Today a commenter on the Yeshua in Context blog said that belief in the supernatural has no place in the college classroom or serious academic research. He believes Jesus is a myth. He says that religion scholars should not make comments about what is history and what is not history.
Meanwhile, just today I was commenting on Mark 5:35-43. It is the last part of a three-part story. First, Yeshua arrives back on his usual side of the lake of Galilee. As soon as he steps off the boat, a synagogue leader named Jairus approaches and begs him to come and heal his daughter. How does the issue of miracles affect our view of the historical Yeshua? Do miracles exist? Are they likely or unlikely? What would it take for us to believe in them?
Why am I taking up a Yeshua in Context podcast with an issue many of you probably already agree with me about? I am doing this because I know the way the elitist rhetoric against miracles makes faith a challenge for people like us.
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