The irrational basis of Christian faith: The Resurrection Experience (Part3of3)

Does seeing ghosts make them real? The power of experience Experience is a powerful force and can be used to validate science. For instance, science can tell us why a stove is hot and we can believe it intellectually; however, when we touch the stove, experience corroborates why we know to be true. Religious experienceContinue reading “The irrational basis of Christian faith: The Resurrection Experience (Part3of3)”

The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 6: The Crucifixion)

43”He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ “ (Matthew 27:43) “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” (Matthew 27:46b) Hanging on the cross naked and confused, Jesus is tormented by the reality of the moment. He is dying andContinue reading “The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 6: The Crucifixion)”

The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 2: The Triumphal Entry)

This article describes Jesus public declaration of his messiahship and coming of the kingdom. The king had arrived! 1”As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there,Continue reading “The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 2: The Triumphal Entry)”

The “other” Jesus: A tale of two Jesuses

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) Hanging on the cross naked and confused Jesus uttered perhaps his most honest and revealing words. Quoting from Psalm 22:1, Jesus came to the stark realization his Messianic dreams would die with him on the cross. Up to this point, the events of theContinue reading “The “other” Jesus: A tale of two Jesuses”