What kind of servant are we to Christ? What do our works really accomplish?
Could the ethics of the Christian faith be yet another obstacle it had to overcome in the ancient world?
The ancients didn’t take too fondly to the new religion, but what often goes without being said is that the new religion was rejected, in part, on account of its very novelty.
How could the place of Christ’s birth be a valuable piece of evidence for the historicity of His resurrection?
How does the humility of Jesus play a role in our investigation of His resurrection? Why should we consider it an exemplary piece of evidence?Continue reading “The Social Factor: The Ethical Association”
How was the crucifixion of Jesus Christ looked upon in the 1st century?
Was the Christian movement well received and respected by its social peers? If not, how did it survive?
What purpose did Paul have in mentioning the 500 witnesses in 1 Corinthians 15? Do we have any reason to believe these people ever existed?
If Jesus teaches that a house divided against itself cannot stand, how can the non-believers mention Matthew 17:22 perform miracles and cast out demons?
Could the rise of Christianity be explained by a supposed evil twin who had impersonated Jesus following His crucifixion? Is this a viable theory or a disastrous rationale?
Can the rise of Christianity be explained by the occurrence of hallucinations? Were the disciples only seeing things that weren’t really there?
Can the rise of Christianity be explained by the spread of a lie? Is the Christian faith nothing more than an elaborate conspiracy?
Is it better to be joyful or filled with sorrow? How do we reconcile these two verses?
How do we explain the rise of Christianity? Was it a hoax perpetrated by the disciples or the persuasive charms of a charismatic leader?
Were there really guards set to watch the tomb of Jesus or was their existence invented as a cover-up?