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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.
 
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What was it like working at a Christian organization, and how did being a unitarian Christian factor in? A light-hearted talk with Anna Brown about her pleasant experience at the Colson Center. OPENING REMARKS Mainstream Christianity's general unawareness of unitarian Christians, Peter Pan, TINOs, and councel from the wise-sounding man. SCRIPTURES …
 
When President Biden quoted St. Augustine and Scripture in his inaugural address, he was doing what almost every President before him has done: drawing on America's Christian tradition. Today on "BreakPoint This week," John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss America's "civil religion," the shared values of liberty and the dignity of all--but firm…
 
Recently, I’ve had occasion to ponder suffering in a deeper way than ever before. I say this not because the situation I’m in is worse than it has ever been, but because I’ve become more familiar with the true character of suffering. It isn’t about circumstances. Not really. As pro-life author Stephanie Gray Connors explained in our recent conversa…
 
Chuck Colson liked to say that the Kingdom of God will never arrive on Air Force One. It’s still true. Any reprieve the last few years in the areas of religious liberty and the sanctity of life is coming to an end, and recent events should make the truth of Chuck’s statement obvious. Whether politics are upstream or downstream from culture (and the…
 
John and Shane field concerns from listeners related to repairing and restoring relationships inside the church after the recent political season. John and Shane provide pathways of thought to recalibrate our approach to reconnecting with Biblical mandates without building kingdoms. A listener also asked how Christians should respond to the recent …
 
Seeing a unitarian niche and filling it. How Dustin Smith began producing a weekly podcast to start conversations on the one God and His human son, the Messiah. OPENING REMARKS Books on tape, cassettes, excessive audio consumption, and growing up in a church which didn’t teach me to keep my mouth shut. RESOURCES Church of God General Conference Bib…
 
In this first of two rebroadcasted “The Defense Rests” podcasts, Abdu Murray sits down with J. Warner to talk about the nature of evidence, how cases are built using evidence, and attitudes that investigators have when trying to determine “what happened.” Along the way, they apply the discussion to our individual searches for the truth about Jesus.…
 
Recently, police in Hong Kong arrested 53 pro-democracy activists for holding a primary election. The Communist Chinese government made the sweep of political opponents under cover of its new national security law. The same day as these arrests, China-based tech firm Alibaba’s stock jumped 30 percent when word circulated that Jack Ma, Alibaba’s ecc…
 
In an eloquent defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty known as The Manhattan Declaration, authors Chuck Colson, Professor Robert George, and Dr. Timothy George wrote, “There is no more eloquent defense of the rights and duties of religious conscience than the one offered by Martin Luther King, Jr., in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” R…
 
In the past, Civil religion united America. Not anymore. Following a recent exchange on Twitter, John Stonestreet called on Mark Tooley and Andrew Walker to discuss the current political movements, including Christian nationalism, and how they impact Christianity. Tooley and Walker discuss the future of America in a post-Christian, pseudo-Christian…
 
There are deaths from despair and acts of desperation that mark this cultural moment. Some are lacking peace and many are struggling to find hope from our cultural institutions and leaders. John Stonestreet invites Maria Baer to discuss the challenges we and our loved ones face currently. The two also identify how the Christian worldview offers gre…
 
A little more than a week after the storming of the Capitol, five Americans have died, the House of Representatives has impeached the President for a second time, Twitter and other social platforms have permanently banned the sitting President of the United States, Amazon Web Services shut down alternative social media site Parler, and National Gua…
 
A recent headline that isn’t exactly news announced the findings of a recent Gallup study: “Americans Remain Distrustful of Mass Media.” Six out of ten Americans trust the media either “not very much” or “not at all” when it comes to reporting the news fairly and accurately. Truth be told, I’m among those six. I’m tired of bias, of opinion pieces m…
 
John and Shane address a main question about whether or not the constitution is actually functioning? They identify how the Constitution reflects the design by God. John highlights that a consistent theme from the founding fathers and founding documents is that it is made for a type of person. John and Shane then spend time fielding a listener ques…
 
Recently, a Wisconsin pharmacist was arrested for attempting to destroy hundreds of vials of the COVID-19 vaccine. He feared the vaccine could change the DNA of anyone who received it. Fears and rumors and worries about the safety and the ethics of the various COVID-19 vaccines are understandable. After all, no vaccine has ever moved into distribut…
 
“Before Abraham was, I am” in a non-trinitarian way—is it possible? Are we mad? Mark Cain considers a question from Lisa and suggests several resources for deeper study. SCRIPTURES Revelation 5:9-10 - They ascribed worth to Jesus for what he accomplished. John 7, 8, 9 - The context of John 8:58. John 17:3 - Jesus prayer about the only true God. Joh…
 
It remains to be seen which of the COVID-caused disruptions to our previous way of life will permanently change things. For example, while parents of small children don’t miss the popcorn prices, it still feels a bit strange for a brand-new movie to go straight to the living room instead of the theatre. Still, Disney-Pixar’s latest release, Soul, i…
 
In this cultural moment John called for a re-air of an interview with Ross Douthat. Douthat identifies that we live in a decadent society. But when you think of the word “decadent,” you probably are thinking, lavish, immoral, wasteful, etc. But that’s not exactly what Douthat means. What he means is a society that is prosperous, powerful, and stuck…
 
Two days before Christmas, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries confirmed that its founder had engaged in sexual misconduct over the course of many years. Ravi, a highly regarded speaker, author, and apologist, died a few months ago. In its initial “interim” report RZIM leadership not only confirmed the allegations but promised a full and thorou…
 
This is not how we wanted to start 2021, with the Capitol of the United States of America being overrun by a violent mob. John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss the turbulent past few days and wonder whether Americans now have the moral and ethical wherewithal to govern ourselves. They also reflect on the truth that achieving freedom is not rare…
 
A recent headline that isn’t exactly news announced the findings of a recent Gallup study: “Americans Remain Distrustful of Mass Media.” Six out of ten Americans trust the media either “not very much” or “not at all” when it comes to reporting the news fairly and accurately. Truth be told, I’m among those six. I’m tired of bias, of opinion pieces m…
 
In the introduction to his book The Content Trap, author Bharat Anand asks readers to consider what caused The Yellowstone Fires of 1988, which lasted for months and destroyed over 1.3 million acres of the world’s oldest, and one of our nation’s most treasured, national parks. The traditional story places the blame on a worker who dropped a single,…
 
John and Shane revisit a topic from the New Years Eve podcast to address moral failure in Christian leaders. They help expand our thinking to address the challenging world of sin and its impact on Christian leaders. Specifically, John and Shane address the revelations from the independent investigation into allegations of Ravi Zacharrias participat…
 
A recent article published in the scientific journal Cell announced the “successful” creation of a human-animal hybrid. Researchers at the Salk Institute took pig embryos and implanted human pluripotent stem cells, or cells that can produce any kind of body tissue. Believe it or not, attempts to genetically cross humans with animals, in various for…
 
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