Atheists Churches Celebrating Life More Than Christians?

Atheist churches—I know, total oxymoron—are popping up everywhere these days, drawing people from all walks of life who simply want to celebrate being alive. They sing songs, hear an inspirational messages, and focus on the positive aspects of life. After all, the headline news these days can be anything but positive, so listening to […]

By |November 14th, 2014|blog|2 Comments

Was Jesus’ Resurrection Based on Pagan Myths? (Part 3 – final)

A myth cannot explain away the resurrection event of Christ—it is unparalleled in history. This is not a belief rooted in pagan ideas of dying-rising gods, but a belief rooted in a Jewish apocalyptic worldview. Even for the Jews themselves, the idea of their messiah being killed and crucified by His enemies was completely […]

By |July 31st, 2014|blog|2 Comments

Was Jesus’ Resurrection Based on Pagan Myths? (Part II)

(Continued from Part I)  In the late 1980s, Jonathan Z. Smith wrote an article on the “dying-rising gods” in the scholarly and authoritative Encyclopedia of Religion, and showed that the notion that there was a widespread category of gods who died and rose again was not based on a careful reading of ancient sources. “The category […]

By |July 30th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Was Jesus’ Resurrection Based on Pagan Myths? (Part I)

There is a common thread sewn into the heart of man to want to believe in a hero. Skeptics try to unravel that thread when it comes to belief in the hero of Jesus Christ and his resurrection, claiming it cannot be true because miracles simply don’t happen. It must be based on ancient […]

By |July 29th, 2014|blog|2 Comments

Jesus’ Resurrection was NOT a Mass Hallucination

We’ve all heard of hallucinations; maybe even experienced one ourselves. We wake from a bad dream, and for an instant a shadowy figure seems to be in our room. Maybe a chronic migraine caused you to see intense colors or hear strange noises. Perhaps in your deep despair over the sudden loss of a […]

By |October 28th, 2013|writings|0 Comments