A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. I have only a passing awareness of Strobel’s work, but I assure you I have no qualms in calling out apologists for either side. For example, Strobel’s very first “expert,” Baptist preacher (and non-historian) Dr. Craig Bloomberg has since admitted that Strobel’s write-up of the interview was not verbatim but rather heavily paraphrased and full of what were, in Bloomberg’s view, “oversimplifications.” He said his initial impulse when he saw Strobel’s draft was to edit everything for accuracy, but in the end decided to correct only the worst problems (!). The fight isn't over. This quote from a recent book is typical of Strobel’s rhetoric: I was determined to reach whatever verdict was warranted by the hard evidence of history and the cool demands of reason. Sadly, I saw too many examples of Christian leaders stretching the truth to the breaking point for “the cause of Christ.” Too many preacher stories told from the pulpit that I knew weren’t true, for example. Lee Strobel – an award-winning journalist for thirteen years with the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, was a spiritual skeptic until 1981. Lee Strobel’s testimony comes from a highly acclaimed author, professor, Yale Law School Alumni and follower of Jesus Christ. You said, “(when he has a PhD in the *very topic* that is being discussed- the historical Jesus- from a secular university and has peer-reviewed publications on it).” I’ve tried hard to find Blomberg’s exact degree and/or his dissertation topic and can’t seem to find either. I was known as an aggressive and accurate reporter. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Strobel was a teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, from 1987 to 2000, and of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California from 2000 to 2002, before shifting his focus to his writi… Has Mary forgotten that Jesus was supernaturally conceived in such a way as was never experienced by any other person? It’s a constant stream of distortions and misinformation. If one knows anything about the Bible, it is easy to see where Mr. Strobel drifted away from the truth. The book’s actual author(s) turned out to be its “co-author,” evangelical promoter and businessman Roy Abraham Varghese, and evangelical preacher Bob Hostetler (who has also written several books with another popular evangelical apologist, Josh McDowell). What Christians need to realize is that regardless of whether Christianity is true or not, what Strobel and his team of “experts” are peddling to them so successfully is not. His classic, The Case for Christ, is a perennial favorite which details his conversion to Christianity. It appears that the unique miraculous conception came into circulation long after the deaths of the people in this story. It’s the way they do so—deliberate, calculated and shameless. I really like your skillful reasoning. But what’s a little bit of lingual prestidigitation amongst apologists? All scripture is fanfic! How “Case for Christ” author Lee Strobel fabricated his best-selling story, why good Christians do bad things to win converts, Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light, These 5 historical truths suggest Jesus Christ may have never existed - Alternet.org ›. While investigating this, and reading Erhman’s “The Quest for the Historical Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as Zindler’s conter, “Bart Erhman and the Quest…”, I also came to the conclusion that the gospels (canonical and apocryphal) were probably fan fiction. Sie versteht es, den Leser an der Nase. Er gilt als einer der bekanntesten zeitgenössischen christlichen Apologeten Leben. Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies. It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. So glad I’m out of that delusion. Maybe y’all should have told that man how blessed he is? He hated it and was relieved after going through confirmation that he was done with “the religion thing.” As an adult, Strobel didn’t look into the evidence for God—he simply thought the idea of a God, angels and demons were absurd to begin with. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Is it unlikely that Mary would forget Elizabeth saying to her? I will revisit it. This was a great read. Now I chuckle at how shame and guilt worked their wiggly religious fingers into my psyche around the whole thing. He is critiquing Strobel for talking to preachers instead of scholars and experts in the field. Keep up the good work Valerie! But there is a broad, ugly pattern of Christian leaders with thinly veiled secrets and people looking the other way because they don’t want to interfere with God’s work. Thank you for the Ms. Knight link. As to your question above, please see “Rational Human’s” comment below about Hinduism. I’m not arguing here–just looking for accurate information since I’m not actually interested in hosting information that is inaccurate. Mark 3:31-35, John 2:3-4. Yes, he uses hard questions about Christianity as outlines, but then he searches for any evidence or line of reasoning that might, in any way, allow his version of Christianity to be right. She will come to the truth on her own eventually. Lee Strobel. Formerly an atheist, his investigative talents drew him to research the claims of Jesus and the Bible, eventually leading him to faith. This has been brought to your attention, yet you seem to not wish to address this in any substantive way (first you did by grant merit to this objection when you had a misinformed view of Aberdeen- one of the most respected secular institutions to study New Testament history in.). Aside From Blomberg’s doctorate in the very subject Strobel is asking him about, Bloomberg publishes widely in secular, prestigious, peer-reviewed journals again *in the very field * Fitzgerald is saying Stobel is not talking to experts but “preachers”. The essay here above is just super! His credentials appear more substantial than implied by Fitzgerald’s description, but hardly more objective. