Comedy of Errors: 1988 C14 Dating of the Shroud of Turin

“It’s a well-known fact that scientists can produce whatever result they want. If you believe that passionately in something, you can steer the results. My God, we’ve all been guilty of that.” – Physicist Harry Gove, who was involved in carbon dating the Shroud of Turin in 1988 On September 22, 1988, the New York …

A Reconciliation of the 4 Empty Tomb Accounts in the Gospels

Some have claimed that Jesus' empty tomb accounts by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are contradictory and impossible to reconcile. Yet such claims are riddled with underlying assumptions that are not given in the text, such as the women visited the empty tomb only once or they traveled in a pack and never separated from …

Should the Longer Ending of Mark be in the Gospels?

People have contested whether Mark 16:9-20 should be included in Mark's Gospel by noting its exclusion by the Codex Vaticanus and the Codex Sinaiticus, which were assembled in the 4th century A.D. However, we have multiple attestations to inclusion in earlier texts. People have fought against one another on inclusion or exclusion for the past …

Are the Synoptics in Conflict with John on Jesus’ Crucifixion Timing? No! Sorry Bart Ehrman…

I recently listened to a debate between Bart Ehrman and Mike Licona where Ehrman claimed the Synoptic Gospels contradict the Gospel of John on the timing of Jesus' crucifixion. He is incorrect, so below I have explained why. I have also made this response into a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-DWEwfb_Q0&t=51s. It was a dark day when Jesus …

Did the Author of Mark NOT Believe in Jesus’ Divinity?

The original version of the Gospel of Mark may have ended at Mark 16:8. This point is not disputed by Christians as multiple versions in English of Mark’s Gospel explicitly state that the earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9-20. Atheists use this point to claim the author of Mark …

A Rebuttal to Bart Ehrman’s “Misquoting Jesus”

Bart Ehrman’s book “Misquoting Jesus” has been a New York Times bestseller since its publication in 2005, which William Lane Craig has indicated has caused enormous doubt within the lay Christian community about whether our New Testament should be considered valid. The intention of the present article is to offer an overview of several key …