In this study we examine a number of key questions about the backgrounds to the Gospels, including: What exactly are the Gospels? Why didn't Jesus Christ write His own Gospel? When were the Gospels written and why is this important? Why did it take so long for the Gospels to be written? How were the Gospels likely copied? What factors account for the similarities and differences between the Gospels? Are differences in the Gospels contradictory, or are they complementary?
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco and teaches classes on the Gospels at Ambassador Bible College.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.