December 23rd, Kurt Eichenwald wrote a 7,500+ piece for Newsweek Magazine repeating the same, tired “factoids” about Christian history, textual tradition and transmission processes, repeating the typical ignorance on the subject matter.
There was a sort of flurry on Twitter. My response was pretty simple, if maybe a little sarcastic (here, here, here, and here) and there was kind of a strange if telling exchange between Echenwald and James White. The whole day lead Eichenwald to respond,
Isn't it interesting I write a piece that says, basically, let's discuss the Bible and the response of Christian apologists is to name-call?
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 23, 2014
Well, whatever the situation on Twitter, there have been responses since then. several, actually. Thoughtful Christian scholars and leaders and have written thorough and documented responses:
- James White did two webcast responses (here and here)
- Michael Kruger wrote two blog responses (here and here) that started a conversation in the comments here.
- Daniel Wallace wrote a blog response (here)
- Al Mohler wrote a blog response (here)
You can enjoy those responses (caution: it’s a lot of material, but it’s worth it).