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 27, 2019

As promised I'm droppin this full interview of which I featured a clip just a earlier this week on Youtube. Dr. Jamal Dominique-Hopkins is a heavy weight guest on our podcast who breaks down what the Dead Scrolls are, what information they contain, and why Christians should be interested in them. He also takes some time to shoot down some wild claims recently made by Dame Dash on Big Boy TV concerning the Dead Sea Scrolls. Listen now!

Nov 29, 2019

Waddup my peoples!!

We’re back once again with a dope interview featuring an apologist who has been putting in major work! Nefer Nitty is well-known among the urban apologetics community and we caught up with her to talk about how to engage people with apologetics. We also discussed some of the challenges that come along with being a urban apologist. Check it out!!

Key Topics:

Nefer Nitty’s journey from the Yoruba religion to Christ.

How to engage people with apologetics.

Being woke and Christian: Is it a contradiction, ungodly, or biblical?

Oct 16, 2019

Y'all know what it is man! For anyone who has been following me or been active in the Urban apologetics community, you know there was a huge debate at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia between Dr. Vince Bantu and Brother Jabari Osaze.


They tackled 3 main topics:


Is Christianity the White Man's religion?


Is Christianity a copy of Kemetic Spirituality? (Egyptian Myth)


Christianity or Kemet: Which One has the answer for the black community?


I caught up with Dr. Bantu for a post-debate interview that you definitely want to tune in for. We talked about his preparation for the event, thought process behind the argumentation he presented at the debate, as well as additional points that Dr. Bantu explains which provide further support for arguments he made at the debate. 


This interview is fire!!!

Oct 10, 2019

Weeee back! I know I've been gone for a while and I've got a lot of explaining to do but we're back at it and have some exciting things coming so stay tuned. 

For anyone who has been keeping up with things in the urban apologetics community you know that last week there was a major event last weekend: The Great Debate between Dr. Vince Bantu and Brother Jabari Osaze.

As the footage from the debate is released Alfredo Valentin and yours truly will be going live on Youtube and doing in depth analysis of the debate round by round and point by point. 


In this episode we give our initial thoughts on the debate, some background on how it came about and our involvement behind the scenes, as well as spilling the beans on stuff that popped off that took us by surprise. Check us out...

Sep 10, 2019
Maaaan listen. Ollaudah Equiano is among my favorite figures of African/African-American history hands down. You guys are really in for a treat as we discuss the faith and life journey of Olaudah Equiano with special guest, Dr. Eric Washington, who is a historian that has specialized in studying Equiano's life!
Key Points:
Ollaudah Equiano’s journey from West Africa, to slavery, to being a world-changing abolitionist.
Equiano’s Reformed theology and how his commitment to Christ led him to fight chattel slavery. 
The importance of ethnic and cultural diversity among academics in institutions of higher learning.
Jul 5, 2019

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglas presented what is perhaps his most famous speech, which is generally titled, "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?". At the Corinthian Hall, in Rochester New York, Douglass made this speech to the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society.

Douglass is by far my favorite figure of African American history. He had a brilliant mind that certainly shined through in his writings and accomplishments as an abolitionist. 

In this episode, we take a look at sections of "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?" and explore what many African Americans experience as a tension between that which can be appreciated about America/American history and grappling with harsh moral realities of America/American history.

I'll attempt to draw insights from Frederick Douglas and point out how this issue may intersect with how we go about doing so called "urban" apologetics. I'm somewhat shooting from the hip in this episode.

I haven't got it all completely worked out in my thinking yet and would welcome feedback from y'all out there. Enjoy...


Jun 7, 2019
Waddup y’all! I had a blast doing this interview! In this episode we feature the author of “Counterfeit Charisma: The Age of False Prophets”. 
Dr. Woods is a renowned author and Pastor of Power of the Holy Ghost Deliverance Ministries. We’re taking deception in the church head on in this episode and giving our listeners tools to discern what is of God and what is deception.
Key topics:
Exposing this era of false prophets that have gained followings on TBN, Word Network, etc.
Clear biblical guidelines on how to separate the real from the fake!
If we’re going to defend the faith effectively we’ve got to defend it against false doctrine in the church as well
May 2, 2019

Waddup Tru-ID Familia!

