I’m excited for a debate happening October 1, called “Can We Trust the Text of the New Testament?”
The debate will feature Dr. Daniel B. Wallace and Dr. Bart D. Ehrman, who present cases ‘for’ and ‘against’ whether we can trust our New Testament manuscripts to tell us about Jesus and the early Church.
Since I can’t make it to the debate I will probably buy a DVD. Here’s why I’m excited: while I’m a professing Christian who trusts the New Testament, I only began to trust the Bible near the time I began to trust Christ. And I know plenty of people who trust neither. Some people I know are convinced by Dr. Ehrman’s arguments, or similar ones, so I’ll listen to the debate with one ear tuned to its value for apologetics. But I’m intrigued by these scholars’ points of view anyway; I expect Dr. Ehrman to give all the best evidence against trusting the New Testament, and I expect Dr. Wallace to have clear, excellent counter-arguments.
Below you’ll find event details, debater profiles, and a short list of recommended reading on whether we can trust the New Testament.
Attending the SMU Debate
WHEN October 1, 2011, 7pm CDT.
Learn more about the DVD Release