Why am I a Christian? What is my faith based on? That depends upon the day. There are days when God’s presence feels so real. I have had numerous specific prayers answered in very dramatic […]
Beginning with the time of the Enlightenment, people have attempted to understand Jesus outside of the supernatural. There is much that is good in Jesus’ teachings and Christianity has shaped the morality of western civilization. […]
Michael R. Licona, The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010), 718 pp. Pbk. There are no lack of books on the resurrection of Jesus. Pastors, scholars, apologists and critics […]
The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most important doctrines of the Christian faith. In this video, William Lane Craig presents the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.
A devotion based on 1 Corinthians 15:17. In this chapter, Paul is providing an extended treatment on the resurrection, both of Jesus and of believers at the return of Jesus. The reason for this is […]
The point at which a movement usually moves from orthodoxy to heresy is its understanding of Jesus. If we get Jesus wrong, we get everything wrong. 1. Jesus is not a created being. The Arian […]
I sometimes hear about people leaving Christianity. There are various reasons for this, both theological and emotional. I will never leave Christianity and there is one reason for that. I am convinced that there is […]
Please note that I am not saying that this is the most important passage for apologists (1 Peter 3:15 is arguably that). I am arguing that this is the most important passage for doing apologetics. […]
I just had an article published in the journal Studies in Religion. The name of the article is “On the Treatment of the Supernatural by Zeba Crook.” My article is a response to one that […]
When people think of the Gospel, they often think of Jesus crucified. But what role does the resurrection of Jesus play? Most often when people share the Gospel story, they won’t even mention the resurrection […]
A number of years ago, I had the privilege of being able to speak at a conference in Belgium on the resurrection. One of the speakers was Gerd Ludemann.[i] Although I knew I had some […]
I often hear requests for suggested apologetics resources. Here are some books that I recommend for people interested in apologetics. Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig Fabricating Jesus by Craig Evans Resurrection of Jesus by […]
When some historians look at the historical Jesus, they will look at his life and teachings and then usually end at his crucifixion. While they may look at what early Christians believed to have happened […]
From time to time, people claim that Jesus’ resurrection was an apotheosis. An apotheosis was a belief within the Greco-Roman tradition that certain heroes could at death ascend to the realm of the gods and […]
Is believing in the resurrection of Jesus reasonable? Since we have just come out of Easter, I thought I would share why I believe in the resurrection of Jesus. These are not “proofs.” If you […]
The first volume of Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics is now complete. You can find the entire issue here. I really like how it turned out. There are articles on Islam, teleology, resurrection, presuppositional […]
Tony Costa reviews Daniel A. Smith’s Revisiting the Empty Tomb in the Review of Biblical Literature. You can read the review here.
Mike Licona reviews Daniel A. Smith’s Revisiting the Empty Tomb: The Early History of Easter in the Review of Biblical Literature. You can read the review here.
The cornerstone of the Christian faith is that of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If we do not get this, we do not anything. That is why it is so important to learn […]
I presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society today. Many people have asked what I was speaking on, so I thought I would share. The title of the paper was […]
This sermon was preached on Oct. 3 2010 at Woodford Baptist and First Baptist Church Meaford. A Unique Gospel Galatians 1:6-9 Introduction What would it take for you to want to curse someone? Perhaps for […]
Often times people will point out that the Apostles died for their faith. This is offered as evidence for the proof of the Gospel, after all, who would die for a lie? The immediate counter-argument […]
One of the most important passages for demonstrating the resurrection of Jesus is the first part of 1 Corinthians 15. There is one part of this that some people have questioned: Then he appeared to […]
Is the resurrection of Jesus just a matter of faith or can we speak of it historically? N.T. Wright does a great job in this short video of explaining how we can speak of the […]