Friday, November 11, 2005

NBC on Jesus' Birth

NBC's "Dateline" is running a story on the birth of Jesus tonight. I'll watch it and comment on it here. There are some problems with the list of scholars they're featuring, and the introductory article gives the impression that there isn't much evidence to go by. I don't expect the show to be as bad as some of the programs we've seen in the past from ABC, for example. But I do expect it to significantly underestimate the evidence for the infancy narratives. We'll see.

For some examples of how not to respond to something like this, read the letters NBC posted after the article linked above.