Can We Trust the Gospels?: An Interview with Dr. Peter J. Williams

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The Gospels portray the most famous and influential figure in all of human history – Jesus of Nazareth. Billions worship him as the unique Son of God. Even those who do not worship him still consider him to be an important moral teacher. But what reason do we have to trust the Gospels? Andy had an opportunity to sit down …

Based on a True Story (Pt. 2)

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Luke’s nativity account is perhaps the most detailed one out of the four gospels. He mentions names of people and places in order to situate the reader. But was Luke reliable as a historian? There are apparent problems, such as when the census took place, whether and when Quirinius was governor in Judea, whether people actually traveled to their families’ …

Based on a True Story (Pt. 1)

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We are all familiar with the nativity story. The message behind it is wonderful; God broke into human history as a helpless babe to wage war against evil so that he might, out of the riches of his grace, rescue the very rebels who spit in his face. As with most aspects of the Bible, however, there are skeptics who …

The Case Against Christ: A Critical Review

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In his book, The Case against Christ, Matthew McCormick, suggests various ways in which God could have/should have provided better evidence for the miraculous, especially the resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ (chapter 8). About his criteria he writes, “The problem is that as far as we can determine, not a single alleged religious miracle in all of human history …

Why Maclean’s should be ashamed of their Easter article on Jesus

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Easter is just around the corner. That means lots of silly articles and Internet memes popping up all over the place. Maclean’s, one of the best-known magazines in Canada, released an article casting doubt on the existence of Jesus of Nazareth as a historical figure. (Read this accompanying blog article by Andy Steiger.) Andy, Steve, and Chris offer their passionate …