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

Shortly after my book Paul Meets Muhammad was published in 2006, I was contacted by Coral Ridge Ministries, because Dr. D James Kennedy wanted to interview me on the book for his program Truths That Transform. This is that interview.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:26

Mike Licona vs. Bart Ehrman (2018)

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Debate Question: “Are the Gospels historically reliable?” On February 21, 2018, Ratio Christi and the KSU History Club cosponsored a debate between Bart Ehrman and Mike Licona at Kennesaw State University.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:23

Mike Licona vs. Larry Shapiro (2018)

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Debate Question: “Did Jesus rise from the dead?” Mike Licona debates Larry Shapiro on February 22, 2018 at the University of Findlay in Ohio.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:19

Mike Licona vs. Courtney Friesen

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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 and New Testament scholar Mike Licona sought to answer the question: “Are Christian claims...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 03:44

Sermon on the Mount

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On October 26, 2017, Mike Licona was asked to recite Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount at a location not far from the traditional sight where Jesus is believed to have delivered it 2,000 years ago.

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Friday, 01 December 2017 03:17

Did Jesus’s prophecy to return fail?

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Jesus promised His disciples that He would return before some of them died. But it’s 2,000 years later and He has yet to show up. Was Jesus wrong? In this video, Dr. Licona looks at three options.

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Friday, 01 December 2017 03:11

Was Jesus’s Resurrection a Metaphor?

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Some recent scholars have claimed that the early Christians used the term “resurrection” for Jesus only as a metaphor that meant God had exalted Jesus in heaven or that Jesus remains alive in his teachings. In this video, Dr. Licona shows why such claims are mistaken and quite easily...

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In this video, Dr. Licona debunks the hallucination hypothesis.

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Friday, 01 December 2017 02:53

Was Jesus’s Tomb Empty?

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In this short video, Dr. Licona provides some evidences that Jesus’s tomb was empty.

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In this 5-part series, Dr. Licona provides reasons why modern scholars are virtually unanimous in their rejection of the view that the early Christians borrowed the idea of resurrection from pagan myths and applied it to Jesus.

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