A while back I taught a series at No Ceilings Bible Study on the subject of the “Problem of Evil”. For those who have been following the Tru-ID Podcast, you'll recall that I posted the first two Bible study sessions and mentioned that there would be a third.

Welp, as I was digging through some old files on my computer I realized I hadn't posted the third segment of that series. So let's get that corrected right now shall we?

In the previous two sessions we covered basics of what the “problem of evil” is and responses to the “Logical Version of the Problem of Evil”. In this next episode we will tackle the “Inductive/Evidential version of the Problem of Evil (or Suffering)”. Tune in!

Apr 12, 2019
Mar 22, 2019

For some time I've been intending to do an episode on the issue of abortion. It's an issue I've been very vocal about in the past and have recently felt compelled to re-engage in the public square.

Just a few weeks ago the national conversation about abortion sharply intensified when New York passed a bill which significantly weakened the regulations related to elective abortions particularly in regard to late term abortions. When a similar bill was proposed in my home state of Virginia, I found myself uncomfortable with being on the sidelines of this and other social issues. As a first step in getting more involved I decided to reach out to someone that I believe could speak to this subject in a way that my listeners would greatly benefit from.

Today's guest, Scott Klusendorf, is a nationally recognized pro-life advocate and president of the Life Training Institute.  He has lectured on and debated the issue of abortion on over 80 colleges and universities, regularly conducted pro-life advocacy trainings and is the author of "The Case for Life". Yours truly caught up with Scott Klusendorf to talk about the following:

What is the current state of the abortion debate in America and in the church?

Do I have to become a Trump supporter or Republican to be on the right side of the abortion question?

How to make a 3 step argument for the pro-life position.

You don’t wanna miss this one!!!


P.S.: Ironically, this show is about kids and it just so happened that during the recording my 2 year old wandered into my studio area so you briefly hear him in the background smh. Shoutout to special guest Kaiden Coleman

Mar 14, 2019

Urban Apologist Alfredo Valentin 

Droppin Biblical Jewels & Addressing Conflict amongst the Urban Apologetics Community

Topic: Alfredo Valentin is well respected in the urban apologetics community and for a reason. He has tons to offer folks who are seeking answers to address the objections to Christianity we face in our context and he always carries himself in a way that builds bridges rather than tears down. I caught up with Alfredo to discuss the following:


-The importance of Bible study and handling God’s Word properly in the life of an apologist.


-The current state of the urban apologetics community.


- How to address the conflict between urban apologists so that we can keep our focus on winning the lost and edifying believers.


Tune in for this one y’all! 



Feb 12, 2019

Yoooooo Waddup my peoples! Your boy Adam Coleman is on the run but I was able to hop on the line with Dr. Michael Heiser for a dope interview!

Dr. Heiser is a professional academic and an established author with specialization in the Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages. Key topics discussed in this episode are:
Old Testament texts in the context of the Ancient Near East
“Ye are gods”?: Analyzing a scripture Conscious Community misuses ALL the time
Did Jesus claim to be God?
Is the Trinity an unbiblical invention of Greco Roman philosophy?
Jan 17, 2019

Waddup y'all!

On the last show I took a slight detour in our broader discussion on Social Justice to examine how the moral frameworks of the worldviews that are gaining traction in the black community and jockeying for position against Christianity. "Black" Atheism was the focus of our last episode but now we'll take a look at other notable conscious community contenders.

In this episode I will offer basic arguments/ critiques of the moral frameworks of Hebrew Israelite theology, Islam, Moorish Science, and Kemetic Science. As I’ve suggested about atheism, these other spiritual systems cannot provide as solid a foundation for ethics and social justice as we find in the Christian worldview.

Jan 15, 2019

Last time we talked about how the God of Christianity provides a plausible moral foundation for social justice. In this episode I continue my discussion on social justice by offering a light summary of the kinds of things that have led me to the conclusion that atheism cannot offer a foundation for ethics that is as firm as what we find in the biblical worldview. This is the first of 2 episodes that I'll be releasing this week so stay tuned as we will shift from critiquing atheism to looking at the moral framework of Hebrew Israelism, Islam, Moorish Science, and Kemetic Science.