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On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 5 of 5: Conclusion

Published on April 3, 2016 By sirrahc

If you have been following this series, you know that we have covered a lot of ground, including various lines of evidence that generally  — and, in some cases, quite strongly — support the case for Jesus Christ having been physically raised from the dead on the third day after his death and burial. We […]

On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 4 of 5: The Disciples’ Belief

Published on March 31, 2016 By sirrahc

Origin of the Disciples’ Belief in Jesus’ Resurrection To say that the death of Jesus on the cross was devastating to the disciples would be gross understatement. Despite Jesus’ warnings, they had no concept of a Messiah that would die, much less rise up again. Without the resurrection, Jesus’ shameful death could only be seen […]

On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 3 of 5: Postmortem Appearances

Published on March 27, 2016 By sirrahc

Postmortem Appearances We have four lines of evidence for the historical reliability of Jesus’ appearances to people after His death. 1) *Paul’s testimony shows that the disciples saw appearances of Jesus.* In I Corinthians 15, Paul lists several people to whom Jesus appeared after his death, beginning with Peter individually and the Twelve Apostles (as […]

On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 2 of 5: The Empty Tomb

Published on March 24, 2016 By sirrahc

Empty Tomb Let’s start with the ten lines of evidence that support the factuality of Jesus’ empty tomb: 1) *Historical credibility of the burial story.* The two are closely connected. If the burial story is basically correct, both Jews and Christians would have known the site of Jesus’ tomb. If the body was still there, […]

On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 1 of 5: Testing Historical Explanations

Published on March 20, 2016 By sirrahc

“The evidence for the resurrection is better than for claimed miracles in any other religion. It’s outstandingly different in quality and quantity.”  — Sir Antony Flew, distinguished British philosopher and renowned non-theist Last year around this time, some of you may recall that I did a 4-part series called, “On Jesus’ Death”, followed by a […]

7 Sine Qua Nons of Classic Christianity

Published on February 28, 2016 By sirrahc

I am really behind in my podcast listening. I just can’t keep up. In fact, I am more than a year behind on my Stand to Reason podcasts by Greg Koukl. Up until mid-2015, Koukl did a weekly 3-hour show, and I can typically only get in two hours on the weekend. So, I’m constantly […]

Newsweek Tells Christians They Are Wrong

Published on January 3, 2016 By sirrahc

“Newsweek‘s cover story is exactly what happens when a writer fueled by open antipathy to evangelical Christianity tries to throw every argument he can think of against the Bible and its authority. To put the matter plainly, no honest historian would recognize the portrait of Christian history presented in this essay as accurate and no […]

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