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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast

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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How Can I Introduce My Mormon Friends to Christianity?
Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just another denomination of Christianity? Are Mormons Christians too? If not, what are the differences between Christianity and Mormonism, and how can we, as Christians, reach our Mormon friends with the truth of the Gospel? In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner interviews Eric Johnson from Mormonism Research Ministry about his new book, Introducing Christianity to Mormons: A Practical and Comparative Guide to What the Bible Teaches. Listen in on the conversation on this week’s episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 10/05/2022
How to Communicate the Gospel Clearly
How can we clearly communicate the Gospel without compromising Scripture in any way? Is it possible to establish the nature and importance of Salvation, while clearly communicating the principles of Christian worldview? In this podcast, J. Warner describes the eight verses from the Book of Romans commonly used to trace the "Roman's Road" and employs them to develop both a conversational and formal approach to communicating the Gospel.
31:27 09/28/2022
Are There Different Responsibilities and Rewards in Heaven?
Christians understand our salvation is a free gift of God and cannot be earned in any way. But what happens to us in eternity? Do we all experience exactly the same thing? Do all saved Christians experience the same kind of responsibility, joy and purpose? Are there different levels of responsibility and reward in heave, and if so, how are these levels "earned"? Does this notion contradict or undermine the idea that Salvation is a free gift?
43:42 09/21/2022
How Well Do I Have to Know Jesus to Be Saved?
Radio show host extraordinaire, Bill Arnold, interviews J. Warner to talk about the theology of Jesus and Salvation. Why don't all theologians agree on issues surrounding the nature of Christianity and Jesus? What, precisely, do I need to believe in order to be saved? Why is correct theology so important in the first place? Isn't mere "belief" in Jesus enough? Be sure to listen to Bill at Faith Radio.
51:52 09/14/2022
How to Develop a Contagious Faith
In this podcast, J. Warner talks to Mark Mittelberg, author of Contagious Faith: Discover Your Natural Style for Sharing Jesus with Others, on the Stand to Reason Radio Show. They discuss the five styles of evangelism people prefer based on their personalities and gifts, the book’s curriculum, and the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics.
56:11 09/07/2022
Advice for Sharing the Gospel
Jesus makes it very clear the Christian walk isn't easy, including our efforts to share the Gospel. In this podcast, J. Warner and Bill Arnold discuss sharing the gospel, jury selection, Christian police officers, the true liberal agenda, listening and loving, and much more.
49:18 08/31/2022
What We Can Learn from Aaron, the Brother of Moses
The ancient Old Testament historical figures were real people-just like us. By studying the lives of Old Testament Bible characters, we can develop a stronger knowledge of God’s Word and draw closer to Him in the process. In this podcast, Bill Arnold interviews J. Warner about Aaron, the brother of Moses.
50:13 08/24/2022
Decision Making, Apathy and How to Navigate the Future
What one decision has most impacted your life? Every thought about that question? In this podcast, J. Warner talks with Joe Amaral, author of Get Off Your Ash, about the role that priorities, choices, and decisions play in shaping our future.
37:04 08/17/2022
Can Christianity Answer the Tough Questions?
Can Christianity answer common questions and objections leveled by an increasingly skeptical culture?  In this podcast, J. Warner Wallace joins J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen and Eric Hernandez to answer audience questions after the 2022 [un]apologetics Conference in Orange, Texas.  
69:09 08/10/2022
How to Share the Gospel Like a Case Maker
In this presentation from a Christian Apologetics Conference, J. Warner examines the case for a “Forensic Faith” and describes an evidential approach toward examining and proclaiming the Gospel.
60:54 06/29/2022
Interview with an Impressive Gen Z Case Maker
J. Warner talks about the role of apologetics, the state of the Church, and the nature of Gen Z skeptics and believers with Ayo Tunde, the impressive young apologist and host of The Third Apology YouTube Channel.
65:16 06/22/2022
Does the Fine Tuning of the Universe Demonstrate the Existence of God?
In this stage presentation from an apologetics conference, J. Warner examines the appearance of fine-tuning in the cosmological conditions and constants of the universe. Can this fine-tuning be explained by anything other than God? Is the fine-tuning simply an observational phenomenon? Is God the best explanation?
