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Posted inArts, Books

“…Unforgettable. In a word ‘stunning’… I cannot recommend it enough! It is indispensable!”

Reading Time: 3 minutes As y’all know, I have recently written a book on the Resurrection of Jesus, the second in my “Critical Examination” trilogy that looks at the historical basis for religious and theological claims about Jesus. The books weave history, theology, and philosophy to create a concerted salvo aimed at the justification for theistic belief. Please grab […]

Posted inHistory

Without the History, What are the Torah and Christian Bible?

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve been involved in a conversation with some friends of mine on Facebook who are essentially Christians. They have taken variously interesting positions countering both my previous two books (The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK] and is The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK]) without having read them and taking a pop at the reasoning for my […]

Posted inUncategorized

Paul Justifies Lying

Reading Time: 2 minutes In writing my forthcoming book on the Resurrection of Jesus, it has been important to look at Jesus’ earliest source, Paul. Paul is famous for not actually telling us much at all about Jesus at all. There are some genuinely quite problematic Pauline verses that should raise some eyebrows concerning his agenda and methodology for […]

Posted inBooks, History

Some Early Endorsements

Reading Time: 2 minutes As many of you already know, I am writing a sister book to my Nativity one (The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK]), called (unsurprisingly) The Resurrection: A Critical Examination. David Fitzgerald is kindly writing the foreword again, as he did to my Nativity book. It’s going through a heavy edit just now with Michael J. Alter, who […]

Posted inBooks

Resurrection and The Problem with “God”

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have finished writing my book on the Resurrection that is the sister-book to my previous The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK] and several commenters and regulars here have looked it over and thoroughly proofed it (still ongoing). One such person has just fed back with this fab feedback (I hope they don’t mind me posting this […]

Posted inUncategorized

Verifying the Virgin Birth

Reading Time: 2 minutes To return to matters pertaining to Christmas and the Nativity of Jesus, let us think briefly about the virgin birth claims. I have elsewhere discussed the may issues with the claim (see “Debunking the Nativity: The Virgin Birth” and “Debunking the Nativity: The Mistranslation of ‘Virgin’“). Today, I am going to talk about verifiability. The […]

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My Nativity Interview. And Bananarama.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is today’s interview with me, hosted by Andy Hall for Laughing in Disbelief, discussing the Nativity. We had a seamless segue (!) at the end to talk Brexit – he couldn’t resist. And nor could I… I love talking with Andy – it’s always relaxed and he allowed me to cover a whole heap of […]

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Join Me in Live Stream Nativity Interview

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m appearing on Andy Hall’s Laughing in Disbelief  live stream vodcast. We’ll be taking about the Nativity because, well, that’s topical. Check it out here:   Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome ATP merchandise! Please… It […]

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Jesus the “Nazarene”: More Prophecy Debate

Reading Time: 9 minutes I recently wrote an article about the Matthean prophecy, a prophecy that looks like this (Matt 2): Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee, 23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfil what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” This tells us two things: […]

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