History

What Did Jesus Look Like Physically?

Every action of His that is recorded in the Gospels indicates that He was a man of physical courage…

Podcast S4, Ep. 13 – How to Study the Past

We often impose moral judgements on the past. Instead, let’s try to let the past speak for itself…

Was Jesus a Roman Citizen?

As far as we know Jesus was not a Roman citizen, although He was a Roman national or subject…

What Are the Basic Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Churches?

A closer look at the theology, worship, practices and beliefs of Eastern Orthodoxy…

Charles Hodge on the Teaching Office of the Church by Thiago Silva, ThM

Hodge rightly claims that the Church must be an educational institution that makes disciples and teaches all of God’s Word…

Who Were St. Patrick and St. Brigid? Are All the Stories about Them True?

Though somewhat shrouded in legend, St. Patrick and St. Brigid are important figures in the history of Irish Christianity…

John Calvin’s Pastoral Concern for the Church by Thiago Silva, ThM

Calvin intended to create a more just society, where Christians are examples for society, living under God’s Word…

Why Do Some Christians Begin and End Prayers with the Sign of the Cross and Why Is the Sign Made with Three Fingers?

Making the sign of the cross dates to the early 2nd century. Believers used it as a source of identification…

How Did We Come To Refer to the Scriptures as the Bible?

The Bible, as the name of the Jewish-Christian sacred writings as a whole, is actually a comparatively new term…

Ask Augustine: Do You Think the Most Dangerous Sermon in America Was Jonathan Edwards’ Sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God?”

Edwards’ sermon was not dangerous. The most dangerous sermons are ones that define Christianity apart from Scripture…

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