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How and Why Any Christian Can Make the Case for Christianity
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.
How to Read and Think More Clearly As A Christian Case Maker
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner begins to discuss the practices and principles of good investigations and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do detectives investigate cases, and what can be learned from their approach to document evidence? Can any of these principles be applied to the reading of scripture? It all begins with learning how to read and think carefully. This investigative approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
What is the Relationship Between Evangelism and Apologetics?
In this podcast, J. Warner converses with author and church planter, Peyton Jones, about the relationship between Christian case making (apologetics) and evangelism. What role does apologetics play in reaching the unreached. Can taking an evidential approach toward the Christian worldview actually help church planters achieve their mission? Learn more about Peyton at http://JumpSchoolTraining.com and http://peytonjones.ninja/.
Behind the Scenes (Unplugged) with Hank Hanegraaff
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace talks candidly with Hank Hanegraaff on his wonderful podcast, Hank Unplugged. Of all the interviews J. Warner has conducted on radio, this is his favorite. Hank and Jim talk about a number of issues, including several observations about culture and Christianity, life and family.
Tips for Presenting the Evidence for Christianity
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides helpful tips for those who want to share the evidence for God or Christianity. What can we glean from professional “evidence presenters” in criminal trials that might help us present the evidence fairly and convincingly? J. Warner provides several insights to help you make the case. This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
What is the Essential Christian Truth About the Nature of God?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic theological definition of God. What must we, as Christians, agree on related to God’s nature? Can we be wrong about the nature of God and still be ‘saved’? Can other groups (such as Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses) have a different view about the nature of God and still call themselves Christians? Are there any good philosophical or evidential reasons to conclude that the Christian view of the “Trinity” is reasonable?
How to Set the Stage to Effectively Communicate the Gospel
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. How do detectives eventually communicate what they’ve discovered? How do prosecutors communicate these truths to a jury? Is there anything we might learn from this process to help us communicate the Gospel, and what is the single most important thing we should consider when preparing to share the truth? This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
How Should Christians Respond to Mass Shootings and Similar Events?
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Frank Turek on his CrossExamined Radio Show. They discuss recent shootings and terrorist attacks and talk about possible responses that Christians can offer. How can we respond to the problem of moral evil in general and issues related to violence and gun control? For more information about Frank’s weekly radio show and to listen to other episodes, please visit the CrossExamined Radio Show homepage.
Separating Biblical Artifacts from Evidence (Podcast)
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace provides an investigative template from Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels to examine the variants in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament gospels. What investigative techniques (learned at crime scenes) can be employed to evaluate these variants? How do these investigative approaches help us reconcile any differences between the manuscripts?
What Life in a Patrol Car Can Teach You About Spiritual Decision-Making
In the inaugural Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the nature of truth and how it can be known. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
The Importance of Theological Accuracy
In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace offers examples from his career in law enforcement to illustrate the importance of defending the truth. How does our ability to defend truth help us to withstand trials and tribulations? What is the difference between belief THAT and belief IN?
Answering Questions About Theism and Christianity
In this interview with Bill Arnold from Afternoons with Bill Arnold, J. Warner answers a number of questions about Christianity and the evidence for God’s existence. This Q&A provides several examples of how to answer unscripted questions about the Christian worldview.
How the Rules of  Evidence Can Ready Evangelism – Part 2
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner continues to discuss the practices and principles of good investigators and applies these techniques to the Christian worldview. When juries are asked to evaluate a case, they are instructed in the rules of evidence. In this episode, J. Warner discusses three important evidence instructions: 1. Possibilities are irrelevant, 2. The more cumulative the case, the more reasonable the conclusion, and 3. Witnesses are reliable unless demonstrated otherwise. J. Warner demonstrates how a proper understanding of these rules can help you prepare people to hear the case for Christianity. This approach is described in more detail in Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith. Be sure to check out Forensic Faith and the accompanying curriculum.  
My Personal Journey from Atheism to Christianity
In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Alisa Childers on the Alisa Childers Podcast. They discuss J. Warner’s personal story of conversion to Christianity and the role his wife, Susie, played in listening to God’s call. They also discuss the investigative process J. Warner used to examine the claims of the Gospels. For more information about Alisa’s podcast and to listen to other episodes, please visit her podcast homepage.
