Contending for Easter: Part 1 – Putting it all on the Line


By Tim Barnett

Every year without fail, right around Easter, the popular media comes out with some theory about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus that allegedly discredits or flat out refutes the central claim of Christianity: the bodily resurrection of Jesus.

In February 2007, two-months before Easter, Canadian filmmakers Simcha Jacobovici—known as Canada’s “Naked Archaeologist”—and James Cameron—known for enormously successful blockbusters like Titanic andAvatar—announced to the world that they had found the tomb of Jesus and his family. Together they produced a Hollywood-quality documentary called The Lost Tomb of Jesus, which purported to provide evidence for their extraordinary claim.

Within days of its release, the…READ MORE