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Can You Be a Christian and a Police Officer? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S7E12)

Can You Be a Christian and a Police Officer
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Is it possible to love Jesus yet work as a police officer? Will a career in law enforcement force me to compromise my Christian values? Is there something inherently evil about the profession, or can a Christian worldview actually help us survive and thrive as police officers? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. 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 Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).



  1. Mark Spencer

    June 2, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I wouldn’t think that being a police officer and a Christian would seem incompatible. I was in the Navy for 20 years, and some people would question if a Christian be in the military, which I would also say absolutely, since after my first four years of service I became one, though I was a Navy Corpsman, which is to save a life, though to protect a injured serviceman and oneself, it would be necessary to shoot to kill. My question is about those in the alphabet agencies. I had a Sunday School teacher who was an FBI agent, so I don’t question the FBI, but what about those in the NSA and the CIA? Those agencies seem to be problematic for a Christian to be in.

  2. Jim Novy

    June 3, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Your assumption that the media narrative that police in today’s culture are the problem is in error. The false narrative is not true just because the media says so. I was a cop in the 70s and a Christian. I became troubled by the inhumanity I saw smelled tasted and had to wash off almost daily, and my faith. I went to a priest. He reminded me of the centurion.

  3. Jennifer E.

    June 8, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    I never really interacted with the police until I called 911 last year to report domestic violence and sexual abuse of my children. There is something about knowing the “protectors” have arrived and are at the door to ensure your safety. It was the most relief I had felt in YEARS! I know that certain military police that came to my door that day were Christian. It was in their care, their eyes, their professionalism, and their very presence that told me. I will never forget the ones who were “DIFFERENT!”
    Peace to you and may your work go to new heights this year Sir!

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