Category Archives: Early Christianity (30-100 A.D.)

Early Christians Honored Marriage | Michael J. Kruger

New Testament scholar Michael J. Kruger shows how sexual ethics clearly distinguished early Christians from the broader society.  Good thing they didn’t compromise sexual purity in order to advance the movement. (3 min read; 787 words) One Trait that Set … Continue reading

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How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace shows how Clement, Ignatius, and Polycarp bear early 2nd Century witness to the 1st-century writings of the New Testament. (4 min read; 904 words) How Geographic Separation Affirms the Reliability of the New Testament | Cold Case Christianity. … Continue reading

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Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | J. Warner Wallace

Jim Wallace compares the biblical witnesses with hostile Jewish and Gentile witnesses. (13 min read; 3,110 words) Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | Cold Case Christianity.

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“The Early Text of the New Testament” is Now in Paperback – Michael Kruger

Michael J. Kruger announces on his blog the availability of the paperback edition of this book ($45) for those who thought that the hardback edition ($175) was too expensive.  I think there is a Kindle version for $99 as well.) … Continue reading

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Dan Wallace and Darrell Bock on the Formation of the New Testament Canon

The first half of this clip features Dan Wallace; the second half, Darrell Bock. (Time 5:50)

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Dr. John Warwick Montgomery on the dates when the New Testament books were written

(Total time 5:30)

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Are There Other Resurrection Myths? – William Lane Craig

One of today’s urban myths is that antiquity is filled with myths of dying and rising gods of which Christianity was just a copy-cat formulation.  In less than two minutes, Christian philosopher William Lane Craig sets the record straight. Are … Continue reading

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Early Church Growth – Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor reports: Robert Louis Wilken, emeritus professor of history at the University of Virginia: At the end of the first century there were fewer than ten thousand Christians in the Roman Empire. The population at the time numbered some … Continue reading

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Craig Evans Rebuts Bart Ehrman

Craig Evans and others have written the book How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature—A Response to Bart Ehrman in order to refute Bart Ehrman’s most recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish … Continue reading

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