Jesus: Lord or Legend

Was Jesus “Crazy”?

Category:
Tags: ,
Topics: ,

Article by Dan Kent “Do you believe I’m the messiah,” the man asked, in a voice that was part tenor, part nasal-congestion. He was rubbing his robe collar between his thumb and index finger. This…

Read Post

Is Jesus Really God?

Category:
Tags: , , , , ,
Topics: ,

While it is true that Jesus Himself never comes out and explicitly says He is God in the Gospels, He is everywhere portrayed in terms that lead us to conclude to the same thing. He…

Read Post

Are the Gospels Historical Fiction?

Category:
Tags: , , , ,
Topics: ,

Some scholars today argue that the stories recorded in the Gospels are actually intentional fabrication. In essence, they argue that Mark took Paul’s theology and robed the story of Jesus in a fictitious historical narrative….

Read Post

Isn’t it contradictory to say Jesus is “fully God” and “fully human”?

Category:
Tags: , , ,
Topics: ,

READER: God is, by definition, eternal, having neither beginning nor end. Human beings are, by definition, finite, beginning at a certain point in time. How, then, can Jesus be both God (eternal) and human (finite)?…

Read Post

What makes the claim that Jesus rose from the dead unique?

Category:
Tags: ,
Topics:

Question: What makes the story of Jesus’ resurrection different from other pagan resurrection stories, such as those surrounding the Egyptian god Osiris? Answer: In Lord or Legend? (and more academically, The Jesus Legend), Paul Eddy…

Read Post

The Lord of Legend and Love

Category:
Tags: , ,
Topics:

However secularized a person may be, if they have any sense at all that life has a meaning, they know it must have something to do with love. Indeed, one could argue that all of…

Read Post

Jesus: True Myth and True History

Category:
Tags: , ,
Topics:

Though the Jesus story gives us every reason to believe it is substantially rooted in history, it has a curious, and fascinating, relationship with myth and legend. The story of God coming to earth, being…

Read Post

Naturalism and the Historical Jesus

Category:
Tags: , , , ,
Topics:

The quest for a “merely human” Jesus The various radical views of Jesus now being advocated by certain scholars and propagated through the press are buttressed by a number of different historical arguments. Some argue,…

Read Post

Twenty Arguments Against Cameron’s “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”

Category:
Tags: , , , ,
Topics:

On March 4th, 2007, the Discovery Channel aired James Cameron’s much celebrated documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” The documentary basically gives a new spin on an old discovery. In 1980, a first century tomb…

Read Post

Finding an Alternative Jesus

Category:
Tags: , ,
Topics:

The “Newly Discovered” Jesus One of the most common, and most disturbing, refrains heard in the media’s coverage of contemporary radical views of Christ is that New Testament scholars have recently “discovered” new sources of…

Read Post

The Jesus Seminar and the Reliability of the Gospels

Category:
Tags: , , , ,
Topics:

The Jesus Seminar The primary driving force behind the popular media’s present preoccupation with liberal views of Jesus has been the Jesus Seminar. This Seminar, first convened in 1985 by Robert Funk, is a gathering…

Read Post

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Category:
Tags: , ,
Topics:

Trying to get around the Resurrection While Jesus’ life, claims, and miraculous ministry set him far apart from all other human beings, it is his resurrection more than anything else that stamps him as the…

Read Post

Is Jesus Unique?

Category:
Tags: , ,
Topics:

The Search for a Non-Unique Jesus Built into the naturalistic assumption that drives the liberal New Testament search for the “man behind the myth” is the notion that, whoever Jesus was, he cannot have been…

Read Post
Search Tips

Simple Search

Detailed Search

  • Category

  • Filter by Tag:

  • Show Only Posts Related to Verse:

  • Filter by Topic:

  • Clear all filters