Note: If you want to read a correction of historical misconceptions of Christianity before reading this series, click here. Monte Cassino today, the mother monastery of the Benedictine order When it comes to the importance of Christianity to the history of humanity, “indispensable” is the right word to use here. Its contributions to the world… Continue reading Christianity: Builder of Western Civilization (Part 1 of 4)
What the world would look like without Christianity according to the TV series Family Guy (season 8, episode 1) -- an example of bad history being promoted in popular culture. Among historians, the idea that the Church suppressed science in the Middle Ages has been long debunked. Popular culture (Hollywood, Netflix, popular personalities, the media… Continue reading Correcting Historical Misconceptions Against Christianity
A dive into Christian history reveals a rich miracle tradition. From the ministry of Jesus to the succeeding apostolic age, and down the centuries to the present day, miracles have always been present. They are signs that God is truly with us -- that He loves us, cares about us and is with us always… Continue reading Stunning: Christian Miraculous Healings
“Even the most skeptical critics cannot deny that the historical Jesus carried out a ministry of miracle-working and exorcism.” - William Lane Craig This may come as a surprise to you but there is a virtual consensus among contemporary scholars, including skeptical scholars, that the historical Jesus was a miracle worker -- particularly, that he… Continue reading Is there any evidence for Jesus’ miracles? Yes, a whole darn lot!
The crucifixion of St. Peter under Nero (64 - 68 AD) To return to part 2 of this series, click here. III. Considering The Explanations Having established the historicity of the four events: Jesus’ death by crucifixion, the disciple’s sincere belief in Jesus’ post-mortem appearances, the empty tomb, and the origin of the Christian faith,… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 3 of 3)
To return to part 1 of this series, click here. C. The empty tomb The third event to be examined in our historical examination is the empty tomb. That Jesus’ tomb was found empty shortly after his death is recognized by the majority of scholars. There are eight arguments supporting this event’s historicity. 1.… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 2 of 3)
I. Introduction Christianity is a religion that is deeply rooted in history, and at its heart is the resurrection -- an event proclaimed by Jesus’ disciples, who claimed that he appeared to them shortly after his death. The resurrection is the bedrock of the Christian faith. If the resurrection did not happen, then Christianity is… Continue reading The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection (Part 1 of 3)
I. Online Bishop Barron (theology, history, and culture)Pints With Aquinas (philosophy, theology, spirituality, and culture)Breaking In The Habit (apologetics, theology, and history)The Council of Trent (rebuttal videos)Mike Licona (historical evidence for the resurrection, reliability of the gospels, and NT scholarship). InspiringPhilosophy (apologetics, philosophy, science, history, etc)Capturing Christianity (apologetics, philosophy, history and debates)Testify (New Testament apologetics)Explore… Continue reading Recommended Sources on Christianity