Did the earliest disciples believe that Jesus was God? Did Jesus Himself claim to be God or was this some invention of the Church. From the pages of Church history and the depths of Scripture, our guest, a New Testament scholar, will explain the historical account of the deity of Jesus of Nazareth.
Today, on Good Friday, we will take a look at the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. As we survey the “old rugged cross,” our guest will provide biblical answers that reveal the endless treasure we find in the word of God and in the person of Jesus.
Dr. Craig Evans is the Director of Strategic Studies and CTS Fellows program John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University He is author of hundreds of articles and reviews and has published more than seventy books. Professor Evans has given lectures at Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, Yale, and other universities, colleges, seminaries, and museums. Evans has appeared many times in television programs on History Channel, BBC, Dateline NBC, and others. He also participates annually in archeological digs in the Middle East and volunteer-teaches at schools world-wide.
Thabiti Anyabwile currently serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C. Previously he served as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, and as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, Thabiti loves reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films. He is the author of Reviving the Black Church, The Decline of African-American Theology, What Is a Healthy Church Member?, and The Faithful Preacher.