How is it that one man—who possessed no political power, conquered no cities, and was publicly executed as a criminal—founded the largest and most persistent movement the world has ever seen? It all goes back to what happened on one fateful day: Easter Sunday. This week Kevin talks to Dr. Clay Jones, professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University.
Having grown up with an atheist father and an occultist mother, Dr. Jones knows well that religious beliefs cannot just be based on feelings. All religions make truth claims, and it is important to evaluate such claims in light of actual facts. Can the resurrection of Jesus Christ hold up to such an evaluation? What about the people who say that Jesus never even existed? Isn’t it more likely that the disciples hallucinated about seeing the risen Jesus than it is that he actually raised? Kevin and Dr. Jones answer these questions and others using historical data.
“And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” –1 Corinthians 15:14 (NIV)
This episode first aired on March 29th, 2015.