The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast (podcasts)
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 episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses a common claim of atheists: Theists are the only people who have a “burden of proof”. According to many non-believers, theists who believe in the existence of an invisible God hold the singular responsibility for defending what they believe. But is this true? J. Warner explains why everyone has an equal burden of proof to account for what we experience in the universe.  

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Why Is God So Hidden?

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses a common objection to God’s existence: If God exists, why doesn’t He make His existence more obvious? Why are there times when God seems completely absent? J. Warner provides several good reasons why God might remain silent or elusive in order to accomplish a greater good, and J. Warner provides an analogy to help explain why God may seem “hidden”.

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Should Christians Judge Others?

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner discusses an often-misunderstood verse of Scripture: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Does this verse preclude us from making any judgment of behavior in our culture? How is this verse used to silence Christians?

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Are There Good Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection?

In this audio recorded at Brentwood Academy, J. Warner teaches students about “abductive reasoning” and applies this form of thinking to the case of the Resurrection of Jesus. J. Warner offers seven possible explanations for the evidence surrounding the Resurrection, and then briefly investigates four of these explanations to see if they are reasonable. This presentation is excerpted from J. Warner’s longer talk on the issue and the material in Cold-Case Christianity and ALIVE.

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Was Jesus Worshiped As God, and Did He Accept This Worship?

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the Deity of Jesus by investigating the way his disciples treated him. Did the disciples of Jesus worship Him as God? Can a case be made from the New Testament accounts? If Jesus was worshiped in this way, what does this mean, given the culture and religious beliefs of the time? The first century Jews knew better than to place their worship or adoration in anything other than the God who created the Universe; to do so would be to break the first commandment of God. Yet it seems that those closest to Jesus were eager to worship Him.

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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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