No Trinity, No Christianity

This last week our class on early and medieval Christian history moved into overviewing the work of Cappadocian fathers, who are primarily famous for helping Christianity define its beliefs in the Trinity. The importance of […]

American Christians vote for Emperor Constantine [Course Reverie]

This last week our class had an extended conversation about the negative or positive benefits of Emperor Constantine becoming extremely supportive of Christianity in the Roman Empire. The question at play always becomes, “Should Christians […]

American Secular Prophets: Why Christians Must Listen to Comedians [Common Thought]

My favorite escapes in life are short internet videos and podcasts. Back in August, it seemed a number of videos and a podcast in my world converged on the topic of comedy. Add to this […]

Malachi: Prophet of Expectation

Historical Background: Malachi does not have a lot evidence which could provide a specific date for its composition. The most compelling pieces of data would be that the second temple has been built and the […]

Obadiah: Prophet of Brotherly Hatred [Examining Biblical Literature]

Historical Background: The vision of Obadiah is more a political slam than most of the prophets. Obadiah stands beside Nahum as a prophecy about another nation, one which will feel the wrath of God for […]

Christian Persecution & Persecution in America [Course Reverie]

This week our course focused on the ten persecutions against Christians by the Roman government throughout the first three centuries. Often it is stated Christians need to calm down with their ideas of grand persecution […]