How does fear factor into race-relations in the South African context, and how can we work against it?
Category: History & Society
Review—Christian Mission: A Concise Global History
Edward Smither’s Christian Mission presents a clear and sweeping account of Christian mission from the early church to today.
Church History for Dummies: Patrick of Ireland
Patrick’s evangelistic efforts would go on to inspire a generation of Celtic missionaries who evangelized Western Europe.
Polycarp–Bishop of Smyrna
As we near the end of the New Testament, we naturally see the end of the apostolic era. These apostles, … More
Muhammad: A Prophet Like unto Jesus?
The Islamic religion claims that it shares the same foundation as its Judeo-Christian counterparts. Central to this claim is that the prophet Muhammad is the last in a long line of prophets that began with Adam. What should we make of this as Christians?
Church History for Dummies #5: Cyprian of Carthage
Cyprian’s works are characterized by a church-oriented clarity, simplicity, and concern about practical ecclesial matters.
Church History for Dummies #3: The Montanists
Who were the Montanists?
Church History for Dummies #2: Irenaeus
Irenaeus was born in Asia Minor, likely between the years AD 115–140 and lived till around AD 202 with some … More
Authority in the Local Church—A Comparative Study | Part 3
How do elder-ruled and elder-led congregational churches understand church authority?
Church History for Dummies #1: Gnosticism
At the heart of the Gnostic movements was an underlying idea that salvation rested in secret knowledge.