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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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!

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Dec 18, 2018

In this episode we continue our series on social justice. One of the main issues I hoped to deal with in this series is to dispel the Conscious Community myth that Christianity has nothing to offer the black community in terms of providing a basis for grappling with suffering and specific moral realities of the "black experience" here in the West as well. 

In response to this erroneous notion about the biblical worldview I am working my way through a number of "building blocks" to biblical morality which debunk this idea. Tune in to this episode in which we explore the first and most important of our building blocks.


Breaking down the connection between social justice and moral claims

The nature of God as the foundation for morality

Does the biblical worldview have what it takes to back up moral claims?

Nov 24, 2018

Waddup my peoples!

What is the connection between Pastor John Macarthur and Conscious Community figure Brother Polight?

You definitely want to tune in for our latest episode of the Tru-ID Podcast and find out.

I've often received questions as to where I stand on certain social issues and race relations in our society. Since there is so much discussion going on about social justice nowadays I thought this would be a good time to give my take on it from an apologetics standpoint.

In this episode, our series on social justice gets a little more spicy than usual. After listening to John Macarthur's series of sermons on Social Justice and the gospel, I decided to play a few clips from Macarthur and also a clip from well known Conscious Community figure Brother Polight as I attempt to shed light on how the conflict within the church related to urban apologetics, evangelism, and social justice.

Key Points:

Tackling statements made by John Macarthur about social justice and the gospel.

Should Christians "just preach the gospel"?

Is Brother Polight right about Christianity holding the black community back?

Does Christianity make black people cowards? 

What are some specific examples of how misrepresentations of the biblical worldview has contributed to there being barriers to the gospel in the black community?  



Nov 24, 2018

Waddup y'all!

This episode is a continuation of "Mac Friday" so if you missed that one you may want to go back and check that out first.

As a reminder of what we're addressing, I'm joining the conversation on social justice as I'm often asked about where I stand on certain social issues and race relations in our society. Since there is so much discussion going on about social justice nowadays I thought this would be a good time to give my take on it from an apologetics standpoint.

In this episode, I give further commentary of clips I've played from Brother Polight and John Macarthur related to an intersection between ethical, the "black struggle" and the biblical worldview. 

Key Points:

Are Christian teachings on forgiveness a source of weakness in the black community?

Unity or Disunity: Where does the church stand?

Tackling statements made by John Macarthur about social justice and the gospel.

Should Christians "just preach the gospel"?

Is Brother Polight right about Christianity holding the black community back?


Oct 16, 2018

Say it ain't so! Is Adam Coleman a Social Justice Warrior?!!

I've received a number of emails, IMs, and comments online speculating about my perspective on the so called "Social Justice Movement" particularly as it relates to the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel that a number of pastors and theologians released and signed their names to about a month ago. I started a new gig in September and due to getting acclimated to my new part time job I've been delayed in giving my take on it. But here it is folks. Well at least part 1 of it anyway. I have a lot to say on the subject so I'll probably have to split it up over the course of a few episodes but check out part 1 and give me your feedback!

Key Points

How is social justice and apologetics/evangelism issue?

Where is much of the confusion and conflict stemming from?

Is there a way to approach social justice from a biblical standpoint?

Aug 31, 2018

Recently I sat down with Damon Richardson of Urban Logia Ministries, Pastor Isaiah Robertson, and Pastor Jason Laplanche on Dacebook Live for a discussion about “The State of Urban Apologetics”. 

The budding “urban” apologetics community is something I care a great deal about and I’m sure the same could be said about Damon Richardson and Isaiah Robertson. I’m fortunate to call these brothers my friends and over the last several months we have all been making similar observations about what is going on in the urban apologetics community. Some of what we are seeing has been very concerning, not only for the 3 of us. Over the last several months there have been rashes of intense and at times antagonistic exchanges between urban apologists. As I’ve been keeping track of things in our social media community and reaching out to individuals involved with these skirmishes between apologists, it seems to me that the pulse of the community leans toward putting some things in place to better mediate and even prevent these sorts of internal conflicts that can potentially create fractures in the community. 

In this conversation with Damon Richardson and Isaiah Robertson we discuss what it is that we’re seeing and propose solutions which we hope to develop amongst the Urban Apologetics community such that resolutions achieve some degree of community wide acceptance.