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. Many of the wild stories Evangelicals tell are just one person wanting to be viewed as “badder” than someone else so , to quote the Bible, the grace of God may abound. It erodes your self-image. Excellent read. Tarico: How does the film version of Case for Christ compare with the book? MA Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.A. Max Ströbel 20. After college, he landed a reporter job at the Chicago Tribune, where he tells us: “I thrived in the cutthroat environment, the adrenaline rush of deadlines, and the get-the-story-at-any-cost mentality. It’s a Christian research org which Sean Carroll noted: “the entire purpose of the Templeton Foundation is to blur the line between straightforward science and explicitly religious activity, making it seem like the two enterprises are part of one big undertaking.” The Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion was renamed in 2001 the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities. Although this grossly oversimplifies, a theologian studies the history within a story, typically within some assumption of the veracity of the story. Houston Baptist University professor Lee Strobel is author of The Case for Miracles. University of Aberdeen, Scotland (New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts) This background supposedly equips Strobel to ask “the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask.” Fitzgerald is the author of Nailed and Jesus: Mything in Action, part of The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion series. He lines up scholars and theologians and confronts them with the hardest possible questions about their faith—and comes away convinced that the Evangelical view of the Bible and Jesus is true. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. This idea comes to Strobel second-hand from Baptist preacher and disgraced Mississippi State University archeologist, E. Jerry Vardaman, who claimed to have uncovered a secret history of the ancient world, completely unknown to mainstream academia, in these tiny inscriptions. Then, both the pastor who succeeded him and the church board also resigned, admitting they mishandled the sexual misconduct allegations. Maybe Leave the Manger in the Basement, Valerie Tarico on Between Past and Future Podcast, On Mother’s Day I’m Grateful for One Special Abortion Provider and a Whole Line of Healthcare Professionals Who Came Before Her, Believe Women is the Beginning of a Process, not the End, A Clean Mind Series on The Daily Freethought Zone, Celebrating Love and Light – 10 Holiday Tips Read Aloud onTruthSurge, Did God Kill Jesus? Fitzgerald: Strobel has claimed that the film is about “80% accurate,” which is completely ludicrous. Fitzgerald: (laughs) Yes! Lee Strobel SPEAKING REQUEST. That said, I claim no expertise in either. A transparent error, and one that is made to make Strobel, and Blomberg, look bad. If we are not sure that the New Testament represents actual history, then even the title “NT historian” makes a mockery of real historians. At that time they were already surprised when Simeon and Anna, the daughter of Phanvel, spoke of Jesus future while he was yet still an infant. One famous incident from the University was taken to be at the forefront of signaling the closing of a predominant Christian Britain https://academic.oup.com/ehr/article/CXXVII/525/345/395412 The Divinity department is a leading center for secular Biblical research in the world. I’ve had the thought to push this article on said acquaintance, but I won’t. Wasn’t Strobel working as a pastor under Hybels when he wrote The Case for Christ? Strobel has cultivated a thoroughly bogus image that he happily encourages readers to embrace. Tarico: Gross. Of course, like all biopics, they change things around, simplify storylines, blend characters, I get that. Webseite ansehen Max Ströbel - Wirtschaftsforum München. Lee strobel is a fantastic and very well informed author, who goes to interview the experts on the subject. All scripture is fanfic! Thank you for the correction. Thank you. Lee Strobel (* 25. Lee Strobel How an Atheist Fabricated a Phony Story About Me. Thank you! Strobel received a journalism degree from University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, becoming a journalist for the The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers for fourteen years. The film version of Lee Strobel’s spiritual journey bears almost zero relationship to his real life story, but it presents the Lee Strobel Myth™ in every loving detail. Fitzgerald: Strobel doesn’t act like a reporter, and his “historians” don’t act like historians—because he isn’t, and they aren’t. Analysis by The Conversation? Meanwhile, while Strobel was being a huge a-hole, his wife Leslie became close friends with a neighbor, who one day invited her to come to a new kind of church meeting in a movie theater. Also people raised in a secular home, and a pillar of the community. In reality, all of Strobel’s hand-chosen stable of house experts are evangelical protestant apologists, and only 2 (possibly 3) out of 13 of them even have historical credentials to begin with. