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Why the Gospel of Mark Is Likely NOT an Eyewitness Account

Martyrdom of Mark

How do we know that Mark wrote Mark? Why believe the claims that Mark documented eyewitness testimony–or that any of the gospels do? There is evidence, but it’s pretty flimsy. Here’s how apologists justify those claims. [Read more...]

What Did Paul Know About Jesus? Not Much.

Apostle Paul in primitive style

Sift through Paul’s writings, and you get very little of the biography of Jesus. What does this say about how the Jesus story grew over time? [Read more...]

Video: Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

They tell us that the gospels were written by eyewitnesses, or at least that they are eyewitness testimony. But how do we know that? This video approach to the question shows that the evidence is pretty flimsy. [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Just Say Nay to the Naysayer Hypothesis

Replica of German WW2 sign ("Attention: Mines")

We’re told that the gospel story must be true because, if it weren’t, eyewitnesses at the time would correct it. In fact, it doesn’t work that way. Here are 10 reasons why this naysayer hypothesis is nonsense. [Read more...]

Clueless John the Baptist

John the Baptist by Titian (1542)

Throughout the gospels we read snippets about John the Baptist. Put them all together, and you have a confused portrait. (Maybe the gospels shouldn’t be categorized as history.) [Read more...]

The Evolving Jesus Story

The gospel story grew with time, and the New Testament books themselves record this evolution. [Read more...]

Is Mark an Eyewitness Account?

How do we know that Mark wrote Mark? Why believe the claims that Mark documented eyewitness testimony? Or that any of the gospels do? There is evidence, but it’s pretty flimsy. Here’s how apologists justify those claims. [Read more...]

Contradictions in the Resurrection Account

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...]

Contradictions in the Resurrection Account

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...]


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