Thanks to Brian LePort and Jim West for bringing this article to my attention. I really laughed at Brian LePort’s title: “Bart Ehrman has a magical time machine!” While I respect Ehrman’s work on a lot of different issues and I think he’s a serious academic, this quote is silly:
“The authors intended to deceive their readers, and their readers were all too easily deceived,” Ehrman writes. “The use of deception to promote the truth may well be considered one of the most unsettling ironies of the early Christian tradition.”
Not only did he zip back 2000 years, but he read the minds of those who were writing the Gospels.