Christ's crucifixion was an act of sheer brutality and barbarism, yet many people today still don't know the horrific details of the physical torture He suffered at the hands of Roman soldiers.
In the recently updated version of his New York Times best-seller The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel, a Christian apologist and former legal journalist for the Chicago Tribune, teamed up with Dr. Alexander Metherell to walk readers through the gruesome details of Christ's torture and crucifixion, and describe what His physical body endured before he died.
The torture inflicted on Christ was so intense that at the time, no word existed that could capture the essence of His suffering. more >>
Slightly differing accounts of the discovery of Christ's empty tomb in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke are easy targets for skeptics who are looking to discredit the Bible, but one Christian apologist seeks to clear up those misconceptions.
In his newly revised New York Times best-selling book, The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Christian apologist Lee Strobel speaks to the skepticism that "seems to penetrate to the heart of the reliability of the empty tomb narratives," he writes in his book.
Strobel mentions one critic in particular, deceased agnostic Charles Templeton, who notes that the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke offer different descriptions of what occurred during the discovery of the empty tomb and each, as Strobel quotes Templeton in the book, "' ... differ so markedly at so many points that with all the good will in the world, they cannot be reconciled.'" more >>
First-century Jewish tradition labeled women as unreliable sources of information. Scripture, however, chronicled how Mary Magdalene and "The Other Mary" discovered Christ's empty tomb and spread news of His Resurrection.
Although the involvement of the women may have jeopardized belief in the news of Christ's Resurrection, Scripture recorded their participation — despite the negative stereotypes of the time — further proving that the Gospels remained true to what actually transpired — even if going against long-held traditions.
In his newly revised New York Times best-selling book The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Christian apologist Lee Strobel says that the millenniums-old account of the Resurrection of Christ is further bolstered by the fact that the Gospel writers were committed to accuracy in recording strictly what occurred regarding the Resurrection — even if the details they recorded hurt their story. more >>
Did Jesus Christ really sweat blood the night before his Crucifixion as he struggled with the prospect of His torture and death?
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel had been hesitant to accept this concept while a non-believer, recently telling The Christian Post, "I thought this was hyperbole or legend. Certainly people don't actually sweat blood!"
Strobel's desire to verify the claim led him to consult an expert on the Crucifixion, Dr. Alexander Metherell, MD, PhD. more >>
How can anyone have confidence in the Bible's New Testament when it's based on copies of copies of copies? Former legal journalist Lee Strobel shared this common concern when he was an atheist investigating the Bible and hoping that the evidence for the veracity of the Bible would not add up.
During a recent interview with The Christian Post, Christian apologist Lee Strobel shared that he had been an atheist since his teens, and after he married his wife, Leslie, her subsequent conversion to Christianity prompted him to verify claims in the Bible, as well as the authenticity of the ancient copies from which it came. So he consulted a leading theologian to learn about the empirical evidence used to authenticate ancient replicas of the New Testament.
The result is his newly revised book, The Case for Christ, in which Strobel questions New Testament expert Dr. Bruce Metzger about the authenticity of the Gospels. more >>
The I AM HOPE movement, inspired by Rachel Joy Scott — the 17-year-old girl who was gunned down for her Christian faith during the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting — has launched a plan to help students across the nation overcome their fear related to sharing the Gospel, amid the release of a film based on Scott's life and faith.
"It's incredible," said Franklin Santagate regarding the plans of the I AM HOPE movement, in an email to The Christian Post on Monday. "We have over 2,000 schools using the 4 week plan at their school this month."
Santagate is vice president of global strategic alliances at Pure Flix, an independent Christian film and television studio that is making a film entitled "I'm Not Ashamed," based on Scott's compelling true story. more >>