Are there contradictions in the Bible?
Maybe it's because we have started to pay attention to the details of Scripture, or because we have had professors or intellectual friends question our faith in Scripture.
Those who have the audacity to question the Bible have forgotten the letter in Eusebius's Church History from Africanus to Aristides. Julias Africanus was a gifted historian who refutes "the opinion of others as forced and patently false" (35). More specifically he writes of how the geneologies of Christ in Matthew and Luke fit together.
It is very interesting that many times Eusebius helps us see that the Apostles were friends and clearly knew of each other's writing of the Gospels and Epistles and most probably read each other's works. Even in the New Testament books themselves the Apostle Peter reveres Paul's epistles as Scripture (2 Peter 3:15-16), and the Apostle Paul reveres Luke's Gospel as Scripture (1 Timothy 5:18).
Eusebius plainly states questions the Church leaders of his and previous days have had about various books in Scripture, but the truth is that if the Apostles were writing then spreading their Gospels and epistles, and reading each other's writings; there would have been serious issues of contradictions raised by the Apostles, not by us two thousand years later.
The bottom line is: just as easily as we can create contradictions in the Bible, we can make them all fit together with a little research.
There are some great Christian leaders I have met that are okay with their belief of contradictions in the Bible over the years, however, in my estimation, this doesn't adaquately portray what we can learn from Church History.