Tag Archives: Resurrection of Jesus

More of the Same: Eric Bess Reviews Sean McDowell’s “The Fate of the Apostles”

Below is a guest post by my friend Eric Bess, in which he reviews Christian apologist Sean McDowell’s book The Fate of the Apostles: Examining the Martyrdom Accounts of the Closest Followers of Jesus. McDowell defends the apostolic martyrdom argument for the resurrection, … Continue reading

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Griffin Beak, Mermaid Fin, and Dragon Blood Soup

[This article has been revised and published on the Secular Web, and can be accessed here. Since this is an earlier version, please consult the published version first if you wish to provide any feedback about this article.] Occasionally apologists … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15 and the “500 Witnesses”

A common slogan in apologetic circles is to claim that the resurrected Jesus appeared to a whole crowd of 500 witnesses, who saw Jesus “at the same time,” and who thus could not have been simultaneously hallucinating or mistaking their … Continue reading

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Objection! The Resurrection of Jesus Is Not a Court Case

A longstanding trend and slogan in apologetics is to frame the divinity and resurrection of Jesus as a court case. Well-published authors popularizing this comparison include Josh McDowell in Evidence That Demands A Verdict (rebutted here) and Lee Strobel in The Case for … Continue reading

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March to Martyrdom! (Down the Yellow Brick Road…)

Who among us hath not heard the old drum that the apostles and earliest followers of Jesus would not have been willing to die for their beliefs, if they knew that the resurrection had been a lie? Since we know that the … Continue reading

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