Wednesday, April 16, 2008
If you will remember, last week I conducted some interviews with some Piedmont Community College students. During the interview I met a young woman named April. April expressed a core question --- and this question is linked with Nick's question that you will see down a little ways (I didn't put them one after the other because I really wanted to show that cool gargoyle picture). Anyway, April asked: "How do you know if the things in the Bible are real or not?" This is a terrific question --- and a question that deserves a great deal of time. I think that April is referring to many of the issues that were raised as a result of the book/movie The Da Vinci Code. This is my guess --- it partly stems from her next comment, where April said: "People know things to cover things up, and the Bible is written by human hands."
If you haven't figured out yet, I am not going to sit at this computer and pontificate all the orthodox details of the Christian faith. I am hoping to open up a conversation for all of us to have. Please comment and make suggestions for how we are to understand the questions that are raised. I think April's question is vitally important. How can we trust a book that was written by human hands and was written thousands of years ago?