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Were Jesus’ Disciples Illiterate Peasants?

Were Jesus’ Disciples Illiterate Peasants? The New Testament was originally written in Greek. But some skeptics say this shows many New Testament books must have been forged–that the people who wrote them probably weren’t Jesus’ disciples. Why? Because most 1st century Jews living where Jesus lived couldn’t read or write at all. Since Jesus’ disciples spoke […]

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Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus – Podcast

Podcast on Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Did Jesus really rise from the dead? While many Christians have no problem immediately answering “yes,” most people want more evidence for the resurrection of Jesus than “the Bible tells me so.” Before they even consider giving this idea the time of day, they want to know if this is all […]

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The Empty Tomb of Jesus – A True Story?

The Empty Tomb of Jesus Ever seen that movie, Risen? It’s all about how a Roman soldier named Clavius was ordered to find Jesus’ body after it went missing shortly after the crucifixion. Although the movie is fiction, the premise is based on a true story: The story of Jesus’ empty tomb. You get a few seconds of it portrayed […]

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Did Jesus Say He Was God

Did the Historical Jesus Say He Was God? – Podcast

Podcast – Did the Historical Jesus Say He Was God? Did the historical Jesus say he was God? While most people who read the Bible find it easy to agree that he did, the historicity of Jesus’ claim to be divine has been challenged in the public square. Scholars who reject Christianity have argued that the […]

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My Radio Interview – Is the Virgin Birth Real?

My Interview on U2 Have Hope On this episode of U2 Have Hope, Carrie Cooper talks with me about the Virgin Birth, focusing on 3 alleged parallel stories from the ancient world.  What do Christians need to know in order to respond to the challenge that the story of Jesus’ virginal conception was copied from other religions? […]

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The Virgin Birth – Did the Church Make Up Jesus’ Virgin Birth?

Did The Virgin Birth Really Happen? What would you say if someone asked you if the story of Jesus’ virgin birth was real, or if it was copied from other religions? In this post, you see how to think through a few challenges to the historicity of the Virgin Birth. First, we’ll answer the question “Was […]

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5 Useful Facts for Defending the Resurrection of Jesus

Defending the Resurrection of Jesus in Everyday Conversations In this accessible apologetics video, I train Christians to defend the resurrection of Jesus in everyday conversations, focusing on the “minimal facts” approach I learned from Dr. Gary Habermas. My goal here is to help you remember some good talking points, so you’ll have them ready when you need […]

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Did Luke Mess Up on the Timing of the Christmas Story?

Qurinius’ Census Each Christmas, I hear the story of Jesus’ birth read publicly from the Gospel of Luke. And it often seems like the timing of Jesus’ birth and the census under some guy named Quirinius gets read pretty quickly, almost like it’s an unnecessary interjection no one really cares about. For most people, it […]

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Is Good Friday a Myth? What 5 Ancient, Non-Christian Writings Reveal

Is Good Friday a Myth? “Good Friday? What’s the difference between Good Friday and a fairytale?” Imagine a skeptical relative asked you this question at a family gathering. I know–Awkward. But really, what would you say? Something similar happened to me when I was a teenager. But what was odd about it was that this […]

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