Can Historians Even Talk About the Resurrection?

When it comes to studies of the historical Jesus, many historians end their inquiry at the crucifixion and burial. It is argued that the resurrection of Jesus is the topic for theologians and not historians. […]

The Dirty Little Secret About Dating the Gospels


There is some debate when it comes to the dating of the Gospels. Some would like to date the Gospels in the 50s or 60s. There are others who will argue vehemently that the earliest […]

Is the Telephone Game a Good Analogy for the Jesus Oral Traditions?

Most scholars are agreed that the traditions about Jesus were passed along as an oral tradition before being written down in the four Gospels. But what does that mean for their historical reliability? Some people […]

5 Books on the New Testament That I Recommend

New Testament

Although I love history, my formal training is in the area of the New Testament. I have come across some very helpful books over the years and I thought I would share what I think […]

Episode 6 – Jesus: Crucifixion and Resurrection


In this sixth episode of the History of Christianity, we take a look at Jesus as he enters Jerusalem, is arrested and crucified. We also look at the resurrection and why historians should discuss it. For More […]

Episode 5 – Jesus: The Ministry Years

In this fifth episode of the History of Christianity, we look at Jesus’s ministry before his entry into Jerusalem. Rather than recounting every event in the Gospels, we look at some of the major themes. For […]