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books. For example, two of the “experts” he “interviewed” and purported to be so impressed with, don’t even exist. He is also a popular public speaker and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of more than 40 books including The Case for Christ, The Case for Miracles and The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People about Jesus.Educated at the University of Missouri and Yale Law … Luke 2:25-38. The film version of Lee Strobel’s spiritual journey bears almost zero relationship to his real life story, but it presents the Lee Strobel Myth™ in every loving detail. I feel silly taking the time to respond to the failed fabrications of an atheist who posted a hit job about me online. Tarico: The problem with Strobel’s books is pretty easy to spot: It’s confirmatory thinking. I’m just curious. Because if there is a god that’s anything like what Christians preach, he doesn’t need their sleight of hand to prop him up—does he? And I’m not talking about it getting the movie treatment. Yes, I was looking for opinions, but they had to be backed up with convincing data and airtight logic—no rank speculation, no flights of faith. Fitzgerald: I can’t give him the benefit of that particular doubt anymore. It’s the imaginary life he desperately wishes had been the case. Subscribe at ValerieTarico.com. Recently, you have been on the speaking circuit talking about Strobel, and you mention another infamous case, Antony Flew. Even so, one might argue that Strobel assembled bad evidence in good conscience. Because it’s not just that they are misrepresenting the evidence. His fan base is led to believe he was a diehard atheist who was converted by these interviews. He is indeed ordained as a Baptist minister, and is indeed not a historian. His newest book is The Case for Easter. 4 Comments. Like the investigations I undertook at the Chicago Tribune, I would have no patience for half-baked claims or unsupported assertions. He is the author of several books including the Gold medallion Award-winning books The Case for Christ, and The Case for Faith. How Beth Moore Is Showing a New Way Forward. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and Other Imaginings, and the founder of www.WisdomCommons.org. He is careful about what he claims explicitly, but the popularity of his franchise rests on this pivot, the idea of a hard-headed skeptic who set out to prove Christianity wrong but was just blown away by the evidence and had to surrender to Christ. I was raised in a Christian home and never did anything real bad.” He believed these “liars for Jesus” were telling the truth and their stories made him feel inferior. Leslie Strobel—in a real way—was the impetus behind her husband Lee Strobel’s writing the international best-selling book The Case for Christ. Fitzgerald: It certainly shows the same kind of dubious ethics (if not outright predatory behavior) that we’ve seen in plenty of other religious cases. a Homeric historian, or a historian of Platonic mythology, or Quranic historian (of whom many are atheists. “Look at how bad I was before Jesus saved me!”. Gehen Sie mit ihm auf eine spannende Reise und erfahren Sie in diesem packenden Buch, was an Wundern wirklich dran ist! Share. Lee Strobel answers an important question about Old Testament prophecy. Even today, he keeps up his “tough skeptic” schtick. Fitzgerald: Absolutely. Also, if I remember correctly, he was pretty clear that all he thinks the scientific method allows for is some prime mover–not the humanoid gods of religions. Thank you. “We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.” This kind of a priori faith commitment is fundamentally incompatible with the work of a historian. Yet despite the hoax being exposed in 2007, almost upon arrival, the film version of Case for Christ goes out of its way to name-drop Flew, and Christians are still repeating the bogus story. Books. They don’t let facts get in the way of telling a good story. e. g. well known evangelicals critique the secular approach of Aberdeen and other British universities https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gk2PCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA182&dq=geisler+inerrancy+aberdeen+secular&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCzfW-j5fhAhVTXhUIHQtdAxUQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=geisler%20inerrancy%20aberdeen%20secular&f=false. Dr Craig Blomberg (not Bloomberg) has a PhD in New Testament History from a leading, secular British University. Atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel is one man who is not easily swayed without evidence. “My attitude was ethics were fine to discuss in journalism school, but they shouldn’t get in the way of getting a good story.”