Is there enough historical evidence for the Resurrection?

Scholar Dr. Robert Greg Cavin doubts there is sufficient historical evidence to establish the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He states that “even on the assumption (the New Testament Easter traditions) of their complete historical reliability,” those testimonies are not enough to establish historical fact.1

He believes that the only way to prove something happened is […]

By |December 9th, 2014|blog|0 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

Is God Justified in Allowing Evil?

Many Christians leave the faith due to a lack of understanding of the problem of evil. To prevent this from happening, we need to be reflective on whether or not God is justified in permitting evil.

I am just finishing up a summer session at Biola University in the Masters of Apologetics track on “Why God […]

By |June 30th, 2014|blog|1 Comment

Cold Case Christianity

I just finished attending a weekend seminar at Biola University on Cold Case Christianity, where a cold case detective applied his skills and tools of investigating cold case murders to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. His conclusion? The eyewitness testimonies of the disciples are reliable and therefore, putting all biases against the supernatural aside, […]

By |June 14th, 2014|blog|0 Comments