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Failed Prophecy: Psalm 22

Baptism of Jesus

Apologists claim hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus, and this psalm is one of the most popular. With a little poking, however, the claim that it predicted the crucifixion unravels. [Read more...]

500 Eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ? 9 Reasons Why It’s Not Likely.

1 Corinthians Paul epistle 500 eyewitnesses

The apostle Paul claims that 500 people saw Jesus alive after his crucifixion. This claim is popular among apologists who imagine this as strong evidence that the crucifixion is historical. However, this argument crumbles under scrutiny. [Read more...]

Women at the Tomb Are Weak Evidence for the Resurrection

Resurrection Easter Women

Apologists love to bring up the women at the tomb. Women weren’t reliable witnesses in Jewish culture at the time, so why would the gospel authors place them there if the story weren’t true? But the story unravels with a little scrutiny. [Read more...]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

Nailed hand

The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more...]

Contradictions in the Resurrection Account

This giant Swiss Army knife sets a record, but it’s a cumbersome kludge.

How many days did Jesus teach after his resurrection? Was it 40 days as Acts says or less than one as Luke says? Matthew writes about an earthquake that opened graves and sent reanimated corpses walking around Jerusalem. Why didn’t the other gospels write about this remarkable event? These and many more contradictions make us wonder if the gospel account is history or merely legend. [Read more...]

Movie Review: “Heaven Is for Real”

Heaven is for real movie

It’s almost Easter, a good time to launch a movie about a boy who visits heaven and sits on Jesus’s lap. [Read more...]

Jesus: Just One More Dying and Rising Savior

Easter

Mythology has many precedents to the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Christian apologists want to pretend they don’t exist. Take a look. [Read more...]

Ray Comfort Says What Needs to Be Said

Ray Comfort Armageddon Apocalypse

Let’s conclude Ray Comfort’s list of clues that we’re in the end times to see if he’s onto something. Or smoking something. [Read more...]

Tonight: the Beginning of the End?

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It’s time to check in with our friendly Doomsday prophets. Both John Hagee (the “four blood moons” guy) and Ray Comfort are convinced that our time is short. [Read more...]

Response to Lee Strobel’s “Five E’s of Evidence”

Case for Christ

Another apologist is convinced that he has a simple approach to the evidence for the gospel story. Let’s see if it’s convincing. [Read more...]

Computing the Probability of God

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Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely. [Read more...]

The Bible’s Dark Ages

Bible manuscript

What happened during the Bible’s Dark Ages, the period from the original documents to our oldest manuscripts? What kinds of monkey business happened during these centuries of turmoil in the early church? We have every reason to suspect that changes happened that we simply have no way of undoing. [Read more...]


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