News is circling around right now regarding Mike Licona, the Southern Baptist's Apologetics Coordinator for the North American Mission Board (note: Mohler seems to indicate that Licona is not longer with NAMB. I have no confirmation of this. As of this post, he is still listed on the staff page). The controversy surrounds some things Licona has written in his massive, 700+ page book entitled The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach. Therein, Licona casts doubt on the historicity of the events described in Matthew 27:51-54. Licona instead seems to prefer an "apocalyptic" or poetic reading of that passage. This, of course, has created some discussion as to whether or not Licona really holds to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy or, rather, if he holds on to it firmly enough. Apologist James White has dubbed Licona a "reluctant inerrantist" citing not only the book but also his recent appearance on the Unbelievable radio broadcast opposite noted atheist Bart Ehrman. On that program, Licona is clear in stating that he didn't consider Biblical inerrancy to be a "cardinal doctrine".
Well, if you find this conversation interesting and important, as I do, you can get caught up here:
Listen to James White's analysis of the entire controversy here. And also here.
Read Albert Mohler's review of the situation here on his blog.
Read Norman Geisler's "Open Letter" to Licona here.
I've read some responses that are supposedly from Mike Licona to Mohler and Geisler, however, I have not found solid confirmation that they really come from him. Licona's "Risen Jesus" website seems to be kind of dysfunctional right now. There is an incomplete Facebook page in his name that has a few interesting pieces on it -- thanks to Sam Shamoun. You can check it out here.
Okay, have fun!