Posts Tagged ‘resurrection’

Dr. William Lane Craig of Reasonable Faith, Houston Baptist University, and Biola University, has just released his new videos on the resurrection.  Share them on social media:

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?: The Facts


Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?: The Explanation


There are some great resources on the evidence for the resurrection in addition to these videos.  Check them out when you get a chance:

Other Resources:


1. My Apologetics Quick Guide video:


2. Dr. Craig’s lecture at the Southhampton, England “BeThinking” Conference:


3. Impact360’s animated video on the resurrection:



“Jesus’ Resurrection” by William Lane Craig at

“The Case for Christ’s Resurrection” by Gary Habermas in To Everyone an Answer

The Resurrection of Jesus” by William Lane Craig at

The Argument from Miracles: A Cumulative Case for the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth” by Timothy and Lydia McGrew


Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? William Lane Craig (Impact 360 Institute, 2014)

The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach, Michael R. Licona (IVP Academic, 2010)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, by Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona (Kregel, 2004)

The Resurrection of God Incarnate, Richard Swinburne (Oxford Univ. Press, 2003)

The Resurrection of the Son of God, N. T. Wright (Fortress Press, 2003)




Impact 360 Institute, which runs a gap year program and a two week worldview and leadership camp called Immersion, has released a short animated video on the resurrection.

This is part of an online course they are offering ($39.99) titled Explore the Resurrection.  This looks really good.  9 sessions, just over 2 hours, with leading scholars such as John Lennox, William Lane Craig, Sean McDowell and Michael Licona.  Fully mobile with interactive review questions.  They put some real effort into this.  Definitely worth a look.

They have two free course on How to Questions the Bible and Keep Your Faith and Same Sex Marriage: What Now?  Good things are happening over at Impact 360 lead by Jonathan Morrow.  Morrow has written several good books:

Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority and Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower’s Guide for the Journey and co-authored Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by New Atheists with Sean McDowell.



Posted: February 23, 2016 in Apologetics, Uncategorized
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A new movie has come out this past weekend that is worth seeing.  Risen, released in theaters Feb 19, is “the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.”

Here is the trailer:


Several reviews have positively praised Risen:

“Risen: An Unpredictable Hollywood Detective Thriller” by Brian Godawa

A detective thriller about a Roman Tribune charged with the task of finding the body of Jesus Christ in order to stop an uprising after he is declared risen from the dead.

. . .

Risen is an honest and truthful portrayal of a skeptical mind approaching the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

And it is a fantastic story. It is an authentic fresh take on the Gospel from the unique perspective of an unbeliever.

Great writing, unpredictable story, strong acting, truthful and honest portrayal. Riveting drama.

Wow.  That is high praise from Brian Godawa, who is a screenwriter and very critical of Christian movies that come out that are cheesy or not true to the bible.

“3 Things I Liked about the Risen Movie” by Sean McDowell

Since the release of The Passion, faith-based films have been coming out from Hollywood at an increased rate. On the one hand, faith-based films are often cheesy and unrealistic. On the other hand, many lose the spirit of the original story and are utterly inaccurate (Noah, anyone?).

With a bit of hesitancy, my wife and I went to see Risen last night. All things considered, we were both pleasantly surprised!

“Film review: Risen” by Ed Morrissey

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Risen is a very good film. It has excellent production values, talent on both sides of the camera, and makes the most of a somewhat unconventional approach (at least these days) to Biblical filmmaking. And best of all, it works.

Risen Bring New Life to Bible Movies” by Ryan Duncan

This tale of faith and redemption marks a new chapter for biblical epics. While not perfect, Risen still delivers one of the best portrayals of Christ’s death and resurrection to date, as we witness the events from the eyes of a pagan outsider. 4 out of 5.

I think this one should be on our shortlist to see.


Former Atheists Speak: 44 Quotes by James Bishop at Historical Jesus Studies.  Bishop spent two years or so compiling these quotes from former atheists.

Who Created God? Objection by Inspiring Philosophy.  This is a great, quick video to one of the worst objections to the Cosmological Argument for God’s existence:  If God created the universe, what created God?  Watch this five minute video for a clear response to this tired, overused objection:

Evidence for the Resurrection Video – I got this Facebook message a couple of days ago from Clint who filmed the lecture on the resurrection that I posted a couple of weeks back.  It was very encouraging.  Below the FB message is the video.

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Here is a presentation I did in April at the University of Texas at Dallas on the evidence for the resurrection.

What if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead? – Great cartoon on what if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead.  Click on the picture below:


1Resurrection-HeaderHere are some  recommended articles around the internet particularly on the Resurrection given that it is Easter week:

“A Look at the Evidence for the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus” by Eric Chabot at Thinking Apologetics.

“Equipped Vol. 1, No. 3 “Evidence for the Resurrection” by Christian Apologetics Alliance.  Whole online journal dedicated to the topic of the resurrection.

“The Commitment of the Apostles Confirms the Truth of the Resurrection” by J. Warner Wallace at Cold-Case Christianity.

Have a celebratory Easter.