Some of you may or may not be aware that Bart Ehrman, the preferred punching bag of pop-apologists everywhere, has launched a new podcast entitled Misquoting Jesus with Bart Ehrman. This is an entirely different enterprise than The Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, a program that has volunteers read recent posts from Ehrman’s blog. Rather, Misquoting Jesus with Bart Ehrman features the good doctor himself addressing various issues related to biblical studies. And what’s great about it is not simply that we get to hear directly from Ehrman almost weekly but that the podcast’s host is Megan Lewis, an Assyriologist who is part of the Digital Hammurabi team! Lewis is not only brilliant in her own right but she knows how to ask insightful questions and keep the conversation flowing, skills attributable no doubt to the multiple interviews she’s conducted over at the Digital Hammurabi YouTube channel. (She has also written with and edited books by her Assyriologist husband Joshua Bowen.)
If you’re needing some great podcast material, give Ehrman’s and Lewis’s podcast a try. I’ve listened to every episode thus far and have really enjoyed it.
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Thanks for that. I suffer from the criteria of embarrassment if I check in on that channel because five-year-old kids in a sandpit make more believable claims than the likes of, say, W.L. (low-bar) Craig and G. Habbermess.
I’m just going to come out and say it. Once you guys can inform people on something important with religion and what the practices were like Allen watts, Aryeh Kaplan, Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung speaking it in psychological terms, I’ll start watching what you have to say. Aryeh Kaplan wrote a book on meditation and the Bible. Allen watts has a book on religion and the spirit, and breaks that down beautifully. Carl Jung has a book on the psychology of kundalini yoga. Other scholars I’ve written to write back saying Jesus was a great mystic and didn’t practice Kundalini, and no where in the Bible does it say he did. That’s the most ignorant shit I’ve heard from theologian scholars. It’s like did you forget to take world religions 101 or 102 as a part of your degree? How about did you forget to take classes on what mysticism has to do with religion, an what the practices of mysticism entails? If Bart Erhman feels like having a real discussion with someone who practices kabbalah and has done spiritual work besides just reading knowledge and placing assumptions on things, just let me know when he’s ready. He can debate moron/idiot apologetics and atheists all he wants. It’s gonna go no where except down a toilet. Like I said once he’s ready to have a real discussion, I’ll be more than ready to have one with him. I will also be more than willing to listen and not argue with him. I think he’d enjoy having a discussion with me greatly.