What's More Embarrassing to the Resurrection Narrative than Women Witnesses?

The Gospels say that women were the first witnesses to Jesus’ Resurrection.  Last week I showed what a terrible liability this was for the early church.  Given the attitude toward women at the time, it threatened to undermine the faith before it even had a chance to get off the ground.  This is why most scholars find the story credible—the only reason the Early Church would record women playing these key roles is if they actually did.  And that’s really good reason to trust what they tell us about Jesus’ tomb being empty and seeing him risen from the dead.

What Makes Women Such Good Witnesses to the Resurrection?

As is often pointed out, the women who are the first to discover Jesus’ tomb empty and then are the first to see Him alive again provide some of the best proof for the Resurrection.  It’s so good that it’s practically irrefutable.  But why?  What makes it so good?  What makes it so irrefutable?

Why Worry?

No worries.  People say this a lot, usually when someone accidently bumps into them, or makes a mistake they have to correct.  But, oh how we long for this to be true in so much deeper of a way.

What's So Special About Kobe?

What’s so special about Kobe?  I just read a rant on Facebook that said: nothing.  The person who wrote the post is upset that his death is getting so much more attention than other people’s.  Like the other people who died in the crash.  Like the many members of our military or emergency services who’ve died in the line of duty.  Like all the other people who die tragic deaths in the prime of their lives every day. 

Have You Given Up On Your New Year's Resolution Yet

Christians often point out that what makes their faith utterly unique among the World’s Religions is its teaching about Grace.  You may have heard this before.  You may even have heard me say this before (I have in previous blogs).  It can be annoying.

Have You Given Up On Your New Year's Resolution Yet?

They—whoever “they” is—say that most people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions after two weeks.  Two weeks is the average most of us can go.  It’s been two weeks.  Have you given up on yours yet? 

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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