, VA. to teach apologetics at the No Ceilings Bible Study. Recently, The Black Bruce Wayne (Adam Coleman) was asked to address why bad things happen to good people. In this episode Adam Coleman shares his message from No Ceilings. Before I forget, I would like to say thank you for all who continue to support this ministry. Over the last month I have had the opportunity to travel and share what God has poured into me and it's been exciting to be a part of this growing urban apologetics movement. If we keep working together we can set this culture ablaze for Christ!

Key Points:

Intro to the "Problem of Evil"

How to take the pressure off of yourself in responding to this question.

How the existence of evil is actually evidence that God exists. 

Mar 2, 2018

In this episode Scott Lane briefly talks about his recent travels and public speaking opportunities related to urban apologetics. We then listen in on a portion of his second presentation at the Truth Summit at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA. (2/16/2018)

 

Key Points:

African enslaved persons understanding the liberating nature of God.

The birth of the "Black Church" in North America

The many ways in which the "Black Church" actively opposed the institution of slavery in America.

Feb 10, 2018

It’s so encouraging to see how God is prospering and expanding this “urban” apologetics movement! I was invited by Pastor Tim Allison of Reconcile Church in Bloomington, Illinois to come and speak on the opening day of their Unapologetically Black and Unashamedly Christian series. I was asked to speak on “Can I be Woke and Christian?”. In this episode we’ve got the audio from that service...take a listen!!

 

Key Topics

Ancient African Christianity

Christianity and Enslaved Africans

Racism in the Church

Slavery In the Bible

Living the Gospel in Your Circle of Influence

Feb 1, 2018

It's on and poppin!! God is doing major things as the "urban" apologetics movement picks up steam. This week features Pastor Tim Allison of Reconcile Church in Bloomington, Illinois. I'm honored that Pastor Allison has invited yours truly, Adam Coleman, to speak at the "Unapologetic and Unashamed" Conference. At the conference, I will be addressing the false claim that Christianity is the "white man's religion" and answering the question, "Can you be woke and Christian?". In this episode, we chop it up about the need for apologetics in the African American community, pastoral insights on how to get active as an apologist in your local church, and grappling with serious questions as we draw closer to God.

Jan 13, 2018

About a week ago Kris "K-Dub" Williams released a new song "Psuedo Israelites" in which he took Hebrew Israelism to task for a number of doctrinal concerns and behaviors that don't reflect Biblical morality. This song sparked a firestorm of backlash from the Hebrew Israelite community. In particular, Deacon Hakah of the Sicarii Hebrew Israelite sect responded with a diss track against K Dub and the whole Shield Squad of which I am a member. In this episode, I sit down with K-Dub, J the Producer, and Tony of gospel rap group Hazakim to discuss "Pseudo Isrelites" and the recent controversy. Enjoy.

Dec 25, 2017

The podcaster's Ten Commandments surely includes "Thou shalt not release an episode on Christmas since no one will listen to it". LOL However, I have a number of folks who listen to the show who I know do not celebrate Christmas. Some of my Hebrew Israelite listeners believe its a pagan holiday while others see Christmas as an opportunity to get a Christians for some sort of hypocrisy. Certainly not all non-Christmas-ers are like that but given what I do I tend to be in contact with folks who feel that way. Welp, this episode is for you. I offer a few thoughts about bogus objections to Christianity I tend to get from you guys this time of year but then I also address some culture related concerns where we may find some common ground.

 Key Points:

Is Ex-Pastor Kevin Wesley’s claim about Jesus being born of a “virgin” being based on the “Virgo “ zodiac sign legit?

What about Ex-Pastor Kevin Wesley’s claim about Jesus being reported to be the “Son”/“Sun”of God actually being a veiled reference to sun worship and astrology?

Examining Brother audio clip of Brother Polight’s take on Christmas.

Why shedding off culture based stumbling blocks to the gospel is an imperative for the church (minus the legalism...)

How all this anti-Christmas talk is often just a smokescreen to avoid real conversations about the evidence for Christianity.

 

 

 

Dec 1, 2017

Maaaaan yo...When I first started the Tru-ID podcast I didn’t really know much about recording. As a result there are any mover of interviews that I recorded some time ago that required some editing and fairly recently I’ve been able to go back and clean them up. With that said I’m excited to finally be able to share this interview with a dynamic individual who was actually one of my first guests, Dr. Vince Bantu. Dr. Bantu is a brilliant Brother and as I restored the audio and sat back to listen to this interview it really brought me back to why I started the Tru-ID Podcast. Enjoy!!!

 

Key Topics:

-Ancient African Christianity

-Social justice and seminary education

-Real racial reconciliation

-Dr. Bantu basically drop barz on several interesting topics

Stay Tuned

Nov 30, 2017

Maaaaan yo...When I first started the Tru-ID podcast I didn’t really know much about recording. As a result there are any mover of interviews that I recorded some time ago that required some editing and fairly recently I’ve been able to go back and clean them up. With that said I’m excited to finally be able to share this interview with a dynamic individual who was actually one of my first guests, Dr. Vince Bantu. Dr. Bantu is a brilliant Brother and as I restored the audio and sat back to listen to this interview it really brought me back to why I started the Tru-ID Podcast. I know you guys will enjoy this dialogue so be on the lookout for this episode dropping tomorrow morning. Matta fact I’m so hype about this one I might mess around and drop it on y’all later today...

