EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

At Bart Ehrman Professional Services, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most accurate information about the history and literature of early Christianity.  To ensure high quality, all of our content must meet the following strict guidelines.

  1. All content is written by well-qualified individuals
  2. All content is proof-read for accuracy & high quality
  3. All content must be related to Biblical studies, Jesus, or Christianity

Please feel free to click on any of the guidelines above to learn more about our standards or simply grab a coffee and commence scrolling!

#1 - ALL CONTENT IS WRITTEN BY WELL-QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS

You may be familiar with Youtube influencers with hundreds of thousands of followers talking about the Bible, Jesus, and early Chrisitianity.

Some of them are knowledgeable and/or passionate about these topics, but some simply do not have the requisite training and background to teach about these issues.

That's why why vet all of our writers thoroughly.  While we do not require our contributors to hold a PhD, we do require that they hold an MDiv or its equivalent.  For example, we may consider several years of experience working in this field as a suitable replacement for an MDiv.

#2 - ALL CONTENT IS PROOF-READ FOR ACCURACY & HIGH QUALITY

It's imporant for readers to be able to trust the  information they read online.

When we provide information on Bartehrman.com, we are keenly aware of this responsibility, and we don't take it lightly.  That's why do all of the following when posting an article:

  • We quote, reference, and cite 3rd party expert sources
  • We check all of our articles for grammatical accuracy
  • We ensure all statitics or quotes are up-to-date and accurate
  • We try our best to provide clear and concise information related to the subject matter

Our goal is a great reading experience you can trust.  To that end, all our content is first written by a qualified contributor, then edited by our Director of Marketing, Chris Huntley, and finally reviewed by Dr. Bart Ehrman.

#3 - ALL CONTENT MUST BE RELATED to bibilical studies, Jesus, or christianity

It probably goes without saying you won't find articles about politics, cute kittens, or how to repair your kitchen faucet on Bartehrman.com.  

Here are some of the topics we may discuss on this site:

  • The Historical Jesus
  • The Gnostic Gospels
  • How We Got the Bible
  • The Life and Writings of Paul
  • Who Wrote the Gospels?
  • Heaven and Hell
  • Greco-Roman Religions and Culture
  • Judaism in Jesus' Day
  • Forgery in Antiquity
  • Did Jesus Exist?
  • The Hebrew Bible
  • Women in Early Christianity
  • Early Christian Heresies
  • Christian Apocrypha

If you have any questions about our editorial standards, please visit our Contact Us page.