Today’s guest, Tricia Scribner, joins us to talk about apologetics and being a grandmama bear. We’ve celebrated Easter, and we continue to celebrate the Resurrection! Tricia and Amy talk about the historicity of the resurrection.
SUMMARY OF TOPICS DISCUSSED:
The Historicity of the Resurrection
• Minimal Facts Argument Overview
o Facts that virtually all scholars agree on
• Minimal Facts Requirements
o Has to be confirmed by several strong, independent arguments
o Has to be generally accepted by the majority of biblical scholars
• The Resurrection is of First Importance
A brief discussion of four minimal facts
1. Jesus was crucified and buried.
2. He was buried in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb.
3. The tomb was empty on Easter Sunday.
4. The disciples’ transformation from scared doubters to courageous believers.
Bottom line: There is no Christianity without the resurrection.
“If you don’t believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, you are not a Christian.” – Tricia
• Minimal Facts Argument
PEOPLE AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:
Link to the first podcast about the Resurrection with Tricia and Hillary
Gary Habermas, “The Minimal Facts Approach to the Resurrection of Jesus: The
Role of Methodology as a Crucial Component in Establishing
Historicity” (Summer 2012), Liberty University.
Mike Licona, “Minimal Facts & the Historical Jesus,” YouTube video.
J. Warner Wallace, “A Brief Review Of Explanations Offered For The Resurrection (Downloadable Bible Insert).”
Douglas Groothuis, Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith, 2nd ed. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic), 2022.
Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Biblical Sexuality
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