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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.

The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast J. Warner Wallace

    • Religion & Spirituality
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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.

    Four Lies the Culture Tells About the Truth

    Four Lies the Culture Tells About the Truth

    J. Warner examines four popular misconceptions and misstatements about the nature of objective truth, tolerance and our over-reliance on science. If there are no objective truths (or they can’t be known) there is little reason to examine the truth about God. We need to get to the truth about truth before we can ever know the truth about anything else.

    • 27 min
    Is Jesus a Copycat Savior?

    Is Jesus a Copycat Savior?

    In this Cold-Case Christianity podcast, J. Warner re-examines an atheist objection related to the historicity of Jesus. Is Jesus merely a copycat of prior mythologies like Mithras, Osiris or Horus? How can we, as Christians, respond to such claims? Jim provides a five point response to this common atheist claim.

    • 27 min
    Why I’m An Evidentialist

    Why I’m An Evidentialist

    In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the role of evidence in making the case for Christianity and the need for an evidential approach to Christian Case Making. Jim also responds to an excellent blog post addressing his evidential approach to apologetics. Is evidentialism a valid apologetic? What is its relationship to presuppositionalism? Can Mormons claim a valid presuppositional approach to their worldview? Jim also talks about the validity of advanced degrees in apologetics.

    • 52 min
    How to Be the Christian Case Maker You’ve Always Wanted to Be

    How to Be the Christian Case Maker You’ve Always Wanted to Be

    In this podcast, J. Warner responds to a listener who wants to know how to become a public apologist. What strategies are effective? What goals are reasonable? Jim provides his most comprehensive podcast on this subject, tracing his own journey and providing tips to help yours.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Good (and Bad) Reasons to Be a Christian

    Good (and Bad) Reasons to Be a Christian

    In this podcast, J. Warner examines five responses typically offered to the question: “Why are you a Christian?” Are these responses sufficient, given the nature of the culture in which we live? How can we better respond to the challenges we face as we try to defend what we believe about Christianity?

    • 47 min
    Conversations About Heaven and the Soul

    Conversations About Heaven and the Soul

    In this podcast, J. Warner converses with Frank Sontag and Janet Mefferd about the nature of heaven and the soul. Have popular movies and books distorted the truth about Heaven? What really happens to the soul when we die? Why should we believe in the soul in the first place?

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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ASiliconValleyMom ,

Serious case-making

I so appreciate Mr. Wallace’s wisdom and honesty. His observation about his own attitude of low expectation is profound as I’ve been experiencing exactly that. I highly recommend his content to people I know.

Havfunwlife ,

Abortion

I just listened to your abortion episode and appreciated you going through ways to debate an individual coming from the pro-choice side. I would love to hear your take on IVF and surrogacy. Thank you for all you do!

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Teddy bears and babies

I have a memory from when I was young.

I was in church. My mom was Sunday school teacher.

I was in a car seat I top of a round table.

There were children all around the table.

I was looking around at the kids.

My mom started reading a story book about Moses. I clearly remember the illustrations and the story.

As my mom was reading, I remember being jealous because these other kids had my mom’s attention, and I did t want to share her attention with them.

I reasoned through, however, that it wasn’t right for me to fuss because these kids needed to learn a book out Jesus as much as I did.

So I CHOSE not to fuss in order to demand my moms personal attention.

I told my mom about that memory.

She was like “What?”
Then explained that I was only about 6 months old and that she only taught Sunday school once….and that she had read a story about Moses…which she still has the book.

Nursery school is sooooooo important. And should not be a baby sitting service that church provides for the parents. Because babies can reason.

So I agree that babies have a moral understanding from the beginning.

Remember the story in the Bible of the baby that was take by the lord ? The baby was a decent of the kings house, but God took the baby because he delighted in the bay and did t want it to be destroyed by the depravity that was taking place in the Jewish leadership at that time.

My personality changed when I was pregnant with each of my children.
And when they were born, I saw how I was feeling being presented in their behaviors.

The foods I couldn’t eat were the foods they were either allergic to or that they didn’t like as they got older.

It’s quite interesting.

Consider the heart.

The heart cannot beat without the brainstem.

There are children born with ONlY a brainstem. These children show observationally that they know they exist. They express who they want, even when they are both blind and deaf.

A man in his 40s went to the dr with strange headaches. They did scans and discovered he had no brain. He had been born with only a brainstem. He lives a normal life with the exception of learning struggles in school.

If a person can know they exist with only a brainstem, then, i hypothesize, it is b wry possible that by the time the brainstem is existing in the human body, that the novel person n the womb is already aware of his/her own existence. And we therefore, do not have the right to determine that they ought not exist. (Regardless of the issue except the mothers life….which only she can decide- like a mother in a house fire would decide to run into a burning room to save her child at the risk of her own life…or be forced to walk away.)

Although I THINK life begins at conception, I just wanted to point out when a person can begin to learn, starting with the reality that they exist.

That’s all I wanted to say.

Thank you.

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