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

In this podcast, Jim examines five historical "chains of custody", tracing the eyewitness accounts of John and Peter and the original writings of Paul and Luke through history from the eyewitnesses to their disciples. Do we have good reason to believe that the Gospels are eyewitness accounts that were written early and carefully transmitted through the centuries? Do the Gospels hold up as important pieces of evidence?

In this podcast, Jim examines six disturbing trends identified by the Barna Group in 2010. What can we do about the fact that Christians seem to be less and less theologically literate, less "outreach oriented", less interested in spiritual principles and more and more influenced by post-modernism? Jim also answers listener email about evidence and secular entertainment.

Direct download: PCM_Podcast_183_-_Six_Disturbing_Christian_Trends_-_LQ.mp3
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In this special edition of the PleaseConvinceMe Podcast, Jim posts an audio of his recent teaching about the problem of evil. This impromptu Blackberry recording (complete with barking dogs and student interaction) documents a recent 2 hour training for the Berkeley Missions Trip involving over 30 high school students as they prepare to engage atheist scholars and students on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. Jim utilizes object lessons and media to teach about the problems of Moral, Natural, Bodily, Theistic and Christian evil.

Direct download: PCM_Podcast_182_-_Resident_Evil_Responding_to_5_Kinds_of_Evil_-_LQ.mp3
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In this podcast, Jim follows the "Roman Road" as we examine the nature of the Gospel of Grace. How can we use Paul's Letter to the Romans to articulate the Gospel to our atheist friends and the importance of Grace to our friends who hold "works based" theological ideas? Also, Jim addresses an email question related to free will and the sovereignty of God.

Direct download: PCM_Podcast_181_-_What_Is_the_Gift_of_Heaven_-_LQ.mp3
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In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to the nature of God (as derived from the arguments for God's existence), our Christian response to secular media and movies like Harry Potter, and the Biblical evidence for the use of deadly force.

In this podcast, Jim examines the nature of God from the arguments typically used to argue for God's existence. Do the four most common arguments for God's existence tell us anything about His nature? If God exists (as these arguments seem to indicate) what is He like? Also, Jim answers another atheistic claim that Jesus is merely a recreation of prior Egyptian mythologies.

Direct download: PCM_Podcast_179_-_Reasoning_the_Nature_of_God_-_LQ.mp3
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In this podcast, Jim answers listener email related to Ayn Rand's claims related to the burden of proof, the nature of objective truth and the Christian Worldview, the manner in which the Church seems to promote gluttony, and reactions to the case for the Christian use of deadly force. In addition, Jim addresses a recent story discussing two pastors who are atheists.

This special edition podcast features two interviews with John and Kathy from WORDFM in Pittsburgh. Can you defend the virgin conception and the early dating of the Gospels in a conversational way? These two interviews may provide you with examples of how to make the case for an important Christian truth and how to defend the vital evidential nature of the Gospels.

In this podcast, Jim examines the way that major religious worldviews describe Jesus. Although they deny that Jesus is God, how do the world's religions describe Jesus? Why do they feel compelled to account for Jesus in the first place? Given that all major religions have a place for Jesus in their respective systems, shouldn't a true seeker examine what Christianity has to say about Jesus?

Direct download: PCM_Podcast_176_-_Who_is_Jesus_According_to_Others_-_LQ.mp3
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