What is so good about Good Friday?

Thinking about where we got the name “Good Friday”? There are still theories out there as to why this day is called Good Friday. Some believe that there is something good about it. Or it was commonly called “God’s Friday” (speculative etymology). Lastly, and most likely, in antiquity “good” is synonymous with “holy”. For more … Continue reading What is so good about Good Friday?

The Meaning of the Resurrection of the Son of God

The last few weeks I have written on some of the apologetical reasons for the resurrection of Jesus. This 7th Sunday of Easter I focus on the meaning of the resurrection. Acts 9:20 says that after Paul was converted he proclaimed “He is the Son of God.” What is the significance of this title? What … Continue reading The Meaning of the Resurrection of the Son of God

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (5)

This sixth Sunday of Easter we continue looking into the resurrection. In the previous essay it was established that the Apostle Paul was a skeptic who changed his life because he claimed to have experienced the risen Jesus. This week we look at two facts: The skeptical James, brother of Jesus, was suddenly changed and … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (5)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (4)

This fifth Sunday of Easter we continue looking into the resurrection. In the previous essay it was established that the disciples and others claimed to have seen the risen Jesus. This week we look to another claim that has consensus from scholars: A key persecutor of the Church (Saul of Tarsus) was suddenly changed and … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (4)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (3)

This 4th Sunday of Easter we continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord from the grave. In this second essay we focus on a claim that has shared consensus: Shortly after Jesus’ death, a number of his followers had experiences that allowed them to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead and appeared … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (3)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (2)

This 3rd Sunday of Easter we continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord from the grave. In this second essay we focus on a claim that has shared consensus: Jesus of Nazareth died by crucifixion. Death by crucifixion was a common form employed by Romans to execute common criminals. Dr. Michael Licona’s 700+ page … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (2)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

We enter the second Sunday of Easter and it is fitting to discuss the Resurrection. Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus for good reason, since Jesus has risen we are no longer in our sins. However, not everyone believes the resurrection of Jesus is a fact which is sad. Are Christians missing the boat on … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus