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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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Some people think that Christian interest in education is only instrumental. In other words, we start schools so that we can tell our kids about Jesus Christ and how to become Christians. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that, but the Christian understanding of education goes much deeper. Throughout human history, wherever the Church has gone,…
 
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, psychiatrist Anna Lembke offered a stark warning about our favorite technologies. Dopamine is the brain’s natural feel-good chemical. It rewards us when we do enjoyable things: connect with friends, laugh at a joke, eat a taco. Today, that powerful reward cycle is being hijacked by digital technology. Techno…
 
John and Maria revisit a piece from this week that highlights the beauty of God in the Cosmos. John provides a reflection that we are not simply our bodies or simply a spirit. He gives a worldview lesson, reflecting on another piece that highlights how the Greeks viewed the unborn. Maria then asks John for insight on a recent court case in North Ca…
 
In yet another indicator that they are not ok, men in America are abandoning higher education in record numbers. According to the Wall Street Journal, at the end of the 2020 academic year, the percentage of male college students dropped to just over 40 percent. Soon, if current trend lines continue, one expert predicts, for every man who earns a co…
 
In a recent and unintentionally poignant episode of National Public Radio’s “On the Media” podcast, an entire conversation debating free speech hinged on the definition of a word that was never really established. “Free speech absolutism,” reporters claimed, is an old-fashioned concept because some speech causes harm. Never defined in the conversat…
 
John and Shane are asked a host of questions surrounding recent BreakPoint commentaries. To start off, John fields a question asking if the church completely missed the lessons we should've learned from 9/11. Additionally, another listener asks if the shift in worldview attention from Islam after 9/11 to critical theory today is one that is honest …
 
According to the U.S. Department of Education, since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.5 million students have left traditional public schooling. Parents and students, it seems, are looking for something different. Many parents and students are looking elsewhere because students struggled to learn online, and some have even fallen behind. Othe…
 
Last week, a U.S. District judge ruled against a Catholic school that fired a male teacher who had announced he was marrying his male partner. Coming from a judge notably progressive on sex and marriage issues who cited last year’s consequential Bostock decision, the decision wasn’t much of a surprise. However, a significant part of his reasoning w…
 
September 11, 2001. For those who were alive and old enough to remember, it is a day indelibly seared into our memories. Puzzlement at the first plane, shock at the second, and terror at the third and fourth. Throughout, there was a slowly emerging realization that this was no accident, that America was at war, and that our world had dramatically, …
 
John and Maria discuss the impact of 9/11 on our current cultural moment. They revisit the historical significance of the timeframe surrounding the terrorist attacks, also explaining the worldview and ideological challenges we've faced following the 9/11 attacks. -- Bonus Episode | BreakPoint Podcast Special -- Reflecting on 9/11: Timeless Wisdom f…
 
Welcome to a special edition of the BreakPoint podcast. In view of the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack on the United States, our team went back and revisited commentaries from our founder Chuck Colson. I was blown away by the gracious and truthful framing that Chuck offered to the events of that day. In a series of BreakPoint commenta…
 
Tomorrow, as we mark the 20th anniversary of arguably the most devastating day in America’s history, we should also remember how Christians are to confront evil. In the days after 9/11, Chuck Colson offered an incredibly good gift: a Christian worldview framework for understanding what had happened, and a roadmap for Christians to both speak truth …
 
Like many of you, I remember exactly where I was on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I was preparing to teach a class of college freshmen on the topic of Christian worldview. Obviously, my teaching plans for that day changed, but I also had a very real example of how significant worldview is to understanding the world around us. I remember the chaos, I…
 
John and Shane talk through the challenges in reasoning through the pro-choice stance in the face of Texas' new heartbeat bill. John also answers a question on a recent commentary dealing with Millennials. The listeners asks how to communicate the goodness of the Gospel to those who might have a taste for it. To close, John and Shane go point-by-po…
 
Is the story of Jesus like ancient mythologies that preceded Him? What are these alleged similarities? Can they be explained in some way? Do they invalidate the claims of the New Testament, or do these similarities actually VALIDATE the Deity of Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.…
 
How did things in Afghanistan change so dramatically, seemingly overnight? How did a decades-long, frustrating stalemate become the greatest American foreign policy debacle in 50 years? A nation is left asking, “What went wrong?” The most immediate explanation is the way the withdrawal was handled, from pulling out troops before evacuating citizens…
 
There is a pandemic that has lasted far longer than COVID. It’s also been more deadly. It’s more difficult to treat, and there’s no vaccine for it. Masks are ineffective in stopping it and may actually make it worse. America’s pandemic of despair shows up most obviously in the mounting number of suicide and suicide attempts. According to the Center…
 
One of Christianity's greatest strengths is its explanatory power. Christianity can explain the human experience and the human condition far better than any other worldview. This is true when it comes to humanity's created goodness, as made in the image of God. It's also true of its explanation of what's wrong with the world and the human heart. It…
 
John and Maria start the show discussing the disillusionment of millennial evangelicals. They ask if the way we've done church has led to the rise in Evangelical evacuation in young people. John asks if this is because we have a bigotry in low expectations. Maria then asks John for further explanation in his recent commentary on Isaiah 6. The comme…
 
From the beginning, proponents of the sexual revolution have wrapped themselves in the mantle of science, especially social science. For example, in the 1950s, the “Kinsey Reports” helped normalize a range of sexual behaviors. They were also the source of the still-often-quoted “statistic” that 10 percent of people are same-sex oriented. Both that …
 
Though Gen Z-ers have all but replaced Millennials as the dazzling object of scrutiny and cultural analysis, it’s not because Millennials are no longer struggling. Rates of addiction, depression, burnout, and loneliness are all disproportionately high among the demographic born between 1981 and 1996. Since 2013, in fact, Millennials have seen a 47 …
 
John and Shane answer questions from listeners ranging from how Christians should define persecution in a desire to fulfill a Biblical call to encourage the saints to how a public counselor can represent Jesus while honoring her call as healthcare provider. Shane also asks John to comment on the history of the United States of America and how it bo…
 
What makes Jesus so important? Does he still matter in a world that rejects the Bible? Can we make a case for the historicity and deity of Jesus even if we don’t trust the New Testament documents? J. Warner Wallace talks to Kerby Anderson from the Point of View Radio show and discusses the importance and impact Jesus had on human history.…
 
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