Greek and New Testament scholar Dan Wallace gives a much needed warning to church elders and the need for biblical education within the church:
One lesson we must learn from Misquoting Jesus [Bart Ehrman's best-selling book] is that those in ministry need to close the gap between the church and the academy. We have to educate believers. Instead of trying to isolate laypeople from critical scholarship, we need to insulate them. They need to be ready for the barrage, because it is coming. The intentional dumbing down of the church for the sake of filling more pews will ultimately lead to defection from Christ. Ehrman is to be thanked for giving us a wake-up call.
Source: Daniel B. Wallace. My Favorite Passage that’s Not in the Bible.