Robert Greg Cavin and Carlos Colombetti posted "The Great Mars Hill Resurrection Debate" on the Secular Web
In these slides for his opening statement in his debate with Michael Licona on July 1, 2012 at Antioch Temecula Church in Temecula, California, Robert Greg Cavin presents one of the strongest cases against the resurrection of Jesus ever presented, decisively refuting arguments for the Resurrection by prominent Christian apologists Timothy McGrew, Lydia McGrew, Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, Stephen T. Davis, Gary Habermas, Michael Licona, Norman Geisler, Josh McDowell, and Lee Strobel. Cavin makes three main contentions: (1) the prior probability of a supernatural resurrection of Jesus by God is so astronomically low that it has virtually no plausibility; (2) theorizing such a resurrection to explain the empty tomb and postmortem appearances of Jesus is ad hoc and devoid of nearly any explanatory power and scope; and (3) a far superior alternative theory can account for the empty tomb and postmortem appearances. In defending these three contentions, Cavin refutes sixteen myths perpetuated by Christians apologists about critics' objections to the Resurrection.
December 30, 2012
Jeffery Jay Lowder posted "Empty Defense of an Empty Tomb: A Reply to Anne A. Kim" on the Secular Web
William Lane Craig has argued for the historicity of Jesus' empty tomb on the basis of ten lines of evidence. In response, Jeffery Jay Lowder argued that Craig had not yet shown that any of his ten items of evidence make the empty tomb more probable than not. Anne A. Kim has attempted to defend some of Craig's arguments against Lowder's objections, but as Lowder shows in this response to Kim, Kim has repeatedly misunderstood his points and attacked caricatures of his arguments rather than his actual arguments.
November 20, 2012
Jeffery Jay Lowder posted a brief reply to Josh and Sean McDowell's critique of the relocation hypothesis.
November 18, 2012
December 28, 2008
December 1, 2007
Posted a revised version of "Stephen Davis Gets It Wrong" by Richard Carrier
June 19, 2007
Added "On Swinburne's Reply" by Michael Martin
June 1, 2007
Added "Reply to Holding" by Theodore M. Drange
Added an except of the review in International Review of Biblical Studies to the "Reviews" page.
May 31, 2007
Added an except of a review by R. Joseph Hoffmann to the "Reviews" page.
May 24, 2007
Posted correction to section 6 of "Reply to Davis" (PDF) by Jeffery Jay Lowder.
May 23, 2007
Official launch of site.