Welcome to a new episode of Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast! Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Every aspect of the Christian faith hinges on this single claim. If Jesus was raised from the dead, something divine has intersected human history in the person of Jesus. If Jesus never existed or if he stayed dead, everything about the Christian faith is a lie. On this Holy Week episode of Three Chords and the Truth, New Testament scholar Dr. Thomas Schreiner joins Garrick and Timothy to talk about what Paul says about the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15. Then, in the second half of the program, Garrick and Timothy review a song that’s almost always ascribed to the wrong artists. The dilemma drawn from the Infinity Gauntlet this week forces a painful choice between the Jedi Temple and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Dr. Schreiner chooses an option different from Timothy’s or Garrick’s choice, which almost certainly means that Timothy and Garrick are wrong.
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In this Episode
Thomas Schreiner, Ph.D., is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he also serves as Associate Dean of the School of Theology. Dr. Schreiner is the author or editor of many books including, Romans (Baker: 2018); The Race Set Before Us (IVP Academic: 2001); and Spiritual Gifts (B&H: 2018). Follow Dr. Schreiner on Twitter at @DrTomSchreiner
Questions to Discuss
1. What is the context of 1 Corinthians 15:3-7, one of the earliest surviving Christian confessions about the resurrection?
2. What are the specific implications of the words “passed on” and “received” in 1 Corinthians 15:3?
3. What would you say to someone who is struggling to believe that Jesus was actually raised from the dead?
Links to Click
If you want to dig deeper into the historical integrity of the New Testament, one great place to start is In Defense of the Bible, edited by Terry Wilder and Steven Cowan. To download a sample chapter, visit http://www.bhacademic.com
* 1 Corinthians: An Introduction and Commentary: book by Thomas Schreiner
* Interpreting the Pauline Epistles: book by Thomas Schreiner
* Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: book by Thomas Schreiner
* Interview with Thomas R. Schreiner: an author interview from Books At a Glance
* Cars, Coffee, Theology 1:1: dialogue between Thomas Schreiner and Jonathan Pennington
* Father and Son: song by Cat Stevens
* Cat’s In the Cradle: song by Ugly Kid Joe
* Cat’s In the Cradle: song by Harry Chapin
* It’ll Come Back: song by Red Sovine
If you are interested in earning a master’s degree online or on campus that will equip you with the most comprehensive apologetics training available anywhere, go to http://www.sbts.edu/bgs/degree-programs/mdiv/apologetics/
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The Closing Credits
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