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Accuracy of the Bible is unrivaled as a text

(09/30/04 4:00am)

The recent controversy surrounding CBS News documents related to President Bush's National Guard service demonstrated how the reliability and validity of documents must be examined before they are accepted as truth. In the same way, when considering Christianity, one must examine the reliability of the Bible, the foundation of the Christian faith. Upon careful review, one will find that the Bible is not only the most distributed, most translated and most unique religious text in the world, but it is one of the most verifiable and reliable documents in history, religious or otherwise.

The value of spirituality to college students

(09/09/04 4:00am)

During our undergraduate experience, we are challenged to consider many different issues. However, the one subject that seems to be taboo is a genuine examination of faith, especially Christianity.ÿChristianity's exclusion from academic or substantial discussion today has led it to be ridiculed and misunderstood.ÿ As the British philosopher G.K. Chesterton noted, "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." In this time of great academic curiosity and intellectual debate, therefore, can one afford not to take a little effort to examine faith, or will countless mistakes of the past be repeated as the examination is abandoned before it begins?