 

Key Topics:

-Ancient African Christianity

-Social justice and seminary education

-Real racial reconciliation

-Dr. Bantu basically drop barz on several interesting topics

Stay Tuned

 

Nov 22, 2017

J.Warner Wallace is an internationally known Christian apologist and author of several books such as Cold Case Christianity, God's Crime Scene, and his most recent work Forensic Faith. J. Warner Wallace has a unique approach to apologetics that flows from his professional background as a cold case homicide detective. In fact my listeners may recognize J. Warner Wallace from his role as a testifying detective in the movie God's Not Dead 2.

In this episode Scott Lane and J Warner chop it up about how he applied his skillset from being a cold case homicide detective to investigate the historical evidence for the life of Jesus and the Christian worldview. 

Also, given his background in law enforcement I couldn't help but strike a dialogue with him on the issue of police misconduct and the criminal justice system. J Warner's perspective on this will likely surprise a lot of my Tru-ID family out there....

 

Key Points:

Journey from atheist homicide detective to believer in Christ

Historical evidence for Jesus and the Gospels

How does apologetics fit in with evangelism

Forensic Faith

J Warner's take on police conduct, interaction between the Criminal Justice system and the black community, and solutions

Nov 22, 2017

J.Warner Wallace is an internationally known Christian apologist and author of several books such as Cold Case Christianity, God's Crime Scene, and his most recent work Forensic Faith. J. Warner Wallace has a unique approach to apologetics that flows from his professional background as a cold case homicide detective. In fact my listeners may recognize J. Warner Wallace from his role as a testifying detective in the movie God's Not Dead 2.

In this episode Scott Lane and J Warner chop it up about how he applied his skillset from being a cold case homicide detective to investigate the historical evidence for the life of Jesus and the Christian worldview. 

Also, given his background in law enforcement I couldn't help but strike a dialogue with him on the issue of police misconduct and the criminal justice system. J Warner's perspective on this will likely surprise a lot of my Tru-ID family out there....

 

Key Points:

Journey from atheist homicide detective to believer in Christ

Historical evidence for Jesus and the Gospels

How does apologetics fit in with evangelism

Forensic Faith

J Warner's take on police conduct, interaction between the Criminal Justice system and the black community, and solutions

Nov 10, 2017

Scott Lane chops it up with HBU professor and internationally known apologist Mary Jo Sharp!

Key Topics

-Her Journey from atheism to Christianity

-Being a "logical Christian"

-Identifying logical fallacies

-Cultural apologetics

Don't miss it!!

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Nov 9, 2017

Scott Lane chops it up with HBU professor and internationally known apologist Mary Jo Sharp!

 

Key Topics

-Her Journey from atheism to Christianity

-Being a "logical Christian"

-Identifying logical fallacies

-Cultural apologetics

Don't miss it!!

 

Subscribe to the Tru-ID Podcast on iTunes!!!

#sharetheshow

Nov 8, 2017

In this episode Adam Coleman aka Scott Lane is on location at the No Ceilings Bible Study teaching on the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. 

 

Key Topics

-How historians determine the historicity of an event.

-Five historical facts that point to a resurrected Christ

-Understanding concepts historians use to determine which explanations best account for a historical event.

-How the Resurrection is our most slept on tool for engaging the conscious community

 

Sources:

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Mike Licona and Gary Habermas

The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright

Tactics by Greg Koukl

Oct 26, 2017

In this episode Adam Coleman talks about his recent trip to Philly to attend the Frequency Urban Ministry Conference. Not only do we get into insights gained at the conference, chopping it up with other "urban apologists", etc. but Adam also walks the listener through an encounter at the barbershop during which Greg Koukl's techniques from "Tactics" came in handy. Check it out.

 

Episode Topics

- "Blacktics"

-  Historical evidence for Jesus' existence

- Manuscript Evidence for the New Testament

- Minimal Facts Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus

- Experience at Frequency Conference

- "Woke" Church

- Tips for Engaging Conscious Community

Sources

https://carm.org/manuscript-evidence

Habermas, G. R., & Licona, M. (2004). The case for the resurrection of Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications.

 

Sep 30, 2017

I hear a lot of folks talking smack about what the church supposedly  isn't doing or should be doing to help people. Scott Lane chops it up with one of the lead rap vocalists of Renaissance Music Group, Sinai the Overcomer. Sinai is much more than a Christian rapper though. In this interview, Sinai talks about the work he and his team are doing to help build an orphanage and "Safe House Community" which is taking direct action against sex trafficking in Pretoria, South Africa. Sinai, Legin, and Mike Bell have released an album entitled "Safe House" and are committing every dollar they make from album sales to building the Safe House orphanage and community.

