Stephen, Bart Ehrman and the Bible

We’re starting the trek across the Stephen-less desert of the 4th of July break. I’m going through my bookmarks, so let me put this interview up here before I move it to the Past Episodes page. For someone who claims to be a “high-status idiot,” Stephen holds his own here just fine.

Hearing Voices

I was hoping for Joan of Arc as an example, but I’ll settle for Moses. From Thursday’s show, the interview with Daniel Smith, author Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination. I really enjoy watching Stephen dial the intensity of his character up and down depending on the guest.

“Bigger than some of the minor saints”

How did I not see that coming? Stephen has the “definitive” coverage of the thwarted disturbance during the pope’s weekly audience. “Whenever anything happens to the pope, people ask me to interpret it. I’m kind of like the Pope’s pope.”
“As you all know, I’m huge in the Catholic community. I’m not saying I’m bigger than […]

Pelicans

“The Bible says ‘Rule over the birds of the air and the fish of the sea and every living creature that crawls on the earth.’ So I do. Otherwise animals would never go to church on their own. I take them every Sunday. You cannot believe how squirmy pelicans get during the Eucharist.”
Oh the sheer […]

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