Monthly Archives: March 2014

Now for something a little different

I enjoy ancient history, particularly Greek and Roman history. One of the best books I’ve read is Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, which I had to read during my academic career when I was getting my BS in International Affairs and my MS in International Relations. It’s basically a required textbook for international affairs students, because Thucydides explores the …

Why are we so quick to discount the Bible?

Lately, I’ve been wondering why we’re so quick to discount the Bible. ¬†What I mean by that is, so often, I hear people talk about things they believe were “cut out” of the Bible. ¬†People have a fascination with the Gnostic “gospels” and with other apocryphal stories and seem to treat these with greater reverence than the Bible itself. For …