. Like the investigations I undertook at the Chicago Tribune, I would have no patience for half-baked claims or unsupported assertions. I also find it amusing that Fitzgerald is chiding Strobel for offering fluff, misinformation and noting his works in need of fact checking given the level to which these traits afflict his own handling of these topics in his book Nailed. and Deas and Other Imaginings. A few years after high school, he married Leslie, his childhood sweetheart. As for Antony Flew, he was a respected British philosopher and atheist who ostensibly flipped in his later years—at least according to a book published in his name in 2007: There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. 1. The story that Evangelicals find so convincing and delicious is this: Strobel, a tough-as-nails atheist journalist and his atheist family are out to dinner when his daughter is saved from choking to death by an evangelical nurse who felt called by God to go to the restaurant that night. Filed under Easter, Newsletters. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Mega-church superstar, Bill Hybels of Willow Creek. . And I’m not talking about it getting the movie treatment. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In reality, he was a lapsed Lutheran who became a pastor at a mega-church. Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington. He made no claims about Aberdeen, and his statements about Blomberg’s credentials were that he is a Baptist preacher (which implies a literalist theological commitment), and that he is not a historian. It’s this same beloved Evangelical trope: the “hard-core atheist” who succumbs to the evidence. Lee Strobel Lee Strobel Kundenrezensionen Die Bücher der Lee Strobel haben allesamt einen ganz gewissen Flair. Das Ergebnis des damaligen Atheisten war der später auch verfilmte Bestseller „Der Fall Jesus“ und das eigene Finden zum Glauben. The department’s strong links to both church and clinical settings, along with the University’s extensive library holdings, make Aberdeen a dynamic and rich context in which to study theology’s capacity to contribute to the transformation of individual lives and Contemporary society.”. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Award-winning former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and former atheist, Lee Strobel, uses his legal and journalism … Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year. Fitzgerald is mistaken. Needless to say, this bizarre theory didn’t pan out, and Vardaman was removed from his academic position. his use and appeal to Seneca, Philo, Aramaic etc is just as troublesome). The University is routinely ranked as one of the most prestigious places to study New Testament history in, and recently was honored in this regard by the NTS. The film version of Lee Strobel’s spiritual journey bears almost zero relationship to his real life story, but it presents the Lee Strobel Myth™ in every loving detail. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.”, From Aberdeen University: “Aberdeen has trained Christian Ministers since Bishop William Elphinstone founded Kings College in 1495. Pre-order The Case for Miracles & receive free bonus content! Instead, he has milked it to the tune of millions of dollars, writing book after book with the same formula: He positions himself as the skeptic, and then lo and behold, the evidence for the resurrection or against evolution (or whatever new evangelical theme-of-the week he’s advocating) is just overwhelming. Fitzgerald: Strobel tells a very different version of events in one of the less-known books he wrote before his blockbuster, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary: How to Reach Friends and Family Who Avoid God and the Church. Trending Today. January 12, … That said, here is part of the statement of faith that Denver Seminary requires professors to ascribe to: Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. People coming to read your article are told by Fitzgerald that Strobel is interviewing preachers, who have no expertise in New Testament history, and he provides the example of a person who has a PhD in the topic and who publishes in peer-reviewed New Testament journals! https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Christ-Testament-Reverend/dp/1578840058, Also: https://infidels.org/library/modern/paul_doland/creator.html; https://celsus.blog/2013/08/24/another-case-of-apologetic-dishonesty-in-lee-strobels-the-case-for-christ/. Auf den Merkzettel Merkzettel. Tarico: You’ve taken some heat for your writings too—especially your argument that the New Testament stories about Jesus are historicized mythology instead of mythologized history. Please, give us a link to them, if that’s the case. Here’s a prime example: One of the craziest parts of Case for Christ was Strobel’s citation of “micrographic letters”—handwritten inscriptions on ancient coins too small to be seen by the naked eye—proclaiming Rex Jesus and Messiah and King of the Jews. . “Father Jose Maria Marquez” and agnostic “Purdue professor Roberta Waters” are completely fictitious characters. I’ve seen just the opposite. But, jumping back, what about this story about him setting