100 episodes

Each week on the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, John Mueller will read two posts from the Bart Ehrman Blog – the first will be a post from the not too distant past, and the second will be from the blog archives (one published roughly the same calendar week but from years 2012 to 2016).

The Bart Ehrman Blog was created in 2012 to raise money for charities devoted to fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Each week, Dr. Ehrman publishes 5 or 6 posts (approximately 1000 words each post) providing his insights, opinions, and illuminations on important issues and topics pertaining to the Historical Jesus, the New Testament and Early Christianity. To stay current with all of Dr. Ehrman’s new posts, to read any of Dr. Ehrman’s previous posts, to comment on any of his posts, to read Dr. Ehrman’s responses to comments, and to access other features of the blog, you must become a member of the Bart Ehrman Blog. Cost of membership is minimal (less $4 for a monthly membership or less than $25 for an annual membership) and ALL PROCEEDS from membership go to charity. To join, go to www.ehrmanblog.org

Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is a renowned scholar of the Historical Jesus, the New Testament, and Early Christianity; he is the recipient of numerous academic awards, grants, and fellowships; he is a frequent lecturer, debater, and media pundit; he has authored more than 20 books including five which made the New York Times Best Sellers List; he is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and among numerous other accomplishments, he is an incredibly great guy.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 166 Ratings

Each week on the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, John Mueller will read two posts from the Bart Ehrman Blog – the first will be a post from the not too distant past, and the second will be from the blog archives (one published roughly the same calendar week but from years 2012 to 2016).

The Bart Ehrman Blog was created in 2012 to raise money for charities devoted to fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Each week, Dr. Ehrman publishes 5 or 6 posts (approximately 1000 words each post) providing his insights, opinions, and illuminations on important issues and topics pertaining to the Historical Jesus, the New Testament and Early Christianity. To stay current with all of Dr. Ehrman’s new posts, to read any of Dr. Ehrman’s previous posts, to comment on any of his posts, to read Dr. Ehrman’s responses to comments, and to access other features of the blog, you must become a member of the Bart Ehrman Blog. Cost of membership is minimal (less $4 for a monthly membership or less than $25 for an annual membership) and ALL PROCEEDS from membership go to charity. To join, go to www.ehrmanblog.org

Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is a renowned scholar of the Historical Jesus, the New Testament, and Early Christianity; he is the recipient of numerous academic awards, grants, and fellowships; he is a frequent lecturer, debater, and media pundit; he has authored more than 20 books including five which made the New York Times Best Sellers List; he is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and among numerous other accomplishments, he is an incredibly great guy.

    Would I Be Personally Upset if the Mythicists Were Right (That Jesus Never Existed)? When Did Jesus Die? Dating Jesus' Death by the Earthquake

    Would I Be Personally Upset if the Mythicists Were Right (That Jesus Never Existed)? When Did Jesus Die? Dating Jesus' Death by the Earthquake

    Dr. Ehrman might be "energized" if the mythicists were proven right, but his own rigorous investigation tells him that Jesus really existed.
    Bart criticizes scientists who claim to have found the year of Jesus' crucifixion, pointing out they have no appreciation of the symbolism in Matthew.

    • 16 min
    Thanksgiving Blog Post 2022

    Thanksgiving Blog Post 2022

    Bart shares his Thanksgiving message that is personal and reflective.

    • 16 min
    What's It Like to Teach at a Research University? What Serious Research Projects Can Undergraduates Do in Early Christianity?

    What's It Like to Teach at a Research University? What Serious Research Projects Can Undergraduates Do in Early Christianity?

    Dr. Ehrman looks at the rewards and demands of teaching at a place like UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Through descriptions of two honors theses, Bart shows the type of sophisticated research undergraduates sometimes undertake. 

    • 17 min
    My New Course and Some Big Questions for Studying the New Testament

    My New Course and Some Big Questions for Studying the New Testament

    My New Course and Some Big Questions for Studying the New Testament

    • 23 min
    Why Christians and Conservatives Should Accept Evolution - Michael Shermer

    Why Christians and Conservatives Should Accept Evolution - Michael Shermer

    In the second part of his Blog Anniversary Guest Post, Michael Shermer describes 8 reasons that conservative Christians should appreciate the explanatory power of evolution.

    • 29 min
    Is It Even Possible to Follow Jesus' Teaching to "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself"

    Is It Even Possible to Follow Jesus' Teaching to "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself"

    Is It Even Possible to Follow Jesus' Teaching to "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself"
    Did Jesus' insistence on complete self-sacrifice and caring for the less fortunate actually change people's behavior?
    A Funny Story about the Rapture
    A brief recollection about changing spiritual views, the fundamentalist idea of the rapture, and a film called "Thief in the Night" that was a precursor to the later "Left Behind" series.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

dalexhouston ,

Must-listen for anyone interested in the Bible

If you’re interested in the Bible, early Christianity, the historical Jesus, or the early Christian church this is a must-listen. The scholarship of Dr. Ehrman is unparalleled and refreshing. He has a way of connecting the dots between history and theology and theological developments In the early church that is both fascinating and challenging.

Leoevon ,

Revolutionary

I love Bart Ehrman. As a spiritual person myself, I also appreciate unfiltered history. Thanks Bart!

Madame Thinker ,

More Content, Less Blog Promoting

I would enjoy this podcast more if less time was spent directing listeners to the blog. I listen to podcasts while I’m working and don’t have the time to sit down and read lengthy blog posts... The topics presented are fascinating, but I listen to podcasts for the sake of being able to multi-task. Overall, the information being given is very good and insightful. I wish there was more information in each episode.

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