Deliberations LIVE! with Bob Rucker

Abdu chats with Bob Rucker on the Shroud of Turin to clear up many misconceptions about the legitimacy of the Shroud, especially its carbon-dating to the middle ages.

Arise, Hope

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. -Vladimir Nabakov[i]     Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home,— Lead thou me on! […]

Deliberations LIVE! Ep. 4

In this episode, Abdu and Derek respond to questions about the most recent episode of All Rise, “Objection! The Bible is Sexist! Part 2.” And since it Holy Week, they also discuss some oft-overlooked details concerning the women who stayed by Jesus’s side during the crucifixion and showed up again on Sunday morning to meet […]

All Rise: Expert Witness Gary Habermas is Questioned About the Shroud of Turin

In this episode, our expert witness, New Testament scholar and resurrection expert Gary Habermas, is called to the stand to discuss the surprising findings and promise of the Shroud of Turin, a burial cloth shrouded in mystery for centuries. Is this evidence of Jesus’s resurrection? If so, how so? If not, why not?

All Rise: Objection! “Jesus May Not Have Actually Died”

One explanation of what happened to Jesus is that he didn’t rise from the dead, because he never actually died. Instead, some say he “swooned” so that it seemed like he was dead but he was actually entombed alive. In this episode, Abdu looks at how expert medical testimony establishes that Jesus did in fact […]

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.