A while ago, I think Abaddon and others asked for secular accounts for Christ's resurection in response to something I wrote. I believe I stated that if Jesus didn't rise from the dead, everything else in christianity would be moot.
In a book called Can Christianity Be Proven? Beyond Reasonable Doubt! by Robert J. Morgan, the author states that Josephus described Jesus as a wise man that was crucified and
"on the third day he appeared to them restored to life...and the sect of Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared."
Morgan got this info from Dr. Mireille Hadas-Lebel, ancient history scholar and professor at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris.
There is a broadcast seminar to appear at many churches on Palm Sunday afternoon if anyone is interested. This seminar will be given by Hank Hanegraaff, Mark Mittelberg and Lee Strobel. I don't know which churches will broadcasting this and I know mine isn't so I had to contact the company. The church I attend isn't broadcasting the seminar. I plan on going and taking notes. To find a place that is broadcasting the seminar, contact CCN and tell them the area code in which you live so they can search that way.
For More Information contact:
Church Communication NetworkPhone: (800) 321-6781
More info about the seminar can be found at Hank Hanefraaff's website www.equip.org
P.S. The head of the organization to which I belong knows everything so you don't have to tell me if you attend a broadcast of this seminar. I will not be handing in a card.