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His Popular Blog Debunks Christian Myths. With the Profits, He Does the Christian Thing.

posted on February 14, 2023

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service profiles Bart Ehrman, a religious studies scholar known for his erudite, accessible blog that debunks Christian theological myths. He has donated all the proceeds from his blog, nearly $2 million, to charitable organizations. He said, “Ten or 12 years ago, I felt bad I wasn’t doing much for charity, like volunteering in a soup kitchen. Then it occurred to me, ‘Maybe I could use my distinctive skills as a way of doing something for charity.’ This is something I can do that others can’t.” Ehrman plans to combine his passion for biblical scholarship and charity in a forthcoming book on the history of giving to the poor in the early church.

Read at Religion News Service