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A conversation with J. Warner Wallace

July 11, 2024 -

Join Dr. Mark Turman, executive director of Denison Forum, in a profound discussion with J. Warner Wallace on the latest episode of the Denison Forum podcast. Wallace, a celebrated cold case homicide detective and best-selling author, discusses the themes of his new book, The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life.

They explore humanity’s obsession with drama, the nature of truth and grace, and the deep implications of holding justice and mercy in balance within the Christian faith. This episode offers rich insights into cultural and spiritual identity, humility, and provides practical tools to help listeners think biblically, live holy, and serve redemptively.

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(00:57): Society’s Obsession with Drama

(02:39): Interview with Jim Wallace: True Crime and Christianity

(04:29): Jim Wallace’s Journey to Faith

(11:00): The Human Condition and Need for a Savior

(17:59): Identity and Trauma

(32:21): Exploring Hope and Mortality

(34:47): Christian Worldview and Hope

(38:46): Humility: The Secret to Flourishing

(45:02): The Dangers of Celebrity Culture

(51:18): Balancing Justice and Mercy

(01:00:18): Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations


Episode Transcript (PDF)

Cold Case Christianity

The Truth in True Crime

Proving Christianity: Homicide detective J. Warner Wallace discusses updated, expanded “Cold-Case Christianity”

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life

About J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is Dateline-featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. Relying on more than two decades of investigative experience, Wallace provides the tools needed to investigate the claims of Christianity and make a convincing case for the truth of the Christian worldview.

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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