Bart Ehrman’s latest appearance on the Colbert Report came just in time for the Triduum and Easter Sunday.  That said, Colbert had an early Easter lunch.  It amazes me that the most liberal and most conservative scholars have one thing in common – they play by the rules of Enlightenment rationalism.  Colbert, though a comedian (and, reportedly, a RCC Sunday School teacher), seems to get this.  His  interview with Ehrman, though comical, seems to get at the core issues.  His elephant parable is a shining example.  The Gospel writers were humans telling a story from their own perspectives, selecting and arranging materials that fit their audiences.  That’s not contradiction…just good (inspired) journalism.  Take a listen…

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