Inspired Imperfection


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In Inspired Imperfection, Gregory A. Boyd adds another counterintuitive and provocative thesis to his corpus. While conservative scholars and pastors have struggled for years to show that the Bible is without errors, Boyd considers this…

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How Reliable were the Early Church’s Oral Traditions?

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How reliable were the early church’s oral traditions? In terms of assessing the reliability of the Gospels, this is an extremely important question. First century Jewish culture was what scholars today would call an “orally…

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Is the Book of Acts Reliable?

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(Note: We apologize that certain German vowels didn’t translate onto this site). Introduction The book of Acts is of critical importance in the contemporary debate about the historical Jesus. The reason for this is straightforward….

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The Bible Contains Errors

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Throughout the Gospels, Jesus expressed an unqualified confidence that Scripture infallibly communicates the will of God. He consistently referred to it when deciding matters related to faith. This same attitude was also adopted by the…

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The Center of the Bible

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Over the past few posts, we’ve been discussing various aspects of the Bible’s authority. We talked about the God-breathed nature of the book, reasons why we can trust it, and about what to do with…

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When the Bible has Errors

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In the previous post, we dealt with the question of why we are able to trust Scripture. But we need to explore this further because if you read the Bible carefully, you will find parts…

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Why Trust the Bible?

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A skeptic might point out that the proof regarding the authority of the Bible that we discussed in the previous post depends upon the Bible to prove its own inspiration. This might work for people…

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The Authority of the Bible

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When sworn into office, judges in America promise to uphold the Constitution of the United States. In their role as a judge, they often wrestle with the right way to interpret and apply the Constitution….

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Are the Gospels Historical Fiction?

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Some scholars today argue that the stories recorded in the Gospels are actually intentional fabrication. In essence, they argue that Mark took Paul’s theology and robed the story of Jesus in a fictitious historical narrative….

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What About the Contradictions Found in the Gospels?

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It’s quite common for people to question the veracity of the Gospels because there are contradictions between them. In fact, an interaction between Steven Colbert and Bart Erhman, a scholar who makes a big deal…

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Drum Roll Please: Greg’s Final Critique of Bart Ehrman’s Article

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This is the ninth and final of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? Thanks for hanging in there for this last one….

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 8

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This is the eighth of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? In this segment, Greg gets into the nitty gritty of why…

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 7

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This is the seventh of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? In this segment, Greg argues against Ehrman’s claim that the Roman…

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 6

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This is the sixth of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? In this segment, Greg addresses the apparent discrepancies in the genealogies of Luke…

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 5

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This is the fifth of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? In this segment, Greg points out that none of Bart’s material…

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 4

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This is the fourth of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? We hope you’re enjoying these! They really provide a great overall…

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 3

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This is the third of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? If you missed the first two installments you can find them…

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 2

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This is the second of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? If you missed it, you can catch the first installment here.

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Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 1

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This is the first of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? Greg went to school with Bart and is very familiar…

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Isn’t the Gospel of John unreliable compared to the Synoptic Gospels?

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Question: The Jesus Legend  persuaded me that the Gospels are generally reliable. But I remain very skeptical of the reliability of the Gospel of John. It was written long after the Synoptics, and its view…

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