The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast
The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola University and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). Jim examines the case for the Christian Worldview from an investigative, evidential perspective. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind and over 25 years’ experience as an investigator, Jim examines the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Join us each week as Jim sorts through the evidence for the Christian Worldview, and please visit our website at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.
Five Principles to Respond to Claims That Jesus is a Copy-Cat

In this blast from the past, J. Warner again examines the claim that Jesus is simply a fictional reiteration of prior copy-cat mythologies and offers five basic principles necessary to examine the claims fairly. J. Warner then applies these five principles to a common atheist assertion that Psalm 23 is simply a copy of a Hymn to Osiris. In addition, Jim discusses the nature of eyewitness testimony related to the life of Jesus in response to an email from a non-believer.

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner discusses the dating of the Gospels. Critics often claim that Jesus never really lived and that the Gospels were written centuries after his "supposed" life. These same critics claim that the Gospels are mythologies that appear late in history rather than eyewitness testimonies that first appeared within the lifetimes of eyewitnesses. Did the Gospels appear early enough to have been written by eyewitnesses? In this podcast, J. Warner examines the textual and historical evidence for the dating of the Gospels to establish whether we should trust what they say about Jesus.

Direct download: Are_There_Early_Eyewitness_Accounts_of_the_Life_of_Jesus.mp3
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Why Thanksgiving Will Always Be A Uniquely Christian Holiday

In this new audio podcast, J. Warner discusses the nature of “giving thanks” and the holiday we call Thanksgiving. Is it possible to celebrate a secular, atheistic “Thanksgiving”? Is it possible to thank the impersonal forces of physics that govern the universe? J. Warner explores several ways atheists have tried to propose secular versions of this historically Christian holiday. Can they successfully remove God from the celebration?

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Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 2

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace provides a short, conversational response to two questions (or objections) related to Christianity. J. Warner responds to the claim, “I don’t believe the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses,” and the objection, “You can’t trust the Gospels because there are variations between the ancient manuscripts.”

Direct download: Rapid_Responses_to_Difficult_Questions_Part_2.mp3
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Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 1

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace provides a short, conversational response to two questions (or objections) related to Christianity. J. Warner responds to the question, “Who created God?” and the claim, “I can’t believe in God because I have too many unanswered questions.”

Direct download: Rapid_Responses_to_Difficult_Questions_Part_1.mp3
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How to Help Young Christians Defend the Truth

In this podcast, excerpted from J. Warner’s recent interview with Neil Stavem on Connecting Faith, J. Warner Wallace talks about the challenges facing young Christians and how best to prepare them to make the case for what they believe and thrive in our current cultural setting.

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Audience Question and Answer Session - Part 2

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar (he is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams). Together they answer: Can a Christian lose their salvation? How do we respond to people who believe in conspiracy theories as they apply to the Church? Can evolution explain objective morality? How do you start a conversation about the Gospel with your atheist friend? What can Christian students do when they are mistreated by biased professors? Does God control the future or do we have the freedom to change it? This Q and A session took place at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.

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Audience Question and Answer Session - Part 1

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar (he is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams). Together they answer: How do you deal with people who don’t want to hear about God? How do we interact with people in our current culture? If God created the universe, who created God? You say there are only three reasons behind any sin, but aren’t there more? How do we know that we can rely on the documents we cite to demonstrate the reliability of the Bible? How do you know when you’re wasting your time sharing the gospel with someone (i.e. you’re “casting your pearls before swine”)? My professor said that people in this area only believe in Christianity because they were raised that way; how am I supposed to respond to that? This Q and A session took place at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.

Direct download: Audience_Question_and_Answer_Session_-_Part_1.mp3
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What Is the Essential Truth About the Holy Spirit?

In this blast from the past, J. Warner talks about the essential Christian claims related to the Holy Spirit. What does the Bible teach about the Holy Spirit? Are there certain non-negotiable essentials that all of us, as Christians, must believe about the Holy Spirit in order to call ourselves Christians? Why does it even matter what we believe about the Holy Spirit? What difference does a proper understanding of the Spirit make in our daily lives as Christians?

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Why Would A Good God Allow Evil? (Part 2)

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace completes his talk on the problem of evil. Are there good reasons why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow his creation to suffer, or does evil demonstrate that God doesn’t exist? This presentation was excerpted from a talk given at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills.

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