Differing Resurrection Accounts and No Resurrection in Mark’s Gospel?

An objection I hear quite frequently from skeptics is that there is no resurrection account found in the Gospel of Mark. Honestly, I’ve always found this objection to the resurrection puzzling because more or less the Gospel of Mark in the first eight verses has the essential circumstantial evidence of the tomb of Jesus being …

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God The Father; not Mother

Generally, I have been posting on Wednesday's but due to Christmas, I have posted this here on Monday. The simplest explanation on why we pray Our Father and not Our Mother is because it's been revealed to us in Holy Scripture that God should be referred to as Our Father. Benedict XVI writes, "God is …

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Pt. 3 C.S. Lewis’ Trilemma: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord.

Perhaps one of the most convincing arguments made by Bart Ehrman due to an emotional connection in recent Christian memory is the attempt to dispel the historicity of the gospels by challenging C.S. Lewis' trilemma proposition on Jesus Christ. Ehrman writes, “I had come to see that very premise of Lewis’ argument was flawed. The …

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Pt. 2 Bart Ehrman and Incoherent Gospels?

*NOTE: When I originally wrote these words, I was of the opinion of Markan priority for the Gospels. At the present moment, due to stumbling on the work of William R. Farmer and his book The Synoptic Problem, I am reconsidering Matthean priority.* The scholarly consensus dates Mark as the earliest canonical Gospel to be written …

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A Historiographical Critique of Modern Biblical Skepticism Pt. 1

The goal of this post is not to delve deep within a philosophical discourse or theological treatise, but rather to examine some critical ideas within Christian historical and theological thought to fully flesh out the context of the narrative of Jesus Christ in history. The thesis discussed is whether the narratives are historic in their …

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What Happens When Youtube Theologians Make Historic claims?

I'm curious when clerics or theologians make authoritative historical arguments what exactly are their credentials to make these historic claims? Perhaps, Fr. Casey has a degree in History; however, by the video, his presentation appears second hand. Fr. Casey even presents the 600,000 men argument against the Exodus narrative, which as someone trained as a …

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A Return of Authentic and Faithful Biblical Scholarship

Bible Scholar and Skeptic Bart Ehrman argues that the Gospels have been altered so much that they cannot be viewed as history,  Ehrman explains, “The authors too were human beings with needs, beliefs, worldview, opinions, loves, hates, longings, desires, situations, problems—surely all these affected what they wrote…” (Ramage, Jesus, Interpreted, 104). One of the pieces …

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