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Anachronisms 

The timeline for the movie is the early 80's. William Lane Craig was only beginning his research into the Resurrection during that time under Wolfhart Pannenberg. He didn't publish his doctoral thesis on the topic until 1984/5.
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Factual errors 

In the film, the character of Lee Strobel clearly writes the book, on which this movie is based, during and right after his conversion. In real life, the book came out about seventeen years later.
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While visiting Los Angeles, Lee is given the JAMA article, "On the Physical Death of Christ"; however, this was not published until 1986 -- six years later (JAMA 1986; 255:1455-1463).
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While doing research for his book, Lee using a whiteboard to draw out his notes. Whiteboards did not come into use, until the 1980's.
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Miscellaneous 

The day of his father's funeral, Lee removes his father's Illinois driver's license from the wallet. It's a color, plastic, photo ID with dad's picture, but in that year, Illinois Driver's licenses were a piece of paper with typing on it. No photo and not plastic.
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In Chapter 9, minute 55.6, when Lee and family are driving home their station wagon front license plates are orange/yellow with dark lettering. The Illinois plates for that year (1980) were dark blue letters on a reflective white background.
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