This Saturday at 3:00 p.m. I will be giving a live lecture (via Zoom) on an intriguing topic that very few people I”ve ever met (including New Testament scholars) have ever delved into: What did early Christians think Jesus was doing between the time of his death and his resurrection.
This is the third and last lecture in my series on Jesus according to the Christians. You do not have to have been at either of the others to come or to understand this one — it is a stand alone lecture, with a good ole Aristotelian beginning, middle, and end.
All the funds we bring in will go to help pay for blog expenses, so we can continue to give every dime of membership fees and regular donations to the charities we support. The fee for the lecture, if you have not already paid for it, is $10. We accept more than the requested fee of course!
This week’s event will last for about 75 minutes. I will lecture for 45-50 minutes and then take questions for 15 -20.
ALSO: I am offering the HIGHEST BIDDER an additional 30 minutes with me after the lecture, one-on-one, just the two of us. See more information below.
Here’s the full scoop on the event:
June 12 (3:00 Eastern) Lecture Three. The Missing Days: Where was Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?
In the Gospels Jesus was crucified and buried on a Friday afternoon but was not raised from the dead until Sunday morning. Where was he in the meantime? Did he simply cease to exist? Did he go down to Hades like everyone else? If so, what was he doing there? Later Christians described those fateful days in books that did not make it into the New Testament, but that were highly influential on Christian thinking for centuries. Ever hear of the Harrowing of Hell? You will in *this* lecture!
The lecture will be on Zoom. Getting the link is very simple. :
- If you have NOT ALREADY made your donation for the lecture, first do so. Go to the blog site and at the bottom of the landing page and you will find two donation options: PayPal or Stripe (the latter is for credit cards).
- If you’ve already paid, or have just now paid: Send an email to Diane Pittman, our head of operations, at [email protected] indicating the amount you have paid.
- Diane will then send you the link for the lecture.
Easy schmeazy. We’re obviously on the honors system here. But since we are talking about the NT, you know what happens to those who cheat. If you don’t, read Acts 5:1-11. 😉
IN ADDITION: Would you like to have a 30-minute one-on-one with me after the lectures? That opportunity will go to the highest bidder. Would you like the chance? Bidding starts at $200. Send your bid to [email protected].
I very much hope you can come to the lecture. If you know others who might be interested — family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances — please let them know as well. I will try to make the talks as informative and interesting as I can.