What happens when a cold-case detective applies his investigative skills to the New Testament Gospels? Find out as Timothy meets up with award-winning detective and bestselling apologetics author J. Warner Wallace. In addition to being a detective and apologist, Wallace is also a guitarist, bassist, and—Timothy is thrilled beyond words to discover—a fan of Steve Perry and Journey. With great difficulty, Timothy manages to restrain his adoration for Steve Perry just long enough to ask J. Warner Wallace a few questions about apologetics and the New Testament Gospels.
In the second half of the podcast, Garrick and Timothy examine a band that was known at various times as Sigma 6, the Meggadeaths, and the Tea Set. Not surprisingly, the band never took off until they changed their name to Pink Floyd. “Another Brick in the Wall” is the musical focus for this week, but it’s difficult for Garrick and Timothy to remain focused when talking about a band that once lost an inflatable pig that was roughly the size of a bus in the skies over London. In the end, however, the dynamic duo suppresses most of their attention deficits and manages to look at Pink Floyd’s The Wall from the perspective of a biblical theology of guilt and shame. Also, Pig On the Lam would be a great name for a band.
The first few minutes of the Toy Box Hero Tournament go completely off the rails as Garrick raises a grievance that forces Timothy to make a painful confession about the first episode of this season. In the end, however, your intrepid cohosts put their differences aside long enough to engage in a battle that forces a triad of testudines into mortal combat against Captain Marvel; in the end, the only thing that can possibly save the testudine triad is the hope that Captain Marvel might be an environmentalist.
This Week’s Guest: J. Warner Wallace
J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. Wallace became a Christ-follower at the age of thirty-five after investigating the claims of the New Testament gospels using his skill set as a detective. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professor of apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and Southern Evangelical Seminary, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. You can find out more about J. Warner Wallace at https://coldcasechristianity.com/.
Links to Click
Stand Firm: book by Paul Gould, Travis Dickinson, and Keith Loftin
Cold-Case Christianity: book by J. Warner Wallace
Forensic Faith: book by J. Warner Wallace
So the Next Generation Will Know: book by Sean McDowell and J Warner Wallace
Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: book by J. Warner Wallace
The Wall: album by Pink Floyd
Another Brick in the Wall: song by Pink Floyd
Shine on You Crazy Diamond: song by Pink Floyd
Hey You: song by Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb: song by Pink Floyd
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