The Historicity of Jesus Series

Around 2006-2008 I produced a number of episodes looking at the evidence (or lack thereof) for the historicity of Jesus. I have compiled them below for easy reference. This was very early on in my exploration of the subject, all of which has lead to the documentary I’m producing in 2017, Inventing The Messiah.

GDay World 387 – Tim Freke, The Gospel Of the Second Coming
Tim Freke is the co-author (with his writing partner Peter Gandy) of many books about the Jesus myth – including THE JESUS MYSTERIES and THE LAUGHING JESUS. I chatted with him recently about one of their books “The Gospel of the Second Coming”.

GDay World 385 – Francis Borchardt on the Historicity of Jesus
Francis Borchardt is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki in the field of biblical study.


GDay World 370 – Dr Greg Clarke on Australians and Jesus

Dr Greg Clarke (PhD), Honorary Associate, Dept of Ancient History, Macquarie University
and Director of the Centre for Public Christianity.

G’Day World #344 – Ben Witherington III on the Historicity of Jesus
Ben Witherington III, an evangelical Biblical scholar and lecturer on New Testament Studies, who is currently Professor on the New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

G’Day World #343 – Robert M Price “Did Jesus Exist?”
Robert M Price, a Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary in Miami Gardens, Florida. He is a fellow of the Jesus Seminar and the author of many books and articles on religion.

GDAY WORLD #210 – Brian Flemming, Atheist Filmmaker
Brian is the director of the 2005 documentary “The God Who Wasn’t There”.

G’DAY WORLD 192 – John Dickson, author of “The Christ Files”
John has degrees in theology (Moore Theological College) and ancient history (Macquarie University). He holds the position of Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University.

GDAY WORLD! #107 – The Judas Gospel Demystified
Today Rich and I are joined by Dr Malcolm Choat, Department of Ancient History, Division of Humanities, Macquarie University, Sydney, who is Australia’s (and, as far as we’re concerned, the WORLD’S) leading expert on early christianity and the Judas Gospel.