Doubting Thomas Gets It Right

I have an embarrassing confession. My favorite disciple has always been Thomas.  Yes, THAT Thomas.  The guy who refused to believe Jesus was alive until he saw it with his own eyes. We don’t get a lot of information about Thomas in the Gospels or anywhere else in scripture.  His claim to fame is, and the label Continue Reading

Can The Wrong Tomb Theory Explain The Resurrection?

In this series, we have been discussing the Minimal Facts approach to the resurrection of Jesus. We began by explaining that certain facts about Jesus’ life and death by crucifixion were agreed upon by a majority of New Testament scholars. Even skeptical scholars who don’t believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead agree with these Continue Reading

Does The Twin Theory Explain The Resurrection?

In this series, we have been discussing the Minimal Facts approach to the resurrection of Jesus.  We began by explaining that certain facts about Jesus’ life and death by crucifixion were agreed upon by a majority of New Testament scholars. Even skeptical scholars who don’t believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead agree with these Continue Reading

Can The Swoon Theory Explain The Resurrection?

In my previous post, I explained why the challenge that “Jesus was just a legend” does not fit the facts surrounding the event.  We looked at our list of 12 minimal facts surrounding the resurrection and determined that the legend theory explains none of the agreed upon facts.  Let’s now look and see if the Swoon Theory Continue Reading

Was Jesus A Legend?

We’ve been looking at the resurrection of Jesus in our last few posts.  We introduced the minimal facts approach to Jesus’ resurrection.  I then explained the minimal facts we would be using as we looked at alternate explanations for the resurrection.  We explained why facts 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12 are accepted by nearly all scholars in the field Continue Reading

Minimal Facts 9-12 Explained

In this series, we have been discussing the minimal facts argument for the resurrection of Jesus. In my first post in the series, I laid out the 12 minimal facts we will using in our argument.  Minimal facts are those facts about the resurrection account that the majority of scholars, even skeptical ones, believe to be true. While Continue Reading

Minimal Facts 5-8 Explained

In this series, we have been discussing the minimal facts argument for the resurrection of Jesus.  In my first post in the series, I laid out the 12 minimal facts we will using in our argument.  Minimal facts are those facts about the resurrection account that the majority of scholars, even skeptical ones, believe to be true.  While Continue Reading

Minimal Facts 1-4 Explained

In my previous post, I explained what the “Minimal Facts” of the resurrection of Jesus were.  In that post, I listed 12 facts that are widely accepted by even skeptical New Testament Scholars.  Before we look at alternate theories that try and explain the resurrection, lets first examine the facts themselves.  Here are Minimal Facts 1-4 Explained. Fact Continue Reading

Just The Facts On Jesus’ Resurrection

It seems like Christmas has just passed, and already we are just weeks away from celebrating Easter. I always marvel at the quick turnaround from celebrating Jesus’ birth to the somber remembrance of his death on the cross. The days from Advent to Christmas, and Lent to Easter fly by rapidly.   Is the Resurrection Important? Continue Reading