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May 4, 2023
Historicity of Resurrection Sunday – Dr. Blomberg | POD 009

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Did the Resurrection of Jesus really happen? What are the implications and evidence of Jesus’ resurrection? On this episode of theFormed.life, Dr. Craig Blomberg, a renowned New Testament scholar joins our host, Bill Gorman to discuss the unique differences in the Gospel of John, the skepticism surrounding the resurrection story, and the impact the resurrection has had on culture and society throughout history.... | READ MORE BELOW

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HOSTS & GUESTS

Dr. Craig Blomberg – Guest

Bill Gorman – Host

Show Notes

From Skepticism to Trust: Testimony to the Reality of the Resurrection

Did the Resurrection of Jesus really happen? What are the implications and evidence of Jesus’ resurrection? On this episode of theFormed.life, Dr. Craig Blomberg, a renowned New Testament scholar joins our host, Bill Gorman to discuss the unique differences in the Gospel of John, the skepticism surrounding the resurrection story, and the impact the resurrection has had on culture and society throughout history.

 

Despite myths and misunderstandings, Dr. Blomberg asserts that the resurrection was a real, historical event that has transformed the lives of millions of people. Join this conversation with Dr. Blomberg for a fascinating discussion on this central concept of Christianity as we explore the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

 

THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS:

Join us in this conversation about the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

  • The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a central and transformative belief in Christianity that has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout history.
  • The Gospel of John offers unique insights into the events surrounding Jesus’ resurrection and contains independent material compared to the other gospels.
  • While some argue that the story of Jesus’ resurrection is a myth, there are significant differences between the cultural and religious beliefs throughout history and the story of Jesus’ resurrection, making it a singular event in history.

#resurrection #thegospel #seminary #jesusisalive #truthormyth #women

 

 

GUEST BIO(S):

Dr. Blomberg completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.

In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 20 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Interpreting the Parables, commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians and James, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation, Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions, Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions, Preaching the Parables, Contagious Holiness: Jesus’ Meals with Sinners, and Handbook of New Testament Exegesis.

 

 

QUOTES:

“We are talking about people who were the least, the last, the lost, the social outcast, the nobodies… And yet when famine and drought and plague and other disasters came, they were pretty much the only ones who risked their own health and lives to care for the suffering.”

– Dr. Blomberg

 

“What would have led Jews to abandon or violate transgress, one of the ten fundamental commandments in their religion and change the day of rest and worship unless something very specifically and powerfully transformative could be dated to a Sunday.”

– Dr. Blomberg

 

The Canonical accounts of the Resurrection are very restrained: “There’s not a single account that actually describes the resurrection…They were so shocked by what happened…how did Jesus get out?”

– Dr. Blomberg

RESOURCES:

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels: Book

Jesus and the Gospels: Book

 

 

CHAPTERS:

00:02:39 “From Mainline Church to Personal Faith Encounter”

00:03:46 “Transformation through consistent Bible reading practice”

00:08:06 “Independent Account of Mary Magdalene’s Encounter”

00:13:23 “Discovering Independent Information in the New Testament”

00:15:38 “Unraveling the Mystery of Jesus’ Resurrection”

00:19:25 “The Scientific Impossibility of Resurrections: Myth or Reality?”

00:23:02 “Debunking alleged parallels between Jesus and mythology”

00:27:54 “Richard Carrier’s Definition of Resurrection Debunked”

00:29:24 “The Transformative Power of Believing in Jesus”

00:34:31 “Christian Converts Amidst ISIS Beheadings Story”

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