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

September 25, 2023 -

“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.

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  • 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


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.

A popular national speaker and podcast host, he is the bestselling author of numerous books including Cold-Case Christianity, Person of Interest, Forensic Faith and God’s Crime Scene.

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.

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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