Monthly Archives: April 2011

“The Sacred Page” Compares Luke and Acts

The Sacred Page blog has begun a series of blog posts on Luke-Acts.  Three posts have been completed already, and they all testify well of these two great books of Scripture.  Here’s the first post in the series.

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Which Religions Have the Most Followers?

Joel Watts of Unsettled Christianity has posted Howard Steven Friedman’s list of the five religions that have the most adherents. Actually, what I’d be curious about is how many followers Jesus has.  Note that this is a very different question … Continue reading

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Gary Habermas on the Resurrection

Here’s Professor Gary Habermas giving scholarly support for the resurrection of Jesus Christ courtesy of a post from Nick Norelli.

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T.C. Robinson on the Scandal of the Cross

T.C. Robinson offers this post in defense of the scandal of the cross.  I share his zeal for maintaining our focus what what Christ suffered on our behalf.

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Mark Goodacre on the Horror of Crucifixion

Professor Mark Goodacre has posted this 13-minute podcast on the nature and usage of crucifixion as a means of execution in the Roman Empire.  It is not gruesome, but it does convey the degradation of those crucified – creating further … Continue reading

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Larry Hurtado on Crucifixion

I love this short post on crucifixion from Larry Hurtado’s blog. And here is perhaps my favorite part of it: It’s probably significant that Jesus alone was seized and crucified.  To crush a movement, governments often round up the circle … Continue reading

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Two Other Books About the Completed Second Coming

Readers of my blogs know that I have written Whatever Became of Jesus Christ? which is a biblical case for believing that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is fait accompli.  This expository book is summarized in the post Jesus Christ Has Already … Continue reading

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Was the New Testament Canon Settled by 150 A.D.?

David Trobisch in his book The First Edition of the New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2000, 175 pages) claims that the documents to be part of the New Testament were determined as early as the mid-2nd Century CE.  Contrary to the … Continue reading

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What Distinguished Jesus from the Other Messianic Candidates of His Time?

In the first part of this six-minute video clip, N.T. Wright explains what clearly distinguished Jesus from the would-be messiahs of His age: Resurrection! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVhgAiGihoA]

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