The Tent Making Christianity Podcast: The Minimal Facts Approach To The Resurrection Of Jesus Part 1

In this episode of the Tent Making Christianity Podcast, Drew and David discuss the minimal facts approach to the resurrection of Jesus Part 1. Links Mentioned in the show: The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus– By Mike Licona and Gary Habermas Crushed; A Physician Analyzes The Agony of Jesus– By J. Shan Young Listen Continue Reading

Why Was Jesus Arrested?

We just completed our celebration of Palm Sunday yesterday.  In our minds, this begins the countdown to Jesus’ crucifixion and eventual resurrection. It’s often overlooked that Jesus’ trouble with the Jewish authorities was already well established before entering Jerusalem riding on the colt of a donkey that first Palm Sunday.  So, what was the thing that pushed the Continue Reading

The Flaw In Christian’s Explanation For The Resurrection.

In this series we’ve been looking at alternate explanations for the Resurrection of Jesus.  We started the series by looking at the 12 minimal facts of the resurrection.  These are facts that are agreed upon by the majority of new testament scholars.  These same scholars may not necessarily believe the resurrection actually occurred.  They do however concede that our Continue Reading

Did The Disciples Steal Jesus’ Body?

In this series we’ve been looking at alternate explanations for the Resurrection of Jesus.  We started the series by looking at the 12 minimal facts of the resurrection.  These are facts that are agreed upon by the majority of new testament scholars.  These same scholars may not necessarily believe the resurrection actually occurred.  They do however concede that our Continue Reading

Did The Disciples Hallucinate The Risen Jesus?

In this series we’ve been looking at alternate explanations for the Resurrection of Jesus.  We started the series by looking at the 12 minimal facts of the resurrection.  These are facts that are agreed upon by the majority of new testament scholars.  These same scholars may not necessarily believe the resurrection actually occurred.  They do however concede that our Continue Reading

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