You can get more information about the work they're doing at 

www.safehouseproject.org

Key Topics:

-Intervening against sex trafficking in South Africa

-What is the Safe House Project?

-How to support the Safe House Project

-Recently recording a song with Christian rapper Da Truth

-Controversy in Christian hip-hop culture between artists who focus on the church and artists that focus on audiences outside the church.

-All the revenue from the Safe House album goes toward building an orphanage/safe house and resource center in Pretoria, South Africa. PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY!!!

Special feature:

This episode ends out with Sinai's the hit single 

"Refugee" feat. Da Truth

Sep 29, 2017

I hear a lot of folks talking smack about what the church supposedly  isn't doing or should be doing to help people. Scott Lane chops it up with one of the lead rap vocalists of Renaissance Music Group, Sinai the Overcomer. Sinai is much more than a Christian rapper though. In this interview, Sinai talks about the work he and his team are doing to help build an orphanage and "Safe House Community" which is taking direct action against sex trafficking in Pretoria, South Africa. Sinai, Legin, and Mike Bell have released an album entitled "Safe House" and are committing every dollar they make from album sales to building the Safe House orphanage and community.

You can get more information about the work they're doing at 

www.safehouseproject.org

Key Topics:

-Intervening against sex trafficking in South Africa

-What is the Safe House Project?

-How to support the Safe House Project

-Recently recording a song with Christian rapper Da Truth

-Controversy in Christian hip-hop culture between artists who focus on the church and artists that focus on audiences outside the church.

Sep 21, 2017

On this week's episode of Tru-ID Scott Lane is joined by the internationally known Christian apologist, Greg Koukl. Greg is the founder of Stand to Reason Ministries which aims to equip believers in being ambassadors for the gospel. He is the author of a number of books including, "Tactics", and his newest work entitled "The Story of Reality". Greg Koukl brought his "A" game for this interview and even shared an interesting angle on applying concepts from his newest book to some of the apologetics issues I raised in articles I wrote on the Conscious Community. 

Key Topics:

- How do I effectively navigate conversations with unbelievers?

- How does the Christian worldview really provide answers for life's biggest questions?

- Reviewing Greg Koukl's new book "The Story of Reality"

Don't miss this episode.

Sep 19, 2017

On this week's episode of Tru-ID Scott Lane is joined by the internationally known Christian apologist, Greg Koukl. Greg is the founder of Stand to Reason Ministries which aims to equip believers in being ambassadors for the gospel. He is the author of a number of books including, "Tactics", and his newest work entitled "The Story of Reality". Greg Koukl brought his "A" game for this interview and even shared an interesting angle on applying concepts from his newest book to some of the apologetics issues I raised in articles I wrote on the Conscious Community. 

Key Topics:

- How do I effectively navigate conversations with unbelievers?

- How does the Christian worldview really provide answers for life's biggest questions?

- Reviewing Greg Koukl's new book "The Story of Reality"

Don't miss this episode.

 

Aug 4, 2017

Tru-ID Podcast Host Scott Lane the Black Bruce Wayne interviews the well-know apologetics crew Soldiers of God!! These guys don't pull punches when it comes to standing for truth.....Listen now

Jul 22, 2017

Noted Pan-Africanist Dr. Umar Johnson made recent appearances on the popular hip hop radio show The Breakfast Club and The Roland Martin Show on News One, and followed up with another interview on We the Gods Podcast. Between these three interviews Dr. Umar Johnson espoused a number of controversial views including a condemnation of Interracial Marriage. Over the course of a two part Tru-ID Episode, Scott Lane will engage these ideas and present logical and biblical responses to Dr. Umar's perspective on politics/social justice issues (Part 1) and interracial marriage (Part 2).

Part 2:

-Contradictions within Dr. Umar Johnson's Pan-Africanism

-Exploring Dr. Johnson's erroneous concept of identity

-Is there anything wrong with interracial marriage?

-Exploring ways that a Christian can approach race and the question of interracial marriage.

Jul 22, 2017

Noted Pan-Africanist Dr. Umar Johnson made recent appearances on the popular hip hop radio show The Breakfast Club and The Roland Martin Show on News One, and followed up with another interview on We the Gods Podcast. Between these three interviews Dr. Umar Johnson espoused a number of controversial views including a condemnation of Interracial Marriage. Over the course of a two part Tru-ID Episode, Scott Lane will engage these ideas and present logical and biblical responses to Dr. Umar's perspective on politics/social justice issues (Part 1) and interracial marriage (Part 2).

 

Part 1:

-Dr. Umar Johnson's logical and factual errors

-Addressing the question of racism and systemic change to counter racist structures in American society.

 

Part 2 will be released later today

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode we have Dr. Esau McCaulley dropping jewels on:

- Identifying reliable sources of info VS. fake scholarship 

- Basic Study Tips

- Hebrew Israelite's mistaken view of ethnicity in the New Testament.

 - Do Christians have to keep the Law?

 

Check us out!!!

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