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?
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?
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?
Was the empty tomb the result of a malicious or crafty theft? Can this popular argument explain the rise of the Resurrection belief?
Could the empty tomb of the Gospels be the result of an unfortunate mistake? Perhaps Jesus’s burial in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea was merely temporary?
Why do female witnesses serve as powerful evidence for the existence of the empty tomb?
Is the empty tomb a believable piece of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Is there any reason to believe that the empty tomb is historical?
The final piece of the minium facts approach details the conversion of Jesus’ unbelieving brother, James. Why is this such an important piece of evidence and why should we believe it’s true?