Colbert Report Archive

Was Jesus in Agony on the Cross, as per Mark, or not, as per Luke?

The day before Good Friday, on the Colbert Report, Bart Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, attempted to demonstrate that the gospels of Mark and Luke stand in hopeless contradiction to one another with respect to the death of Jesus. “For example,” says […]

Do Mark and Luke Contradict on the Death of Jesus?

The day before Good Friday on The Colbert Report Bart Ehrman attempted to demonstrate that the Gospels of Mark and Luke stand in hopeless contradictions to one another with respect to the death of Jesus Christ.[1] Ironically, Tom Krattenmaker notes Ehrman’s claims on this same issue in USA Today on April 13th, 2009.[2] Ehrman makes […]