One of the effects of working on Capitol Hill for any length of time is how it tends to capture your focus within the narrow confines of Washington politics and policy.
There’s a whole world out there in the “real world” beyond the Potomac River, one small but immensely significant part of which is the community of scholars who study things like whether the New Testament are reliable records of ancient history, especially the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Now, here’s what is likely a shocker for a lot of folks who spend their working lives toiling away in Congress: Beginning in the early 1970s and continuing today, scholars who once declared the New Testament was not reliable have now come to the conclusion that the Gospels are indeed authoritative and trustworthy.
Professor Gary Habermas, a former skeptic, delivered a fascinating lecture some years ago at the University of California Santa Barbara on this process.
It’s lengthy at 80 minutes or so, but I promise you, if you are a skeptic about Jesus’ claim to be God, Habermas will give you a great deal of potentially life-changing things to think about.
Enjoy! And think it over, seriously.