out as an investigator to dissuade his newly religious wife? Fitzgerald: That he is selling them spiritual junk food, just as hollow as a chocolate Easter bunny. Is the Strobel/Flew thing the same? An atheist with her husband, she slowly came to believe the claims of Christianity as she saw faith at work in the lives of others and in the circumstances of her life. In 2018, his assistant accused him of sexually harassing her during this same period, and he quickly retired, which prompted ten additional women to come forward and accuse him of sexual harassment. Tagged as easter, Jesus, lee strobel, messiah, Old testament, prophecy. It goes like this: His parents encouraged him to believe in God, and brought the children to Lutheran church regularly. And maybe they should be the ones calling out the David Bartons, the William Lane Craigs and the Lee Strobels, and not leave it to the atheists to do their fact-checking for them. Join Lee in this fascinating journey of discovery. Why not? #caseformiracles And in any case, the “Jesus of Faith” is a product of theological wishful thinking, every bit as fabricated as Strobel’s Hollywood conversion story—and for the same reason. Many Evangelicals think of Lee Strobel as the man who can cure your doubts about their religion. But the book was almost immediately exposed as a hoax. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies. Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. As a matter of fact, Lee Strobel, an atheist at the time he undertook this endeavor, decided that he would prove Jesus Christ to be a fraud by the weight of the evidence. In this interview, he discusses how Strobel stretches the truth to the breaking point, and why. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. What Christians need to realize is that regardless of whether Christianity is true or not, what Strobel and his team of “experts” are peddling to them so successfully is not. Tarico: Several books point out flaws in the Biblical research and archeology cited by Strobel, including The Case Against the Case for Christ, by New Testament scholar Robert Price, and Challenging the Verdict by Earl Doherty. Being a provisional skeptic, I have serious doubts that jesus ever existed. What’s more, in Strobel’s “new and updated” edition of Case for Christ, its clear that Strobel has since gotten the memo, since he oh-so-carefully rewrites this section to retroactively distance himself from the ridiculous claim—as if he was skeptical about it all along—but without removing it, or admitting that he knows it has since been completely debunked. Strobel’s wife converts, and Strobel sets out to prove her wrong, using the same strategy that made him a fearsome investigative journalist. … then let us make a small request. But then this is Fitzgerald, the guy who routinely massacres classical history in his polemical books. “My attitude was ethics were fine to discuss in journalism school, but they shouldn’t get in the way of getting a good story.”. After college, he landed a reporter job at the Chicago Tribune, where he tells us: “I thrived in the cutthroat environment, the adrenaline rush of deadlines, and the get-the-story-at-any-cost mentality. Yet despite the hoax being exposed in 2007, almost upon arrival, the film version of Case for Christ goes out of its way to name-drop Flew, and Christians are still repeating the bogus story. It goes like this: His parents encouraged him to believe in God, and brought the children to Lutheran church regularly. Support Truth. * Dr. Craig Blomberg has since said that Strobel’s write-up of the interview was not verbatim but rather heavily paraphrased and full of what were, in Blomberg’s view, “oversimplifications.” He said his initial impulse when he saw Strobel’s draft was to edit  for accuracy, but in the end decided to correct only the worst problems(!). A historian analyzes the context in which it was written including prior literary/cultural/philosophical influences that shaped the author and story. I guess I am not surprised, but I am disgusted at the behavior of people who tell us constantly that we cannot be moral without their god. Those who know me will instantly dismiss his misleading rant. It is the 5th oldest university in the UK. And in any case, the “Jesus of Faith” is a product of theological wishful thinking, every bit as fabricated as Strobel’s Hollywood conversion story—and for the same reason. The Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University seeks to equip Christians, ministry leaders, and churches to effectively share the grace of God and confidently defend the truth of the gospel, in order to reach our world for Christ. Jerry Coyne keeps us apprised of the shady practices of the Templeton frauds on his blog: There’s also a broad, ugly pattern of stretching the truth—or breaking with truth—to advance the cause of Christ. Real historians were never fooled—just folks like Strobel and his expert Dr. John McRay, who cites Vardaman’s nonsense with a straight face. So why don’t you come along with me on this investigative adventure? That’s not special. Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale (etc) your comments above are entirely without merit. That way there would be much less sin on my behalf. 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