70:28 06/15/2022
How to Plan a Road Trip and the Best Way to Defend the Christian Worldview
J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace continue the new format of their weekly podcast by discussing their trip to Austin, Jimmy’s recent graduation from the Colorado Christian University’s Strobel Center for Christian Apologetics, and the nature of Christian “case making”. Is one apologetic approach better than another? Why is there so much debate about methodologies? If so, what would that be? Listen in on the conversation on this week’s episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
53:16 06/08/2022
How to Pick a Comedy Club and the Grounding for Moral Truths
J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace continue the new format of their weekly podcast by discussing a recent visit to a comedy club and how we determine if something is morally offensive. Can we ground “right” and “wrong” in something other than the nature of God? If so, what would that be? Listen in on the conversation on this week’s episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
45:09 06/01/2022
Why Hollywood Continues to Copy the Jesus Story - Part 2
J. Warner continues his interview of Frank and Zach Turek about their new book, Hollywood Heroes: How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God. Is it possible to extract the truth about God from popular superhero movies? Can the truth about Jesus even be found in the Harry Potter series? J. Warner, Frank and Zach discuss the issue in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. For more information about the book, visit: https://hollywoodheroesbook.com/
28:03 05/25/2022
Why Hollywood Continues to Copy the Jesus Story - Part 1
J. Warner begins his interview of Frank and Zach Turek about their new book, Hollywood Heroes: How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God. How do Hollywood screenplays reflect the truth about God and Jesus? Why do so many screenwriters copy the Jesus story when crafting their characters? J. Warner, Frank and Zach discuss the issue in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast. For more information about the book, visit: https://hollywoodheroesbook.com/
28:07 05/18/2022
The Challenge of Picking a Romantic Comedy and the Role of Identity in Decision Making
In this new iteration of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, Jimmy and J. Warner Wallace talk about how difficult it is to select a Romantic comedy and then examine the role that “identity” plays in decision-making. Do most young people decide something is true based on the evidence, and experience, or a desire to be identified with a movement or group? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss these issues in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
46:53 05/11/2022
Did the Story of Jesus Evolve Over Time?
Was the real Jesus different than the one Christians worship today? Were the gospels altered over time to distort the Jesus of history into the Christ of Christianity? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss the issue in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 05/04/2022
Can We Trust What Mark Said About the Resurrection?
The long ending of Mark’s gospel appears to be a late addition. If this is the case, should we trust anything Mark has to say about Jesus? Is the resurrection of Jesus a late addition to the Jesus narrative as well? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 04/27/2022
Am I a Christian Simply Because I was Raised That Way?
Most people say they are Christians because they were born to Christian parents and were raised in the church. Does one’s geographic location determine what they will believe about God? Would Christians, for example, be Buddhists if they were raised in a Buddhist culture? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 04/20/2022
Are Near-Death Experiences Evidence for Christianity?
What are “near death” experiences and what do they tell us about the nature of reality and the world in which we live? Are they actually evidence of theism or Christianity? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 04/13/2022
Four Reasons Why the Resurrection Matters to Christians
Why is the easter season so important to Christians? What value does the Resurrection have to Christians, and why does it really matter? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 04/06/2022
Observations About the Ravi Zacharias Scandal One Year Later
It’s been over a year since the final report about Ravi Zacharias was released. What can we learn from the scandal? What can we do to prevent others from falling in a similar way? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 03/30/2022
Why Are We So Afraid to Share the Gospel?
Have you ever avoided sharing the truth about Jesus? Why are we sometimes uncomfortable sharing the Gospel? How can we overcome this discomfort? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 03/23/2022
Three Shortcomings of Scientism
What do mean when we use the term, “scientism”? Can we trust science without relying on it in an unreasonable way? What are the dangers in an over-reliance on science? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 03/16/2022
Three Myths About Doubt
Why do we sometimes scorn people who doubt the truth about God? What are the myths about doubt and how can we overcome these myths to help people who have questions? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 03/09/2022
Four Truths About Deconstruction
What do we mean when we use the term, “deconstruction”? Is there a better term? How should we respond to the way people use the word today? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 03/02/2022
Does the Finite Universe Demonstrate the Existence of God?
What does a universe with a beginning tell us about the existence of God? Can this kind of universe be explained “naturally”? Does a finite universe require the involvement of a Divine Being? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, God’s Crime Scene.
74:35 02/23/2022
Is the Resurrection Reasonable?
Why should we believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus? Aren’t other, naturalistic explanations for the empty tomb more reasonable? Why is the truth of Christianity the most reasonable explanation for the Resurrection? J. Warner answers these questions in this video from a stage presentation from his book, Cold-Case Christianity.
43:05 02/16/2022
Are Miracles Reasonable and If So, When?
A new book offers a template to evaluate miracle claims. What would YOU accept as evidence of a true miracle? Is there a template we might use to be more certain? J. Warner and Jimmy Wallace discuss recent news articles in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
28:01 02/09/2022