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A Youtube Playlist Featuring 8 Excellent Videos Explaining Easter

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Easter is so much more than bunnies, colored eggs, and jelly beans. Indeed, there is a much better name for this wonderful holiday—Resurrection Day. That's because the main focus of it is new life and victory over death accomplished by one particular figure of history who is famous for this. But of course there had to be a death before there could be a victory over it. The editors of Tao and Tawheed have produced this series of talks on the subject to capture the important events and details of this historical narrative from the four gospels of the New Testament. Its presenters include Ben EdwardsIsmail NemrWissam Yousif and Eddie Yousif (together), Steve SchlichterJon and Jayne Frazier (together)Jeff DavisScott Cherry, and UMD student Christian Ledford.

  • 15 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 168
  • Comments: 1

How the resurrection is made compelling by beauty, coherence and historical evidence

  • 11 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 57
  • Comments: 0

What is confirmed by even the most skeptical skeptics using modern historical methodology? 12 Non-Negotiable Facts About the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary Habermaas

Was the resurrection of Jesus a real historical event? Can we analyze it by the same criteria as other historical events? Dr. Gary Habermas has coined a method to validate the resurrection of Jesus called the Minimal Facts approach to the resurrection. These facts are used by Habermas for three main reasons:

  1. The vast majority of scholars accepts these facts as historical.
  2. They are well-established as solid facts by the historical method.
  3. The only explanation that can account for the existence of all these facts is the bodily resurrection of Jesus.

Here are just four of them, below. The rest can be found here: 12 Facts of the Resurrection

  1. Jesus died by Roman crucifixion.
  2. He was buried, most likely in a private tomb.
  3. Soon afterward, the disciples were discouraged, bereaved, and despondent, having lost hope.
  4. Jesus’ tomb was found empty very soon after his interment.

 

  • 11 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 0
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Do the Narratives of Jesus's Resurrection conflict?

Dan Barker, many years ago issues a challenge to Christians to take the 4 gospels and build a reasonable narrative of them. Presumably, he feels it is difficult, when in fact, the 4 gospels harmonize nicely without adding any commentary at all. 

The conditions of the challenge are simple and reasonable. In each of the four Gospels, begin at Easter morning and read to the end of the book: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20-21. Also read Acts 1:3-12 and Paul's tiny version of the story in I Corinthians 15:3-8. These 165 verses can be read in a few moments. Then, without omitting a single detail from these separate accounts, write a simple, chronological narrative of the events between the resurrection and the ascension: what happened first, second, and so on; who said what, when; and where these things happened. ...His premise is that the gospels contradict and cannot be reconciled. 

The Search for the Missing Corpse

In 33 AD, Palestine was the Roman name for the geographical region encompassing Judea and Galilee at that time over which the Romans were firmly in control of their Jewish and other Levantine subjects. I call this a CSI story because it focuses on the human capacity and function of forensic reason that is required to solve perplexing crimes such as some murders, abductions and others are. Based on actual historical events of the early first century and documented by histor- ians of the day, that's the kind of story this is. It masterfully depicts the reality of worldview presuppositions at work, and the application of both inductive and deductive reason that are unavoidably relied upon to unravel mysteries of this nature within the complex Judeo-Roman milieu.

  • 10 April 2019
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 54
  • Comments: 0
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