Why do so many scholars hold so strongly that the New Testament Gospels, particularly Mark, Matthew and Luke, are more accurate and reliable for reconstructing history than the non-canonical when it was proven by Professor Wrede in 1902 (The Messianic Secret) that the author of Mark was a theologian not an historian?
Her blog is called The Forbidden Gospels Blog and below is the conclusion to her post, The Accuracy and Reliability of New Testament Gospels?
The sayings of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels are no more the verbatim words of Jesus than those recorded in the Gospel of Thomas, the Dialogue of the Savior, or the Secret Book of James. They are just more familiar to us because they have been part of the Christian tradition for so long. Has familiarity been mistaken for historicity? Read More
This coming Sunday is Evolution Sunday. First Pres., Elizabethton is one of 577 congregations participating. Plus we are going to be celebrating with African drumming. It is going to be an awesome service! Here is a great YouTube video in support of the Clergy Letter Project. It is called Faith and Evolution: A De-volutionary Encounter! It was put together by Crosswalk America. Be patient, it might take a minute or two to load.