Archaeological and other investigations continue to throw light on the history surrounding Jesus. Here begins a series of posts where I look at some of the latest information.
The resurrection of Jesus is the core of christianity yet an unbelievable miracle to many. How does a historian analyse the evidence?
A lot of things are written about Jesus, by believers, sceptics and everyone in between. But what do the expert historians say? There is a difference between facts and belief. In this post I am examining what those who have studied the matter have concluded. It is likely more than most sceptics want to believe […]
What is the difference between facts and belief, and how do they both relate to the historial Jesus?
A few wry observations about what people look for on “Is there a God?” and how I try to keep the customer satisfied.
Historians ask who wrote the New Testament books, when they wrote them, and why, to help make judgments about their accuracy. A new book examines this.
How do we know the truth about Jesus? If the evidence isn’t as clear as scientific evidence, should we believe it?
In almost 60 years as a believer, I have had times of faith and times of doubt. So why do I keep on believing in Jesus and trying to follow his teachings?
Can we judge a belief by how much it benefits or hurts the human race? If so, how does christianity measure up?
The Old Testament is a strange book – well a collection of dozens of books actually. How can any twenty-first century person understand it? Can any thoughtful person really believe all of it? What do the experts say? These are questions I have grappled with for much of my life. I feel, finally, I have […]