In What Sense is God Bigger than the Bible?

God is certainly bigger than the Bible. However, this soundbyte can, and have been, abused – so here I draw a sketch on what the phrase may mean and doesn’t mean. First, then, the positive sketch. God is bigger than the Bible in the sense that he exists prior to it and is ontologically independent of […]

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Mythbusters: The Church created the Bible (Part 2)

Part one of this post, leaves the question of, what was it about these documents that separated them from others unanswered. Why was it these books and not those so called lost Gospels? Well, to answer that question, we have to look at what has come to be known as the “criteria” of canonicity. I […]

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Bottom-Up or Top-Down? Pt 2: Mysticism

Last post I dealt with the topic of how one might come to know God. Specifically, I sketched two positions on the issue; the first position would argue that one could know God by reasoning from the bottom-up; that is, the way to construct an accurate theology is by means of self-reflection, whereas the second view holds […]

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Mythbusters: The Church created the Bible (part 1)

Ok, so, the History channel quite regularly has these specials about the “lost” books of the Bible. You’ve probably seen them or heard of them. There are a TON of them. They usually come on right before Ancient Aliens and right after Finding Bigfoot or something, but that’s neither here nor there. So Archeologists have found […]

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Mythbusters: Do your best and God will do the rest

Well it’s been a while since the last blog post on Covenantal Thoughts. This month the folks at CT will be discussing various myths about religion in general and Christianity in particular. The myths we select are those that, according to our perception, seems to be gaining traction in a popular level. We begin with […]

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