Category Archives: Dating Texts & Events

The many sins of Newsweek’s expose on the Bible (COMMENTARY) – Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor, writing for the Religion News Service, adds his critique of Newsweek’s recent article on the Bible to others about which I’ve posted.  He closes with this: If Eichenwald wants to engage his subject matter with the true intellectual … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift from the Mainstream Media: Newsweek Takes a Desperate Swipe at the Integrity of the Bible (Part 2) | Canon Fodder

Here’s how Michael Kruger begins “Part Two” of his critique of Newsweek’s “hit piece” on the Bible. On Christmas Eve, I wrote part one of my review of Kurt Eichenwald’s piece, and highlighted not only the substantive and inexcusable litany … Continue reading

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Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin – Albert Mohler

Al Mohler joins with Michael Kruger and Daniel Wallace to create a chorus of criticism for Newsweek and its writer Kurt Eichenwald and their cover story “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” (8 min read; 2,083 words) Newsweek on … Continue reading

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Predictable Christmas fare: Newsweek’s Tirade against the Bible | Daniel B. Wallace

Yesterday I drew attention to Michael Kruger’s scathing criticism of Newsweek’s recent major misrepresentation of the Bible.  Another New Testament scholar, Daniel Wallace was similarly incensed. Dan Wallace concludes his critique with this: I applaud Kurt Eichenwald for stirring up … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger Addresses Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek

On December 23, 2014, Newsweek published a 9,000-word cover-story by Kurt Eichenwald titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”  Professor Michael J. Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte gives it its due this first installment of a response. … Continue reading

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“Jesus of Testimony” – New Documentary Testifies to the Historicity of Jesus Christ

First below, I’ve posted the trailer (3:34) for this new documentary, and then the documentary (2:14:34) itself. Jesus Of Testimony Trailer from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. Jesus Of Testimony from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. With Easter approaching, this is the … Continue reading

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Five proofs that the Old Testament is not mythology by Joel Furches

This is an excellent and substantive article, which begins: While far from universally accepted, even the most strident critic must admit that the Christian New Testament has a great deal of historical relevance. It is correlated in numerous areas by … Continue reading

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Larry Hurtado on Getting Some Perspective about the Historical Jesus

Larry Hurtado demonstrates by comparison with Buddha how much we actually do know about Jesus of Nazareth. On Getting Some Perspective: The “Historical Buddha” | Larry Hurtado’s Blog.

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Peter J. Williams Lectures on the Historical Reliability of the Gospel Narratives

Peter J. Williams lectures on the historical reliability of the gospel narratives | Wintery Knight. I have previously linked to this lecture by Peter Williams.  Nevertheless I’m posting this link to Wintery Knight as well because it adds a link … Continue reading

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Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

J. Warner Wallace is a homicide detective who has worked cold cases.  He provides his analysis on the Gospels on his web site Cold Case Christianity.  Recently, he posted this video where he talks about the Gospels as eyewitness accounts. … Continue reading

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