Here's another long lost episode from the old podcast! This was originally posted with Ecclesiam on January 24th, 2017. Kruger's work in canonical studies have spurred my own interest in the field. As nerdy and niche as this topic sounds it has highly practical implications for how we live our lives! As I recount in this conversation, I was outside an abortion clinic in Granite City, Illinois near the end of 2016 when I had an encounter with a film maker creating a documentary on the absurdity of Christianity. I was they there with our church to do sidewalk counseling. While we were there ministering to these women, I approached this man and engaged him in conversation and I learned he intended to expose Christians and their silly beliefs and practices. He grounded his belief in the "fact" that the Bible was a piecemeal product decided by the Emperor Constantine at the Council of Nicaea in 325. Think about that for a second. This man was living according to his convictions and was motivated to film and document "misled Christians" because he believed he had the facts. If what he believed was true then he possessed a good reason to do what he was doing. But what he believed was not true and we have good reasons to live the way we live in light of the truth! Whether you think it matters or not, what we believe about the origins of the canon make a tangible difference in how one will live their life.