It is worth pausing first to say what inerrancy is not. Some people want inerrancy to include no grammatical irregularities or no strange spellings. Whereas to be quite frank, we in the West are only …Continue Reading
How Did the New Testament Canon Develop?
In regard to the New Testament canon, Dr. Ehrman often claims that early Christians had a variety of New Testament canons at their disposal. He talks about “wild diversity” within early Christianity. Dr. Ehrman argues …Continue Reading
Are the New Testament Manuscripts Reliable? (I)
The question whether the New Testament manuscripts are reliable is hugely important, and is on the frontal lobe of all sorts of people today, including those who read Bart Ehrman’s ‘Misquoting Jesus’, Muslim apologists, and …Continue Reading
Are the New Testament Manuscripts Reliable? (II)
One of the things most New Testament scholars are convinced of is that we do not have to come up with conjectural emendation anywhere in the New Testament, or if we do, it is only …Continue Reading
Can We Trust the Bible to Tell Us the Truth?
Did Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Actually Author the Gospel Accounts?
Another feature in gospel studies that is often raised is the idea that the authors who are associated with the gospels did not really write the gospels that they are associated with. The claim is …Continue Reading
Is there a central message throughout all 66 unique books of the Bible?
Although the Bible is made up of 66 separate documents of different lengths and different literary types – from poetry to story to genealogy to oracle to lament to some esoteric kinds we rarely use …Continue Reading
Why Does a ‘Loving God’ Permit Evil in our World?
The question is whether the terrible suffering in the world – and the amount of suffering in the world is terrible – is incompatible with the existence of God. I think the answer of whether …Continue Reading
Why Did Certain Texts Make It into the Canon?
I am not assuming that Paul did not have bad days; and I am not assuming that he never uttered a word that was not a mistake – that would not be my assumption. That …Continue Reading
How can We Trust the Canon Created by the Early Church?
First of all, I do not accept that the church fathers created the canon. I think that is an entirely wrong category for what happened. It is the wrong category by their own talk about …Continue Reading