Category: Jesus’ Resurrection

‘Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus,’ edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona – A Brief Review

If it happened, the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth would have been one of the most important (if not the most important) event in human history. It is little wonder that apologists spend so much time and treasure defending it. One of the premier defenders of… Continue Reading “‘Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus,’ edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona – A Brief Review”

Talking (Again) about the Resurrection of Jesus w/the Non-Alchemist and Matthew Hartke

Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to talk with the Non-Alchemist and Matthew Hartke about the resurrection of Jesus, cognitive dissonance, Paul’s experience of the risen Christ, and much more. (You can also hear me mispronounce Ralph Fiennes last name. How embarrassing! Though it’s… Continue Reading “Talking (Again) about the Resurrection of Jesus w/the Non-Alchemist and Matthew Hartke”

Paulogia Takes on J. Warner Wallace over “Lame” Explanations for the Resurrection

To say that I’m not a fan of J. Warner Wallace would be an understatement. As far as I’m concerned, he and I are equally qualified to talk about the Bible and history. That is to say, not at all. (So, why are you… Continue Reading “Paulogia Takes on J. Warner Wallace over “Lame” Explanations for the Resurrection”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 THE ENDING… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 ANGEL OR… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 WAS THE… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion SERIES INTRODUCTION It… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1”

Is the “Nazareth Inscription” from Nazareth?

If you’ve spent any amount of time online perusing Christian apologetics websites, you’ve no doubt come across the Nazareth Inscription, an edict from Caesar found on a slab of marble that prohibits grave robbing under penalty of death.[1] It is called the “Nazareth Inscription” because it… Continue Reading “Is the “Nazareth Inscription” from Nazareth?”

Was Jesus Buried in a Tomb?

On the 24th, Jim Majors will be debating Michael Jones on the question, “Was Jesus buried in a tomb?” For many, the answer will seem to be a no-brainer: of course, he was buried in a tomb! Where else would he have been buried?… Continue Reading “Was Jesus Buried in a Tomb?”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #6 – The Ending of Mark and the Other Gospels

Recommended Reading •Mary Ann Beavis, Mark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011), 22-23. •John R. Donahue and Daniel J. Harrington, The Gospel of Mark, Sacra Pagina (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2002), 29-34. •Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, In the Company of Jesus:… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #6 – The Ending of Mark and the Other Gospels”