The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast
The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). We examine the case for the Christian Worldview from an evidential perspective and do our best to tell it like it is. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind, we examine the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Along the way we also take a critical look at the nature of the Christian Church in America today. Why are so many young people leaving the church? Why are so many older Christians apathetic and unengaged? Why do so few Christians understand what they believe, and why do even fewer understand WHY they believe it? Join us each week as we sort through the evidence for the Christian Worldview and examine the life of the Church. Please visit our website at

Did Jesus rise from the dead? In this podcast, J. Warner talks about abductive reasoning, its application in death scene investigations and its utility when making the case for the Resurrection of Jesus. As Easter approaches, J. Warner outlines the material from his evangelistic booklet, ALIVE: A Cold Case Approach to the Resurrection. Is the Christian explanation for the Resurrection reasonable when compared to the alternatives? Jim examines the strengths and liabilities of many explanations for the empty tomb of Jesus.

Direct download: Abductive_Reasoning_and_the_Case_for_the_Resurrection.mp3
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In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the importance of leadership for those of us who hope to share the truth about Jesus. When most of us think about evangelism, we think of the importance of apologetics or understanding how to articulate the Gospel. We often overlook the role of good leadership. But if you hope to lead someone to Christ, you’ll need to become a good leader.

Direct download: Leading_People_to_Christ_Requires_Good_Leadership.mp3
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In this podcast, J. Warner reads a recent article describing the challenge of reaching unchurched “Millennials” (those born from the 1980’s to the early 2000’s). What are young people looking for in church communities and how can we respond to their needs? Jim also answers listener email related to moral relativism and the disagreements within denominations.

Direct download: The_Challenge_of_Reaching_the_Unchurched.mp3
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In this reposted podcast, J. Warner examines the case for God’s existence from the Laws of Logic (the Transcendental Argument) and offers responses to many objections offered by skeptics. Jim was joined by his son (19 years old at the time) and together they discussed the value (and limits) of the Transcendental Argument for God’s existence.

In this reposted podcast, J. Warner begins to examine the case for God’s existence from the Laws of Logic (the Transcendental Argument). Jim also responds to email concerning objections to the Anthropic Principle and talks about the sometimes 'hidden' nature of God as he interacts with his children today.

Direct download: Is_God_Real_-_Evidence_from_the_Laws_of_Logic.mp3
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In this podcast, J. Warner examines the difficulty involved in responding to rhetorically powerful objections based on the problem of evil. Jim talks about the need for a cumulative evidential response, and then provides six considerations to help you prepare a defense. Jim also plays a recent related interview with radio show host, Paul Ridgeway.

Direct download: The_Problem_With_Answering_the_Problem_of_Evil.mp3
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In this podcast, J. Warner examines the evidence of the origin of the universe and relates this evidence to the case for God’s existence. Jim describes the classic Cosmological Argument and compares naturalistic alternatives offered to explain the universe’s origin. Does the beginning of the universe demonstrate the existence of God?

Direct download: Making_a_Case_for_God_from_the_Beginning_of_the_Universe.mp3
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In this podcast, J. Warner responds to a message from a listener related to doubt and agnosticism. How do we know when we have enough evidence to believe Christianity is true? Does unanswered prayer negate the existence of God? How much do our expectations and presuppositions cripple our confidence in the evidence for Christianity?

Direct download: Responding_to_Hyper-Skepticism_with_Evidential_Modesty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00 PM

In this podcast, J. Warner responds to three claims and objections of atheists and philosophical naturalists. Do atheists believe in just one less god than Christians? Does textual criticism disprove the traditional authorship of the Gospels? Do “artificial life” projects eliminate the need for an Intelligent Creator?

Direct download: Responding_to_Three_Claims_and_Objections_of_Atheists.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15 AM

In this podcast, J. Warner continues an examination of the pro-life arguments he used in his discussion with the atheist in last week’s podcast. Jim describes the SLED paradigm popularized by Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute and examines the Biblical position related to the status of the unborn.

Direct download: Investigating_the_Evidence_for_the_Pro-Life_Position.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25 AM