Is Jesus a Failed Apocalyptic Prophet?

New Testament critics claim Jesus is a failed apocalyptic prophet. He said he would return soon, but it’s been 2,000 years. But what did Jesus really say?

Ehrman vs. Ehrman: Who is the Son of Man?

I’m confused. In a recent interview with Alex O’Connor, formerly known as the “Cosmic Skeptic,” critical New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman made a startling claim about a beloved Bible story where Jesus forgives sins and heals a paralytic man (Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26). In this narrative, a paralytic man sought Jesus for physical […]

All Rise: Asked and Answered! Bill Maher Claims Jesus Is Based on Pagan Myths

By now everyone has heard some version of “Jesus is based on [enter ancient deity here].” But these claims were debunked for nearly a century before being resurrected recently. And now, because overwhelming evidence debunked the older claims, new proponents have suggested different deities as the template for Jesus. Are these new claims any more […]

Not So Fast, Bart Ehrman: Jesus and Peregrinus, twinsies?

Is there anything worse than being unoriginal? Our culture has been cultivating the image of the ultimate free spirit over many decades now: the rugged individuals, taking on the world by themselves. The mavericks. The influencers. Who recalls the famous scene from Good Will Hunting where Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon, must defend the […]

All Rise: A Lawyer’s Case for the Resurrection, Part 2

This episode continues to discuss the CASE acronym, specifically the S and the E to establish the case that Jesus rose from the dead. We discuss the burden of proof once again, and how the Christian can meet the burden and then shift it onto the skeptic to try to explain what happened to Jesus.

All Rise: A Lawyer’s Case for the Resurrection, Part 1

This episode explains the differences between “circumstantial evidence” and “direct evidence.” It includes Abdu’s “CASE” acronym setting out four key facts about the historical Jesus that the vast majority of scholars agree on. Abdu argues that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead best explains the facts.