Theology and Bible Study Articles
“The person who thirsts for God eagerly studies and meditates on the inspired Word, knowing that there, he is certain to find the One for whom he thirsts.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Myth – Fiction or Fact?
With some insouciance the internet atheist pronounces that all religion is a “myth”. His bravado is understandable. He has been taught that a myth is a story that is fanciful and not factual. A [...]
Myth and Magic in the Mundane
The Old Testament as Fantasy Literature As an English snob once said, “How odd of God to choose the Jews.” What is remarkable about the history of the Jewish people is that it is [...]
Who wrote Mark?
One of the things the atheists like to destroy is the New Testament. Without anything positive to offer themselves, they feel obliged to de-construct the authority of the New Testament if they can. A [...]
Commentaries Ancient and Modern
Yesterday I did something I rarely do: I threw away some books. The three books were Bible commentaries on the gospels by English Protestant scholars. G.B.Caird’s commentary on St Luke went in the trash [...]
Are the Gospels Historical? Part 2
It is easy to exchange convinced assertions: "The gospels are 100% God's holy Word and every bit is historically accurate!" or "The gospels are fairy tales!" However there is a discipline called "Biblical scholarship" [...]
Are the Gospels Historical?
Anyone who wishes to engage in a thoughtful and intelligent exploration of the Christian faith will have to ask whether the gospels are historically reliable. Can we believe that the stories in the gospels [...]