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.
Does Jesus Possess the Nature of God?

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. If there is a God, it is reasonable to believe that this God would have several classic attributes, including omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence and omnibenevolence. Does Jesus possess these qualities? What do the reliable eyewitness accounts tell us about the nature of Jesus? Does He possess the nature of God?

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Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus. Even non-believers will often admit that Jesus was among the finest moral teachers the world has ever known. But part of Jesus' teaching involved proclamations related to his identity as God Himself. While skeptics often maintain that Jesus never claimed to be God, the Biblical record indicates just the opposite. What did Jesus teach about his own identity? What does the evidence of Scripture tell us about this teaching? Why do orthodox Christians believe that Jesus was God incarnate?

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Maintaining Our Christian Priorities In An Ever-Changing Culture

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses the importance of making the case for the reliability of the Bible, even when we are tempted to jump into arguments related to culture, politics or current events. Why is the case for the Bible more important than any other discussion we might have? J. Warner also discusses the important role of fathers in the culture and the Biblical calling of fatherhood. What role does fatherhood play in stabilizing our future?

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Why People Sometimes Disagree About the Evidence for Christianity

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the difference between evidence and inference in an effort to clarify the role that evidence plays in forming a conclusion. Why is it that two people can look at the same evidence yet come to two different conclusions? What other factors are involved in the decision-making process? What do people mean when they say something is “settled science” and is this term used correctly by the culture? How do these issues impact the way we present and consider the case for Christianity?

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Is the Virgin Conception An Essential Claim of Christianity?

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner examines the Virgin Conception and discusses its role in the Christmas narrative and its place in the Christian worldview. Why is the virgin conception of Jesus important? Is it an essential claim of Christianity? Could Jesus be the Savior of the world if he wasn’t conceived miraculously? How should we, as Christians making the case for truth, approach the subject with our skeptical friends and family members?

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner takes a thorough look at objections to the essential Christian claim that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary. Is the "virgin conception" a ridiculous claim that defies reason and is unsupported by the history recorded in the New Testament and elsewhere?

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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.

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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.”

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