What Brings You Here?
Thanks for “What Brings You Here?” (First Person, BAR 39:04). After reflecting on what brings me back to BAR with each issue, I fall into the category of the “struggler.” Biblical archaeology illuminates many questions but fails to provide many solid answers.
We live in a fascinating time when people have access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi codices—even the Bible. Through BAR, we are fortunate to have a “meeting place” of scholarly opinions.
I like to strategically place a copy of BAR on the lunchroom table at work. I always enjoy the range of reactions. One of my coworkers reads the magazine hoping to affirm his faith in the Bible. Another is more interested in having the Bible “disproved.” I take the middle road.
Thank you for delivering such an informative, challenging, occasionally humorous and always enjoyable magazine.
Unabashed Fan Note
I’m an atheist, however I am a huge fan of BAR. I generally save it to read when I’m clear of work, ringing phones, distractions, etc.