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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast

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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace. J. Warner is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. The Cold-Case Christianity podcast explores the evidence for God's existence, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Please visit our website at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.

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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace. J. Warner is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. The Cold-Case Christianity podcast explores the evidence for God's existence, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Please visit our website at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.

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Great teaching and descriptive explanations to help Christians grow and defend our faith.

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This podcast equips me to be a more knowledgeable Christian. I don’t miss an episode!

iTunes Ratings

687 Ratings
Average Ratings
593
42
16
18
18

Love CCC podcasts and guests

By Kinsman in Christ - Apr 03 2020
Read more
Great teaching and descriptive explanations to help Christians grow and defend our faith.

Great Podcast

By KGerardGross - May 22 2019
Read more
This podcast equips me to be a more knowledgeable Christian. I don’t miss an episode!

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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast

Latest release on Jan 19, 2021

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Rank #1: Is the Christian Faith Evidentially Reasonable?

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner makes a case for the reasonable nature of the Christian Worldview. Does Christianity require blind faith? Are we to accept the claims of Christianity without evidence or even in spite of the evidence? Or are we called, as Christians, to place our trust in Jesus because of the evidence? Jim also examines the way Jesus responded to those who had doubts. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com

Sep 13 2014

27mins

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Rank #2: The Case for An Afterlife and the Biblical Description of Life After Death

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In this podcast, J. Warner reviews the philosophical, evidential case for life beyond the grave and then examines what the Bible has to say about Heaven and Hell. Are there any good reasons to believe in an afterlife (even without the evidence from Scripture)? What are the limits of natural revelation and logical reasoning, and what does the special revelation of the Bible tell us we should expect when we die?

May 16 2014

53mins

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Rank #3: Resisting the Desire to Simply Follow the Rules

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In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss our inclination to simply “follow the rules”. How does this inclination inhibit our ability to truly know and understand the heart of God? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.

Jun 05 2019

29mins

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Rank #4: Answering Common Objections to the Notion of Hell - Part 2

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In this re-posted podcast, J. Warner continues to discuss several objections related to the existence and nature of Hell. (Jim is touring college campuses in North Carolina until the end of September)

Dec 01 2020

30mins

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Rank #5: Can the Gospels Be Defended As Eyewitness Accounts? (Podcast)

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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.

Dec 14 2013

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: Abductive Reasoning and the Case for the Resurrection (Podcast)

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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.

Apr 18 2014

1hr 12mins

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Rank #7: Are There Good Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection?

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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.

Feb 02 2017

38mins

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Rank #8: Is God Real? Evidence from the Laws of Logic

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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.

Mar 22 2014

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: Answering Hard Questions About Christianity

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In this episode of the podcast, J. Warner joins Bill Arnold on Faith Radio to respond to listener questions. How do we present the Gospel to people who are dying of a terminal disease? Can we make a decision for Jesus even though we have big, unanswered questions? Why does the Bible seem to condone slavery? What did early Christians believe about hell? What does it mean to “trust” the Gospel? Is Christianity “anti-science”? Be sure to subscribe to Bill’s excellent podcast.

Dec 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #10: Is the Universe Intelligently Designed?

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In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace in interviewed by Brian Miller on ID the Future, about the J. Warner’s work as a cold-case detective played in him first analyzing the evidence for intelligent design, and how that evidence played a key role in his journey. J. Warner talks about being attracted to the story and person of Jesus but confronted the question of whether science and reason allowed for anything inconsistent with philosophical materialism. Listen in as Miller and Wallace examine the natural world as one would a crime scene.

Jul 05 2018

29mins

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Rank #11: Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace describes the ancient non-Christian evidence for the life of Jesus. What would we know about Jesus if we lost every possible Christian document (including the New Testament and writings of the Church Fathers)? What would the earliest unfriendly Greek, Roman, Syrian and Jewish historical documents tell us about Jesus? (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

Jan 07 2016

28mins

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Rank #12: Does Truth Exist, and Can It Be Known?

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the truth about truth. Does absolute, objective truth exist, or is all truth merely a matter of perspective and opinion? If objective truth does exist, can we ever really know it with any certainty? How are we supposed to determine the truth in the first place? We try to answer these questions and more as we examine the nature of knowledge, belief and truth.

Jun 14 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: What About All Those Evil Christians?

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the challenge offered by skeptics who claim that occasional evil behavior on the part of Christians invalidates Christianity. If Christianity is true and virtuous, how can someone like Adolph Hitler call himself a “Christian”? How can there be so many radical Christian militia groups? Do people like Hitler and groups like these demonstrate that Christianity is just another mistaken worldview? J. Warner answers these questions and listener email related to the supernatural nature of the Bible and archaeological evidence for the Exodus.

Nov 09 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: Why Would A Good God Allow Evil? - Part 1

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace begins to tackle the problem of evil. Why would an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil t occur in His creation? Does the existence of evil eliminate God as a reasonable explanation for other evidence in the universe? This presentation was excerpted from a talk given at Cavalry Chapel Chino Hills.

Sep 22 2016

28mins

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Rank #15: How and Why Any Christian Can Make the Case for Christianity

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In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Chris Craft for the Chris Craft Show and talks about the need for every Christian to embrace their calling as Christian Case Makers. How can each of us make a contribution to the cause for Christ? Be sure to listen to Chris interviews from his homepage.

Aug 02 2018

52mins

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Rank #16: The Journey from Skepticism to Certainty

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In this podcast, J. Warner discusses his personal journey to Christianity with Frank Sontag from KKLA 99.5 Los Angeles. Jim spent an afternoon with Frank talking about atheism, Christian theism and the journey from one to the other. Jim also talked about the nature of the Church in America and the need for Christian Case Making.

Jan 31 2014

53mins

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Rank #17: Evidence for the Existence of the Soul - Part 1

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace outlines some of the evidence for the existence of mind, as this evidence can also be used to demonstrate other non-material, non-physical attributes of our being, like the reality and existence of souls.

Sep 06 2018

33mins

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Rank #18: Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 1

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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 question, “Who created God?” and the claim, “I can’t believe in God because I have too many unanswered questions.”

Nov 10 2016

28mins

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Rank #19: What's So Unique About Christianity?

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In this blast from the past, J. Warner begins by talking about the unique nature of Christianity then continues responding to listener email by addressing several topics, including: a brief response and observation related to the Baha’i faith, a discussion of the importance of keeping the Sabbath, a review of the relationship between the documents of the early church fathers and the nature of the church, and the value of understanding the nature of Christian Dualism.

Nov 23 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #20: Evangelism, Apologetics and the Case for Christianity

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In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Bill Arnold on Susie Larson’s (@SusieLarson) “Live the Promise” Radio Show. J. and Bill talk about evangelism, apologetics and the case for Christianity. J. Warner also talks about his role in God’s Not Dead 2. For more information about Susie’s program, visit: http://myfaithradio.com/programs/live-the-promise/.  

Jun 30 2016

49mins

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