Here I am speaking today at First Baptist Charlottesville and I really have no idea what I'm pointing at.
Despite my confusion, I hope the good folks there learned a thing or two about the synoptic problem and textual criticism. I'm kinda like the guy who can't find a good sandwich and then opens his own sandwich shop. If I think the evidence points elsewhere, then I will probably write a book about it. Yet another goal for my talk today on the historical reliability of the Gospels was to give hope to people who have been confused by the voice of people like Bart Ehrman. Yes, the Gospels can be trusted, and no, you don't need to be afraid of the art and science of textual criticism. At any rate, my thanks to Pastor Rob and the good people at First Baptist for hosting our seminar today and to everyone who turned out to hear some guy pointing at the sky.