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There is no Historical Christ

There is no historical Christ, a historical Jesus yes, but no historical Christ. This is important to realize, for Christ is the story we tell about Jesus, or whomever we wish to label, “Christ.” So much emphasis recently has been placed on Paul for discovering hints of the historical Jesus, even among ‘the philosophers.’ And the Gospels are often criticized for being overly theological interpretations of Jesus. 130 more words

Videos from the Tactical Faith Resurrection Weekend 2014

All 9 videos from the Tactical Faith conference last weekend have now been posted on Youtube:

  • “What was the crucifixion like?” – Mike Licona 48:21…
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The Tomb Is Empty

While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. Matthew 28:11… 415 more words


Summary 1 Corinthians Chapter 10

At the beginning of the second section, I expressed perplexity at what I consider the disjointed thought process of the epistle. We dealt with idol food back in Chapter 8, and we were back to that in 10:14. 1,283 more words

Bible Commentary

The Tomb is History

I’m pretty sure it isn’t blog kosher to post two blog posts back-to-back in the same day. But then again, today isn’t just any other day. 2,774 more words

The Tomb and Wife of Jesus: Handling Sensationalist Claims that Crop Up around Easter

My doctoral supervisor at Edinburgh, Prof. Larry Hurtado, would remark that sensationalist archaeological discoveries about Jesus frequently become public just in time for Easter. His point: Easter is the most profitable time to sell headlines and promote documentaries, books, and other media related to Jesus. 923 more words

Thoughts on Liberal Christianity's Tension Between Faith and Reason

While watching an interview of John Shelby Spong on Youtube, I heard him articulate an area of tension that I’ve experienced in my own life. 575 more words

Written Reflections