Tagged: Apologetics

Who’s Afraid of Bart D. Ehrman?

I’ll admit it – one of the people I "fear" the most is Bart Ehrman, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-CH.  Why?  Because he is smarter than me.  Well, not just that.  He’s also been educated at some of the best evangelical...

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Simon Greenleaf, Skeptic Turned Believer

Bryan at The Narrow has a nice short post about one of the many bible skeptics from history who, in his examination of the claims of Christianity, came to believe them.  Greenleaf (1783-1853), a lawyer, ended up writing a book which has been reprinted, The...

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Evidences for Jesus’ resurrection

The following is basically a repost from March 2005 on the topic of the resurrection of Jesus with a few additions and touch-ups. I thought it appropriate as Christians prepare to observe Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Seeing how Christians just celebrated Easter and the...

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Gospel of Judas: Gnosticism reborn

It appears that the media has caught Judas fever. This is an old story (I posted about it for World Magazine Blog in February), but for some reason everyone seems to be discussing this now. I also responded to it in the comments here, but...

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Jesus in early Church writings

This is part two in my series on the historical reliability of the Gospels. Part one – Jesus outside the Gospels – can be found here. The Gospels were written so far after the facts that they are full of legend at best, out right...

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Jesus outside the Gospels

Part one of the historical reliability of the Gospels This may seem like a strange place to start, outside the Gospels to prove their reliability, but in a legal sense having a corroborating witness always butresses a statement made by another source.

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The historical reliability of the Gospels

The two criteria to determine whether we can believe what the Gospels say are: the documents are copied accurately and the events are recorded accurately. If these two premises are true then we must accept what the Gospels say about Jesus. You then must enter...

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