This article assumes that the ministry of evangelism is necessary to the life and health of the church. The author discusses why the church no longer seems to produce leaders who are both scholarly and evangelistic, and highlights the role of the theological seminary in producing such scholary evangelical leaders.
People love conspiracies. They love it even more when it involves politics, noteworthy people, or such institutions as Christianity. After all, isn't it exciting to think that there is some sinister plot that lurks behind what we don’t know, or perhaps, don’t want to accept? It is in this context that so many people have latched on to The Da Vinci Code, a novel by Dan Brown. People use it as a vehicle to express their doubts.
Some biblical scholars believe that the four Gospels were not written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. According to this view, the traditional authorship was assigned or guessed at by the early church. This suggestion is put forward, casting doubt on the traditional authors, without much examination of its own merits. This article argues that the evidence for this position is limited. The belief that there originally was anonymity of authorship of the Gospels is unlikely.