I found this chapter to be very interesting. From a very young age, I was thought that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were the authors of the four gospels, and to be honest with you I never really understood that they some were the same and one was different. Whenever I would hear what we classify “The Christmas” story I didn’t know that it was actually in three of the four gospels. After reading the Bible for Dummies, it gave me a whole better understanding of the gospels that I will intern be able to use when teaching my Sunday School kids.
I can clearly see how someone would get confused about who actually wrote the Gospels and when there were written. After sitting in class I myself began to question who actually wrote the gospels, and how they knew what happened. The more that we talked about it the more familiar I was and could understand it better. In Strobel’s article I could clearly see where he was coming from. The fact that we have the synoptic gospels that pretty much tell the same story it can be hard to tell what one came first and who the authors were.
The guy the Strobel interview for his research made it much more clear to me on how the gospels came to be and why they are related. I feel that after having a clear understanding of these I can teach the younger members our my church youth group so they can learn to grow and appreciate them like I have in just this little bit that we have studied them.