3 Times Jesus Responded to Doubt

One would think that after everything John had said and experienced, he would be the last person to doubt Jesus. Shouldn’t the guy who baptized Jesus and witnessed the spirit descending and heard the voice of the father have all doubts removed?

Did Bart Ehrman Change His Mind About God?

Did Bart Ehrman change his mind about God?  A recent blog post by Dr. Ehrman had many Christians excited that he had changed his tune on belief in God. Or at least moved the needle in that direction.  So what did he say that got people so worked up? Who Is Bart Ehrman? If you’re not familiar with Dr. 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

Was Pontus Pilate Scared Of The Jews?

Was Pontus Pilate scared of the Jews?  This question is one that has taken on new life in recent years.  The common assumption is that a Roman Prefect would not bend to the whims of local leadership of a province they governed. Roman authority was absolute.  And Roman leaders surely would not have gotten involved in a theological squabble 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

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

Quick Challenge Answer: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Should Christians celebrate Christmas?  This seems rather obvious doesn’t it?  Of course, Christians should celebrate Christmas! It’s the celebration of the birth of Christ.  What could be more Christian than that?  If you’re like me however, each year at this time you start seeing meme’s popping up in your social media feeds.  Meme’s about how Christmas is actually a Continue Reading

Going Viral

Going viral.  It finally happened.  One of my posts on Facebook “went viral”.  I’ve had a few articles we’ve posted here do pretty well in the past.  Some have been shared in other countries, and viewed by thousands of people. But nothing has taken off like a simple meme I shared last week.  As of this writing, it has been Continue Reading

What Happened To Judas Iscariot?

What happened to Judas Iscariot?  I was listening to an episode of “The Big Conversation” the other day, and this issued was raised by Bart Ehrman.  Ehrman insists that the accounts of Judas’ death are an example of a clear contradiction in the Bible.  I’m actually somewhat surprised that Ehrman chose this particular example.  I think there are much Continue Reading

Was Jesus Just a Myth?

As I mentioned in my podcast earlier this week, one of the first things to make me seriously consider Christianity was the discovery that Jesus actually existed in history. This came as a complete shock to me. I had always assumed that Jesus was a myth just like Zeus, Apollo, Osiris, Mithras and a host Continue Reading