I’m teaching on the canon of Scripture tonight at Crossings Community Church. I put this together for the class. Hope you get it!

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    11 replies to "The Worst Email Address Typo in History"

    • bethyada

      Textual variants presumably?

    • Rob

      Yep, I don’t get it 🙁

    • Donnie

      Luke,”So what are the books?”. Timothy, “I can’t tell.”. Luke, “You can tell me, I’m a doctor.”. Looks like Paul shouldve spent more time in keyboarding 101.

    • Mike

      Gives new meaning to the term scroll.

    • cherylu

      And I thought I was bad about making typos!

    • bethyada

      I assumed it was related to the fact the letter to the Ephesians does not have “Ephesians” in some variants.

      Though I wonder if Michael is saying that it would have been helpful for the Apostle(s), eg. Paul, to give us a list of the canonical books. There is no list, it comes from various considerations of every book/letter. Though the cartoon implies (facetiously) perhaps there was a list but got lost due to a typo.

    • bethyada

      (And then Paul was executed so couldn’t check it got to Tim)

    • JoanieD

      To those of you who don’t get it….Paul wrote “con” instead of “com” in the address to Timothy, so poor Timothy would never have received the email.

    • Danquo

      I figured that, but it’s unclear as the FAIL punchline mentions @ephesusbible.con — as opposed to the original address of @ephesusbiblechurch.con.

      Either way, funny.

      The question I want to know is, if Paul had email available, was there no video chat that he could use to communicate to the churches? Would have avoided a shipwreck and snakebite!

    • Tom

      How could Paul know what books were to be in the NT?

    • Lisa

      If God exists, why doesn’t he just e-mail us?

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