The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

Are the Gospels historically reliable accounts of the life of Jesus? In this video, Mike Licona provides 5 criteria for assessing ancient historical literature for their reliability and focuses on one of them: The author or their source was capable of recalling the past accurately.

Testimony of Muslim from Iran Coming to Christ

On 4 March 2017 at the “Be Ready” conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a former Muslim from Iran told Mike that his debate videos were influential in his deciding to leave Islam and become a Christian. In this 2-minute video, Moustafa Mohsin shares his story.

Gospel Differences & Compositional Textbooks

Training in rhetoric was part of the educational process for aspiring authors in antiquity. That process included work using compositional textbooks, also referred to as rhetorical handbooks. Exercises in these trained the student to alter texts in the interest of paraphrasing. Not surprisingly, when reading ancient texts, including the Gospels, we observe their authors altering their source texts as trained. This practice resulted in differences in the way a story was reported. The differences are minor but of interest.