Lessons from Law Enforcement: How God Uses Hardship
In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss the role hardships and difficulties can play in shaping our lives as Christians. Does the “silence” of God in difficult situations prove He doesn’t exist? Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
Preparing Our Kids for Troubled Times with Chris Brooks
In this podcast, Chris Brooks from Equipped with Chris Brooks interviews J. Warner Wallace about raising young Christians in the faith. What challenges do kids face in our present culture? How can we help them address these challenges? What specific strategies can we employ?
How to Be Fearless in This Generation - with Cissie Graham Lynch
In this episode of the podcast J. Warner Wallace talks with Cissie Graham Lynch about the nature and importance of truth, and why it’s important for us to have practical tools to be able to give a reason about our faith. Be sure to subscribe to Cissie’s excellent podcast, Fearless with Cissie Craham Lynch.
Quick Shot Responses to “There is No Such Thing as Sin”
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “There is No Such Thing as Sin.” Isn’t the concept of “sin” simply a matter of opinion? Why should I accept what Christianity says about “sin”? Isn’t “sin” just a notion leveraged by Christians to justify their need for a Savior? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them as you are interacting with others.
Why We Ought Not Treat Kids… Like Kids
In this episode of Incarnate Investigation, Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer and pastor’s kid (PK) to discuss the importance of training young believers. Jimmy draws on his experience serving and learning in the church to describe the importance of raising the bar for young people. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection.
The Problem of Evil: Our Limited Knowledge and the Need for A Standard
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this final of four related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the role our limited, finite knowledge plays in inhibiting our ability to understand why God might allow evil. J. Warner also discusses the need for a righteous, objective standard of “good” by which we could judge something to be “evil”. Is evil an exculpating evidence or does evil necessitate the existence of God? For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
The Problem of Evil: The Role of Love and Character Development
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace examines the classic problem of evil and offers a cumulative case response. In this second of several related broadcasts, J. Warner examines the roles that love and character development play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the universe. For more information about the cumulative case for the existence of God and the problem of evil, see J. Warner’s latest book, God’s Crime Scene. (You can learn more at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)
Are There Contradictions in the Easter Account?
In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace interviews Steven Kingsley, author of “The Easter Answer”. As a layperson, Kingsley provides a response to atheist Dan Barker’s “Easter Challenge”. Are there inherent internal contradictions in the Easter accounts found in the Gospels? Are these contradictions a proof that the Christian claims related to the Resurrection are false? We’ll examine the “Easter Challenge” and Steven Kinsley’s “Easter Answer” in this edition of the show. For more information about the case for the Resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of a detective, see J. Warner’s Easter tract, ALIVE.
Creativity and Christian Case Making
In this re-purposed audio podcast, J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Brenton Miles and Bryant Urich on the REVERSE Podcast, (visit them on Twitter @reversepodcast) and talks about the role of creativity in apologetics. Be sure to subscribe to the REVERSE Podcast (Thinking Backward / Moving Forward) for more great interviews: http://www.reversepodcast.com/.
Answering Listener Email - Part 1
In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace responds to two emails from viewers of the show. (1) Is it unbiblical to examine evidence to confirm the reliability of the Bible? Shouldn’t we just trust what the Bible says since it is the Word of God? (2) Do the varied interpretations of Genesis 1 invalidate the Bible as a source of reliable information? If the Bible is the Word of God, shouldn’t we be able to come to agreement about what it teaches?
Is It Possible to Examine the Universe Like A Crime Scene?
In this re-posted interview with Meg Meeker of Family Talk, J. Warner Wallace discusses the unique investigative approach he took to examining the evidence in the universe. Can scientists account for the evidence in the universe with purely “natural” explanations? If not, what is the best explanation for this evidence? For more information about Meg Meeker and Family Talk, please visit their website at http://www.drjamesdobson.org/. For more information about J. Warner’s book, God’s Crime Scene, please visit www.godscrimescene.com.
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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 9th, 2012
Latest Episode
Dec 11th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
378
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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