“I know people who are better apologists for the Dallas Cowboys than they are for their own beliefs as a Christian.”
J. Warner Wallace’s enduringly popular book on apologetics, Cold-Case Christianity, has been thoroughly updated and expanded for its tenth-anniversary edition. He joins The Denison Forum Podcast to discuss the book, how to read the gospels as an investigator, how conspiracy thinking works, why the church should be overflowing with apologists, why we’re addicted to crime shows, and more.
- Updating Cold-Case Christianity | 02:03
- Reading the gospels as an investigator | 05:54
- How the gospels’ differences show reliability | 13:02
- Subjective truth vs. objective truth | 18:31
- Proving Christianity | 26:02
- If Christianity is true, then what? | 30:42
- The necessity of humility | 35:34
- Understanding evidence | 41:41
- How conspiracy thinking works | 43:53
- Determining reliability | 45:32
- Employing common sense | 48:15
- Cold-Case Christianity 10 years later | 53:09
- The problem of being an abbreviated Christian | 58:43
- Why are we addicted to crime shows? | 1:03:22
- Unedited transcript (PDF)
- Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospel
- The Truth in True Crime: What Investigating Death Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life (May 2024)
- Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible
- Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith
- Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, Richard Bauckham
About J. Warner Wallace
With a master’s degree in theological studies, J. Warner Wallace is an award-winning detective who has been featured on Dateline more than any other homicide investigator.
An adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, a senior fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries, Jim and his wife live in Southern California.
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.
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