1. What is the current state of urban apologetics?

2. What steps can be taken to resolve issues within the community?

3. Proposing a statement of faith for urban apologists.

4. Proposing a standard of conduct and boundaries for public debate/dialogue amongst urban apologists.

Aug 16, 2018

Over the last few years, we've seen an increasing awareness of the need for "urban" apologetics. As a result, there has been a community forming of individuals who are equipping themselves and others to address the questions about and objections to Christianity that have been gaining ground in the African-American community as well as among people of African descent in the broader Western World. 

One of the things that many of us in this community see a need for is literature addressing these needs. We want books. Author/Apologist Tyran Laws (and Rahsaan Armand) is filling that need with his book entitled, "The Round Table: A Christian's Conversation with Marginal Beliefs Affecting the Black Church Experience". 

You definitely want to listen to this episode as we address the following topics.


What is the church doing about the violence in Chicago?

How to engage in conversation with people from the Conscious Community.

What are the dangers of "Word of Faith" theology?

Why is theology important in apologetics?

Aug 2, 2018

Wassup y'all. We're back again with another dope episodes. I want to thank everyone who messaged me with positive feedback for our Summer Soteriology Series. We're now shifting gears as I hit y'all with part 2 of a series I've been doing on the "Problem of Evil" at No Ceilings Bible Study in Richmond, VA. The "official" title for the series is "No Ceilings: Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?". If you missed the first part of that series click on the link to that episode below so you can get caught up.


In this episode well will be addressing:

How can there be a God with so much evil and suffering in the world?

How do we breakdown certain basic arguments against God related to the Problem of Evil?

Jul 12, 2018

Welp, as Tru-ID slides into home plate with our Summer Soteriology Series Adam Coleman catches up with Texas Baptist Director of apologetics and host of the Soteriology 101 Podcast, Dr. Leighton Flowers. Dr. Flowers is well known for his public critique of Reformed Theology and advocacy of an often misunderstood perspective on the doctrine of salvation, Provisionism (aka Traditionalism). 

In this interview Dr. Flowers pulls no punches in his critique of Reformed theology as he explains the Provisionist perspective, gives his take on key scriptures that come up in soteriology debates, and touches on how soteriology intersects with apologetics. Sit tight for an engaging and educational interview!


Key Points:

What is the Provisionist Soteriological Perspectivce?

Breakdown of Biblical passages like Ephesians 2 and Romans 9

Critique of Reformed Theology

Wassup with "Total Depravity/ Total inability"?

How might a person's view on salvation impact how they approach apologetics (i.e. Problem of Evil)?


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Jun 28, 2018

As we continue our miniseries on soteriology (doctrine of salvation) we sat down with Damon Richardson of Urban Logia ministries. Damon Richardson is very active as an apologist and is well-known for public speaking and shutting false teachers down in online debates. In this episode Damon Richardson gives us an overview of Reformed theology as well as identifying common misconceptions about the doctrines of grace. Of course, I couldn't let him go without getting his thoughts on his recent calling out of a false teacher by the name of Gino Jennings!! Let it be known Damon Richardson is putting Jennings on front street for legalism and paper thin Christology. Richardson also offers his thoughts about "race relations" in the church. This is not an episode you want to miss!


Key Topics

What the urban apologetics community needs to do to be effective

Overview of Reformed theology

Common misconceptions about Reformed Theology

Calling out false teachers

"Race relations" in the church

Jun 15, 2018

So, lately on my FaceBook timeline I've noticed there has been quite a stir among the urban apologetics community concerning what the Bible teaches on soteriology; basically doctrines related what salvation is and how it occurs. Quite frankly soteriology is a subject I've intentionally avoided on Tru-ID because I understand it can be one of those subjects that fractures rather than builds. I felt that my primary goal was to provide content that people from all theological camps could benefit from and put to use. With that said, one's understanding about salvation and how it occurs can have serious implications as to how you approach apologetics or articulate the gospel. So, I've lined up some guests who can educate us on a diversity of soteriological views. For this episode, we will be talking about "Molinism" with Tim Stratton, the founder of Free Thinking Ministries.

As I was just getting my feet wet in building a public apologetics platform , Tim Stratton, gave me my first shot at blogging and getting my ideas out there. It's been a long time coming but I've finally managed to get him on as a Tru-ID Guest. In addition to giving us and introduction to "Molinism", Tim Stratton, gives us an overview of an argument he has developed called the Free Thinking Argument Against Naturalism***. Get ready for a heavy dose of apologetics and theology!!

Key Points:

Does the Bible teach that mankind has "free will"?

What is the Molinism?

What is soteriology?

What does Molinism have to do with soteriology?

What is the Free Thinking Argument Against Naturalism***?

