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Cool Old Bibles

One of the fun parts of being a student of church history is studying the history of Bible translation. There are so many fascinating stories that lay behind the various versions of the Bible that we know today. Many men … Continue reading

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St. Patrick

We’re a bit early, but next Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day (which happens to be my birthday, so only a few shopping days left…). Patrick was a fascinating man who lived an extraordinary life, though somewhat involuntarily. Recently, John Aloisi over at … Continue reading

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Living History

As I’ve been preparing for our upcoming Vital Life course on the history of the early church, I’ve had fresh opportunity to consider God’s faithfulness to his people through the ages. Yesterday, the guys over at Desiring God relayed a … Continue reading

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The Real St. Patrick

Sunday was my birthday, and apparently the day that St. Patrick died some 1,500+ years ago. His life was a fascinating one: kidnapped from England at age 16 by Irish raiders, he was taken to Ireland and enslaved for years. … Continue reading

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Why Study the Early Church?

Imagine a church facing significant tensions, both from within and from without. Strong ethnic and religious pressures were threatening its very existence, as the issues of who belonged to God’s people and how rose to the forefront. There was significant … Continue reading

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450 Years and Counting

I love church history because it reminds me of several important truths: We’re not the first ones to live out the Christian faith. We’re not the first ones to struggle with certain challenges and attacks. We’re not inventing this as … Continue reading

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John Bunyan and the Righteousness of Christ

Many times we find ourselves trying to do better to find favor with God. However, we fall extremely short each time we try. Does this mean that God is angry at us?  Does it mean that we’ve sinned too much … Continue reading

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