The canon of Scripture refers to a standard or rule used to determine which books belong in the biblical corpus. In this short lecture Dr. Licona provides answers to the questions we’ve all [...]
Are The Gospels “Historically Reliable”? A Focused Comparison of Suetonius’s Life of Augustus and the Gospel of Mark
Are the Gospels historically reliable? Authors of ancient historical literature had objectives for writing that differed somewhat from those of modern historians. Consequently, the literary [...]
Bart Ehrman contends that the Gospels were not written by eyewitnesses. Mike Licona answers. This segment is an edited version of a 4-part video series. An HD version with discussion questions [...]
Bart Ehrman claims that the Gospels were not written by eyewitnesses. However, this answer is without qualification and is misleading. Mike Licona answers Ehrman. This segment is an edited [...]
Debate Question: “Are Christian claims verifiable and does it matter?” Hosted by the Veritas Forum at the Arizona University, this debate between resident classicist Courtney Friesen [...]
Bart D. Ehrman, Forged: Writing in the Name of God—Why The Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are (San Francisco: HarperOne, 2011), 307 pages: a Review by Michael R. Licona, March 27, 2011
The question of the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection has been repeatedly probed, investigated and debated. And the results have varied widely. Perhaps some now regard this issue as the [...]
Acharya S is a skeptic with an interest in mythology who has written a book entitled The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold. This book presents an hypothesis of how Christianity came [...]
Mike Licona is associate professor of theology at Houston Baptist University and president of Risen Jesus, Inc. He has a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of Pretoria, which he [...]
“I often tell my students, ‘You must pursue truth rather than protect your presuppositions.’ This is axiomatic for honest investigation, a sine qua non of historical research. [...]
This is a recent attempt by the hyperskeptical community to advance the thesis that Jesus never existed. In this review, Mike Licona takes a look at their case.
On June 17, 2017 Mike Licona appeared on the very popular podcast in the UK Unbelievable? With Justin Brierely and with special guest Richard Burridge. Burridge’s book What Are The Gospels? A [...]
On April 9, 2006 National Geographic unveiled The Gospel of Judas. Here are a few succinct thoughts from Mike.
REPOSTED. Special Guest Dr. Mike Licona returns and we hear his response to Bart Ehrman’s claim that the four New Testament gospels were not written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John.
REPOSTED. Continuing in our series we ask guest Dr. Mike Licona to respond to Ehrman’s claim that Paul only wrote 7 of the 13 books Paul has believed to have written in the New Testament.
Dr. Mike Licona joins us again and argues the claim that “you can’t trust the Gospels of the New Testament because they are based on oral tradition; that the Gospels lost credibility [...]
Bart Ehrman claims that all but 8 of the 27 books and letters of the New Testament were not written by their traditional authors. Mike Licona answers. This segment is an edited version of a [...]
Christian apologist Jonathan McLatchie recently sparked some controversy when on Facebook he posted a thread saying, “Modern Biblical scholarship is in dire need of a reformation. Case in point [...]