I will be holding a webinar on Sunday June 28 at 4:00 – 5:15 pm to raise money for the Bart Ehrman Blog. Anyone is welcome to join; the minimum donation is $10, the maximum is … well, there is no maximum. Every penny that the webinar brings in will go directly to two of the blog’s charities, The Food Bank of Central/Eastern North Carolina and Doctors without Borders, split equally between them.
The topic of the seminar is “Do We Have the Original New Testament?” Among the issues to be covered are: How were the books of the New Testament copied in the years, decades and centuries after they were written? Who were the copyists? How many copies do we still have? How old are they? Why are there hundreds of thousands of differences among them? Are many of the differences significant? Is it possible we don’t know what the authors originally wrote?
In the webinar I will deliver a talk for about 40-45 minutes; the rest of the time I will entertain questions from participants, either emailed in advance or made during the webinar, via the chat function. We will do the webinar on Zoom.
Space will be limited, since the system will only accommodate a finite number of human beings. First come, first served. So sign up as soon as you can.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To request a space, send a private email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT reply here on the blog. For the SUBJECT LINE simply say “Register for Webinar.” In the text of the message, indicate that you would like to register and the amount you would like to donate.
We will then send you instructions for how to make the donation (donations must be received before the webinar) as well as further instructions about joining the webinar itself.
If you have any questions about the procedure, feel free to ask me on the blog or in a private email.
I hope we can raise a lot of money for worthy causes. I’m looking forward to it!