Join Dr. Brown for an interview with Michael Licona that looks at the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection, and then take a look at what our lives are saying about what we believe.
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: The New Testament teaches about it; the hymn writers sing about it; we have experienced the reality of it; He indeed is risen, He is not among the dead, He is among the living. He has conquered death, and He will reign forever and ever. Let us worship at the feet of the resurrected king, Jesus the Messiah and Lord!
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Don’t lower the standard of God and of truth to where you are; set the bar where God sets it, and by His grace let Him lift you up to be more than a conqueror, more than an overcomer. With Him, through Him, you can do it.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1961, Mike became a Christian at the age of 10 and grew up in a Christian home. He attended Liberty University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (Saxophone). During his undergraduate studies, he had a strong desire to know God, devoting himself to studying the Bible daily. He decided to learn Koine Greek in order to read the New Testament in its original language and later completed a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies.
Toward the end of his graduate work in 1985, Mike began to question the veracity of his faith and wondered if there was any evidence to support it. He decided not to go into Christian ministry at that time. Finding answers to his questions consumed him and he almost jettisoned his faith. He investigated the evidence for Christianity and a number of other major world religions . . .
How Saved Are We? by Dr. Brown: This unsettling book challenges us to ask ourselves what kind of born-again experience we have had if it calls for almost no personal sacrifice, produces virtually no separation from the world, and breeds practically no hatred of sin.
The Bible: Embarrassing and True (Pt. 2) online article by Frank Turek:
Do the New Testament documents tell the truth about what really happened in the first century? As I wrote in my last column, authors claiming to write history are unlikely to invent embarrassing details about themselves or their heroes. Since the New Testament documents are filled with embarrassing details, we can be reasonably certain that they are telling the truth.
Notice that the disciples frequently depict themselves as dimwits. They fail to understand what Jesus is saying several times, and don’t understand what his mission is about until after the resurrection. Their thick-headedness even earns their leader, Peter, the sternest rebuke from Jesus: “Get behind me Satan!” (What great press the disciples provided for their leader and first Pope! Contrary to popular opinion, it seems the church really didn’t have editorial control of the scriptures after all.) […]