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 […]

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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 […]

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Quick Challenge Answer: Is Soul Sleep Biblical?

Back to Basics: Making Sense of the Resurrection

Every Christian knows that the resurrection of Jesus is important. But the true significance of the resurrection can be lost in the repetition. It’s as if we’ve talked about it to the point that we assume everyone already gets it and we don’t need to explain any further.

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Doubting Thomas Gets It Right

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Tent Making Christianity QCQ Podcast #264: Can We Know The Date Of Jesus’ Crucifixion?

In this episode of The Tent Making Christianity QCQ Podcast, Drew and David answer the question “Can We Know The Date Of Jesus’ Crucifixion?”. Listen to our Weekly Quick Challenge Question Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music or Stitcher.  New Episodes are released every Thursday. Don’t see your podcast listening platform?  Email us and we will add them to our […]

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The Tent Making Christianity Podcast #176: What Will Easter 2020 Look Like?

In this episode of The Tent Making Christianity Podcast, Drew and David discuss what Easter 2020 will look like with the COVID-19 restrictions in place. Listen to our Weekly Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music or Stitcher.  Look for new Episodes every Tuesday. Don’t see your podcast listening platform?  Email us and we will add them to our distribution list. […]

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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 […]

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