But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Mike Licona - Apologetic Report

Caleb Lindgren of Christianity Todayinterviewed Mike Licona on his book Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? This article appeared in the May 2017 printed issue as well as on the CTweb site.

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On November 15, 2016, there was a panel discussion on Mike Licona’s new book Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?(New York: OUP, 2017). The panelists were Mark Strauss, Darrell Bock, Craig Blomberg, and Mike Licona. Tyler McNabb served as moderator. Strauss, Bock, and Blomberg read...

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On June 17, 2017 Mike Licona appeared on the very popular podcast in the UK Unbelievable? With Justin Brierelyand with special guest Richard Burridge. Burridge’s book What Are The Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography(Eerdmans) is largely responsible for convincing the majority...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 03:12

The Case for the Resurrection Part 1

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Michael Patton (Credo House) and Mike Licona discuss the resurrection of Jesus (Part 1 of 5)

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:17

Hebrews 5:7

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Ahmed Deedat claimed that Hebrews 5:7 teaches that God heard Jesus’s prayer and spared him from death on the cross. In this video, Dr. Licona reveals Deedat’s careless treatment of the text that led to his mistaken interpretation.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:32

Sign of Jonah

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Muslim apologists such as Ahmed Deedat, Shabir Ally, Zakir Naik, and Yusaf Ismail often appeal to the Sign of Jonah in the Gospels as evidence that Jesus did not die. In this video, Dr. Licona explains some of the responses of Muslim apologists and answers them.

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Monday, 12 June 2017 03:09

Islamic Catch 22: Muslim Apologists Answer

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The Islamic Catch-22 is a devastating argument against the truth of Islam. In this video, Dr. Licona explains some of the responses of Muslim apologists and answers them.

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:41

Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction

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The Quran teaches that Jesus did not die in the first century but God made it appear that he did. Muslim apologists, therefore, claim that the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s death are cruci-fiction. However, history proves otherwise as Dr. Licona shows in this video.

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 05:42

Should You Believe the Gospel of Barnabas?

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Muslims often appeal to the Gospel of Barnabas, claiming it’s the most accurate of all the Gospels. Although leading Muslim apologists such as Ahmed Deedat and Zakir Naik do not promote the Gospel of Barnabas, they will not deny its authenticity. In this video, Dr. Licona provides several...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 00:36

Muslim Becomes Christian

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While lecturing in Calgary in 2017, a former Muslim told Mike his debates with Muslims was one of the factors that led him to leave Islam and follow Jesus.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:23

Mike Licona and Larry Shapiro Debate

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Resurrected or Reimagined? Did Jesus Rise From the Dead? (February 2017), Ohio State University

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Friday, 10 March 2017 04:43

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

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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.

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Craffert, Peter (May 2010), Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? University of Johannesburg

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2-on-2 Debate between Sakki Spangenbergi/Hansi Wolmarans vs William Lane Craig/Mike Licona

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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.

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Anyone who reads the Gospels carefully will notice that there are differences in the manner in which they report the same events. These differences have led many conservative Christians to resort to harmonization efforts that are often quite strained, sometimes to the point of absurdity. Many...

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Friday, 28 October 2016 15:25

Licona vs. McCormick: Jesus, History or Mistake?

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On September 15, 2016, Mike Licona debated atheist philosophy professor Matthew McCormick at Sacramento State University. The question debated was “Does the historical evidence justify belief that Jesus rose from the dead?”

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My article “What are the Primary Sources for Jesus’s Resurrection?” in The City, 9.1, 2016, 23-30.

In the study of history, primary sources are the documents and artifacts closest to the matter being investigated. They are dated very close to the events they describe. In contrast,...

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