ARE THE EVENTS OF JESUS’ CAREER THE BEST ATTESTED FACTS OF ANCIENT HISTORY? A Comparison to the Attestation for Caesar’s Crossing of the Rubicon and for Spartacus

© 2016, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved. NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS AN EXCERPT (mutatis mutandis) FROM A FORTHCOMING LONGER ARTICLE. INTRODUCTION Maclean’s, which boasts of being “Canada’s National Magazine, celebrated Easter this year by publishing a cover article titled, “Did Jesus Really Exist?”[1] with the provocative cover blurb, “The … Continue reading

TIME OUT: Fifty Years Later, Answering Time Magazine’s Question, “Is God Dead?”

© 2016, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved.  INTRODUCTION  Fifty years ago today, Time, “the weekly newsmagazine,” published what some consider its most controversial cover story ever.[1]  Inside the usual red border of the cover there was nothing but a stark black background with, under the Time banner, a question … Continue reading

YES, JESUS REALLY DID EXIST: Refuting Maclean’s Magazine’s Latest Madness

© 2016, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved.  INTRODUCTION Maclean’s madness is back. Like a bad B-grade horror movie series, Maclean’s, “Canada’s National Magazine,” used to celebrate Christmas and Easter every year by publishing sensationalistic cover articles attacking the historical reliability of Christianity.  The claims in these articles were presented … Continue reading

CAN WE BECOME GODS? An Examination of John 10:34

© 2016, by John Tors. All Rights Reserved.                                                                                                         31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work … Continue reading