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Free Apologetics Cruise!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Another interruption to my series:

Free Apologetics Cruise!

Well, not really free.  But it’s cheap-as-free.

In Ft. Lauterdale, FL, on Jan. 21,  James R. White will be debating Bart Ehrman on the question, “Can the Bible be inspired, in light of textual variation?” The debate will be followed by a 4-day cruise with apologetics lectures.  Due to a flailing economy, the cruise line has cut the price of the inside cabins by half, to $150.  (You’ll also need to spend about $150 for the hotel on the night of the 21st, and airfare, of course.)

FYI, Bart Ehrman is the author of Misquoting Jesus, a best-selling (well-written) book on textual criticism.  (Dan Wallace has a good review–both a short and a long version.)  Ehrman is now an agnostic, but was once an evangelical graduate of Moody Bible Institute.  He lost faith in the inspiration of Scripture, for a strange reason:

He thinks that if God miraculously inspired the Bible, then He would miraculously protect every copy that was ever made, so that we would have zero variation in manuscripts.  (None of those footnotes in your Bible that say, “Some manuscripts read…”)  It’s an odd bit of theology, and Dr. White will be challenging him on it.  (Ehrman later became agnostic, because of the problem of evil & suffering.)