***Note: Naturalism is basically a strict form of atheism.

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May 25, 2018

Y'all know how we do. Anytime I'm doing a presentation at a conference or other public event I try to obtain the audio from it so that I can share it with you guys. As my listeners might recall, in our last episode we caught up with president of the Mentionables Apologist Network, Joel Furches, who talked about the Mentionable Conference we had coming up in Greensboro, NC. Well last week I had the privilege of presenting at the first annual Mentionables Conference on the topic "The Historical Impact of the Church". I had a blast kickin' it with all that were presenting and/or in attendance and am thankful I can share my contribution to the event with our Tru-ID Podcast listener family! 

P.S. Be on the lookout at my Youtube channel as we will be updating it with excerpts from the Mentionables Conference (i.e. Q & A) a lots of videos coming soon!

Key Topics:

The contribution of the church to philosophy, science, humanitarianism, and law. 

May 18, 2018

I’m out of town this week In Greensboro, North Carolina where I’ll be teaching at an apologetics conference along with the The Mentionables apologist network. For this episode I was able to chop it up with founder and el presidente of the Mentionables, apologist Joel Furches. We covered a lot of ground in this episode dealing with the question of why the church needs apologetics and digging into the so called “Problem of Evil”. Check it out!!

May 3, 2018

Part 3: Final thoughts and responses to Come Sunday/Carlton Pearson

In our previous shows I provided biblical and philosophical responses to the points raised by Pearson in the movie Come Sunday, interviews, and from his website. In this episode we continue addressing his specific heretical claims and giving tips as to how we might go about helping someone like Pearson to think through difficult questions and challenge heretical ideas with logic and sound biblical teaching.

As I said before, In the same way that a viral infection left untreated can lead to serious physical consequences, erroneous ideas can infect our minds and hearts in such a way that we find ourselves unable to walk rightly with God. For that reason, we must keep our hearts with all diligence (Proverbs 4:23) as we contend against lies that are circulating in society and causing people to stumble. So Let's get it!!!

Key Topics:

Responding to Pearson’s claim that Jesus has saved everyone and everyone is going to “Heaven”.

Answering the question: “How can a loving God send people to hell?”

Using Christian philosophy about morality to respond to Pearson regarding why people go to hell?

Answering the question: “What about people who live evil and then come to Christ at very end of their lives? If they go to ‘Heaven’ how is that fair?”

Links to additional info on the “Problem of Evil:

From Reasonable Faith Ministries (William Lane Craig)
Video #1: On the Logical Problem of Evil

Video #2: On the Probability Version of the Problem of Evil


May 1, 2018

We're always trying to think of new ways to bring dope content to our listeners here at Tru-ID. One of the things we've decided to do is bring in brothers and sisters in Christ who have particular areas of expertise and can help us to deepen our knowledge on certain topics while sharpening our ability to defend the Faith.

For this episode we decided to turn our response to Carlton Pearson's movie "Come Sunday" into an opportunity to add an element to the show. I want to introduce Anthony Cummings to our Tru-ID family. Brother Cummings is credentialed as a language coach and specializes in languages of the Bible (i.e. Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew). We plan to have Brother Cummings as a regular contributor on the show to give us insight on objections to or questions about Christianity which revolve around the biblical languages. 

Key Topics

Introducing linguist contributor to Tru-ID, Anthony Cummings

Responding to the Bible passages Carlton Pearson uses to support his heretical teachings.

May 1, 2018

In our previous show I provided my initial thoughts after having watched the recently released movie about Carlton Pearson entitled, "Come Sunday". Now it's time for us to get down to business of addressing his specific heretical claims and giving tips as to how we might go about helping someone like Pearson to think through difficult questions and challenge heretical ideas with logic and sound biblical teaching. 

In the same way that a viral infection left untreated can lead to serious physical consequences, erroneous ideas can infect our minds and hearts in such a way that we find ourselves unable to walk rightly with God. For that reason, we must keep our hearts with all diligence (Proverbs 4:23) as we contend against lies that are circulating in society and causing people to stumble. So Let's get it!!!


Special Note: Please excuse the audio flubbs at the end. I was attempting to make a final comment on the show while rocking my one year old son to sleep which turned out to be a lot harder to do than I thought. I think he managed to get in a split second cameo at the end. LOL Anyway Love y'all man...Enjoy

Key Topics:

Identifying false conceptions of God

Tracing the experiences and ideas that led to Pearson embracing heresy.

Addressing Pearson's claim that there is no hell and that Earth/this life is Hell.

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!
J The Producer's New Album "A.D" After Deception can be purchased here:
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.