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

The 5 myths of Christmas Day 5

The 5 myths of Christmas Day 5.  In this series we’ve been looking at the 5 common myths about Christmas that pop up every year.   The First Four Myths On day one we saw how early Christians calculated the date of Jesus’ birth.  They believed that Jesus conceived, born and died on the 25th of different months.  And they Continue Reading

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

“Oh, we’re Christians too!”. This is the phrase I often here from Jehovah’s Witnesses when I engage them in conversation.  “We believe in Jesus too!” is another claim that is often made.  This makes it sound as if Jehovah’s Witnesses are just another denomination of Christianity. But are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?  I’ve had many missionaries come to my 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

The Tent Making Christianity Podcast; The Minimal Facts Approach To The Resurrection Of Jesus Part 2

In this episode of the Tent Making Christianity Podcast, Drew and David discuss the minimal facts approach to the resurrection of Jesus Part 2. 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

Resources To Help You Better Understand Jesus’ Resurrection.

The Monday after Easter always feels like a letdown to me.  I’d say it was similar to the day after Christmas.  But seeing as how the 26thof December is MY birthday, the closest thing I can compare it to is the day after the day after Christmas!  Holy week takes us on an emotional journey starting with Continue Reading

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