I just finished Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus. It was a pretty basic book but his main point raised some very good questions for me. His main beef about inerrancy is that it is a vacuous word. Almost all evangelicals affirm in their creeds innerancy but only in the autograph. But the problem, Ehrman rightly contends, is that we don’t have the autograph. For me, the only thing I thought was “now we have something to work towards.” The fact that we don’t have the autographs at least gave us something to do, but I never actually thought through what it meant for innerancy. And I haven’t thought through all the implications but one thing I know, inerrancy as its classically been defined has become for me a vacuous term. I can completely agree that the Bible is inerrant in its autograph but that doesn’t get me anywhere. In what sense then can we talk about the Bible as inerrant?