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
The Inevitable Consequence of An Atheistic Worldview (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner reads an honest (if not politically correct) comment from an atheist describing the consequence of a consistent atheistic worldview. Jim also answers listener email related to responding emotionally as a Christian, the early dating of Matthew’s Gospel, and the apologetic opportunities available within the Common Core State Standards for education.

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When the Case for God Is Strong, Skeptics Attack Christianity

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about a common tactic used by skeptics making naturalistic scientific claims. Critics of supernaturalism often compare their naturalistic explanations to Christianity rather than Theism. Jim talks about this tactic, makes a brief observation related to the Duck Dynasty controversy, and answers listener email about the role of mentors.

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Can the Gospels Be Defended As Eyewitness Accounts? (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the case for the eyewitness status of the Gospels. Are these ancient accounts really an eyewitness record of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? Why should we believe this to be true? Jim also talks about the role each of us plays as Christian Case Makers and provides four tips to help you reach those who are disinterested in Christian Case Making.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm PDT

Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity? (Podcast)

Why didn’t Jesus describe something beyond the knowledge of His contemporaries (i.e. the role of DNA or the nature of the Solar System) as a prophetic proof? Why didn’t God provide us with more scientific evidence in the Scripture? J. Warner examines these questions in an interview with Dave Waggoner and Jeff Piepho from the Truth Revolution Radio Show.

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Thanksgiving, Traditions and the Principles of Conservatism

J. Warner examines the Thanksgiving Holiday talks about the role of tradition and celebration in our culture. Jim also establishes several principles of Conservatism and highlights ways to use these common, shared values to begin conversations with non-Christians. Everyone conserves traditions of one nature or another. Which worldview establishes the best foundation for such traditions?

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Why You Need to Become a Good Christian Translator

J. Warner attended the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting this week and came away with several important observations related to Christian Case Making. Ever think you don’t know enough to be a good “One Dollar Apologist? You are more important to the Christian community than you might think. Jim will tell you why in this podcast.

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The Path to Becoming a “One Dollar” Apologist (Podcast)

J. Warner continues examining the Christian life in light of God’s desire for all of us to become Christian Case Makers. Jim reads listener email highlighting some of the typical frustrations involved in starting an apologetics ministry and then provides a template to help you become the Case Maker you’ve always wanted to be. Jim also answers the question: Why Didn’t Jesus Reveal Scientific Facts to Demonstrate His Deity?

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Strategies for Becoming a Better Christian Case Maker (Podcast)

J. Warner talks with Frank Turek about several strategies to become a better “one dollar apologist”. Jim taught at Frank’s CrossExamined Instructor’s Academy (CIA) in August and learned several important principles related to becoming a better Christian Case Maker. Jim conducted this interview for Frank’s radio show and this is the first time it’s ever been played on the Cold Case Christianity Podcast.

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Don’t Get Excited About the Latest Version of Jesus Based on Some “Lost” Gospel

J. Warner examines three recent efforts to recreate Jesus and talks about the historic effort to co-opt Jesus for a variety of reasons. J. Warner focuses on the use of alleged “lost” gospels and provides a number of reasons to reject these efforts. He also talks specifically about the claims of Joseph Atwill who claims “the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats” who “fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ.”

J. Warner is at the reThink Conference this weekend, so we're posting this rebroadcast from 2008. Jim makes a few observations about the state of Christianity in the Bible Belt based on his own personal experience with family in that area. We'll be back in one week!

Direct download: Observations_from_the_Bible_Belt.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02am PDT