Humble Pie

I want to make a correction to what Gary and I wrote in The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (p. 128). We say, Tiberius Caesar was the Roman emperor at the time of Jesus’ ministry and execution. Tiberius is mentioned by ten sources within 150 years of his death: Tacitus, Suetonius, Velleius Paterculus, Plutarch,… Read More

When the Saints Go Marching In

This is the paper I delivered at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society in San Francisco. This paper addresses the present controversy stated by Norman Geisler pertaining to the saints raised at Jesus’ death in Matthew 27:52-53.

Roundtable Discussion Available to View

July 31, 2012. STR has devoted their Summer 2012 issue to featuring my book The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (IVP Academic, 2010). The issue contains 4 essays and a roundtable discussion. The issue may be purchased at However, STR is allowing roundtable participants to post the discussion on their web sites. To view,… Read More

Roundtable Discussion

The 2012 summer issue of the Southeastern Theological Review includes a roundtable discussion on the interpretation of Matthew’s raised saints I proposed in my book The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010).

Licona Replies to Acharya: Part 2

Thank you for emailing me your brief rebuttal to my paper on your book. I have also reviewed “A Rebuttal to Mike Licona’s ‘Refutation of The Christ Conspiracy‘” on your web site. Since the latter and more formal involves greater detail than your email, . . . Thank you for emailing me your brief rebuttal to… Read More

The Death of Jesus & the Defeat of Islam

The Qur’an asserts that Jesus never died. If he did not die, his death could not atone for sins and there could be no resurrection of Jesus from the dead. In this article, Mike argues that Jesus’ death provides a strong defeater of Islam.