Ron DiGiacomo at his blog proclaims the resurrection because God’s word, the Scriptures, tell us that Jesus rose from the dead. God is reality and truth and God has spoken and acted in history. God cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) God’s word tells us the reality of what happened.
Dr. White's recent Dividing Line programs on Mike Licona's Evidentialist methodology here, April 19, second half of program and also here on April 21, 2011 are excellent examples and critique of the weakness of relying solely on this method.
"As to who raised Him, I am willing to allow the question mark stand." Mike Licona
I am not willing to let that question mark stand!
God the Father raised Jesus. (Acts 2:32; Acts 3:15; Acts 4:10; Acts 10:40; Acts 13:30; Acts 13:33; Acts 13:34; Acts 13:37; Acts 17:31; Romans 4:24; Romans 6:4; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 1 Corinthians 15:15; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 1:21)
Jesus, God the Son and Son of God raised Himself from the dead. (John 10:18)
And the Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead. (Romans 8:11, I Peter 3:18; Romans 1:3-5)
All three persons of the Trinity were involved in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Another Scriptural indication of the Trinity!
That convinces me that the Evidentialist methodology of Mike Licona (and William Lane Craig) is weak and insufficient and Mike L. needs to get rid of that aspect of his method - he has some good things; but that aspect really is weak, and anit-climactic and is very disappointing when he says that at the end of his debates. I noticed he said the same thing at the beginning and during and at the end of his debate with atheist Richard Carrier. Mike also said strange things like, “for the sake of argument, the Scriptures are full of mistakes” against Muslim Shabir Ally.
And we can still affirm that historical evidence conforms to the reality of the truth of God Himself!
Historical Evidence accords with reality for Jesus’ Resurrection
(Video from Tyndale House)
The Empty Tomb, the character and variety of the appearances, also show that Jesus rose from the dead. And this is all testified and proclaimed in Scripture. Notice all the Scripture references they give for the different appearances of Jesus.
Ravi Zacharias asks – “how do you frighten someone raised from dead?”; and also shows how Christ is Lord, and is over history as so many famous and infamous people die in history.
May we rejoice in the power of Christ's atonement on the cross and the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!