Tag Archives: Reformation

Did the Reformers Read the Church Fathers?

This is just a light touch on the subject. I will try to get more specifics about how the Reformers, as well as fathers of denominations such as John Wesley with the Methodists and Alexander Campbell with the Churches of … Continue reading

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Christian History in a Nutshell

Ready? Let’s go! The apostles formed churches. Those churches formed churches. These churches had no leadership higher than the local city or town. Nonetheless, they were taught to carefully preserve the apostles’ teaching. Over time, as the churches grew, some … Continue reading

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Super-abbreviated Christian History Timeline

Don’t miss yesterday’s post. It has much more information. Here’s a very general timeline of Christian history as I see it: AD 33-70: Apostles/apostolic era AD 70-325: Pre-Nicene Era. Persecuted The church, with exceptions unavoidable in a world of humans, … Continue reading

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Do We Need Apologetics?

This note is added after I finished post. This qualifies as a rant, but I think it as obviously true as many of the rants I have read on the internet. They’re not all true, but many rants are the … Continue reading

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Christian History News In Focus: Has Evangelicalism Been Disproven by an Evangelical?

A blog called "Shameless Popery," which makes its way into my Google Alerts on a regular basis, posted an article called "An Evangelical Disproves Evangelicalism". The evangelical in question is Scot McKnight. I am only slightly familiar with him. I … Continue reading

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New Wine?

Today I read, “Tragically, [Martin] Luther did not realize that new wine cannot be repackaged into old wineskins.” Let me add, even more tragically, Luther did not have any new wine. A simple glance at history will confirm that Luther’s … Continue reading

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