Christian Persecution Continues Today

| May 15, 2013

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Christian Martyrs

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Christian MartyrsIt started after the resurrection in the first century (Acts 5:17-42) Stephen, “a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit,” (Acts 6:1-15) was the first martyr. You can read about it in Acts 7:1-59. And it continued all through the Roman […]

The Protestant Reformation

| October 31, 2012

October 31 is not only Halloween, it’s also Protestant Reformation Day – a pivotal point in Christian History. It started with Jesus and the Resurrection when he defeated death. Then Pentecost when God gave us the Holy Spirit. The Paul’s missionary journeys to spread the Gospel. Emperor Constantine converted from Paganism to Christianity declaring that […]

St. Patrick – An Early Church Missionary

| March 17, 2012

St. Patrick witnessed the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity. His grandfather, Potitus was a Christian priest and his father, Calpornius a deacon.

Would you be willing to die for your faith?

| March 4, 2012

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Christian Martyrs

In today’s world, there is still rampant persecutions of Christians. The most recent and currently “news-breaking” story is of Christian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who is in prison in Iran since 2009. He was accused of apostasy, the abandonment or renunciation of a religious belief. He renounced Islam and became a Christian. He is sentenced to death.

The Jewish Jesus – More Prophecies

| December 13, 2011

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Jewish Jesus

And the prophecies continue:
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.” ~Jeremiah 23:5

More of the Jewish Jesus – Isaiah

| December 12, 2011

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Jewish Jesus

The Prophet Isaiah may be the best known of the Messianic Prophets. The book of Isaiah was written 700 years before the birth of Christ.

The Jewish Jesus: Prophecies Fulfilled

| December 11, 2011

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Jewish Jesus

My series, The Christian Centuries, starts in the first century after Jesus was born. I plan to follow Christian church history through the centuries. But Christianity didn’t begin in the year 1. Christianity is deeply rooted in the rich history of Judaism.

Not Too Much to Hope For—An End to Slavery in the World

| November 27, 2011

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction…“In heaven we’ll be all equal in God’s kingdom. Here in the Roman Imperium, there are still slaves and masters.” “If it were up to me, I would free all our slaves.” As she said that, Claudia looked up to see Anthony […]

What is religion?

| October 31, 2011

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchWhat is religion? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing. ~The Reason for God, Timothy Keller Man […]

Catholicism vs. Christianity

| October 30, 2011

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchChristianity came first. In the 300s Emperor Constantine called together Bishops of all the Christian Churches in the Roman Empire and they established the Nicene Creed — known today as the Apostles Creed. Later on the Pope came to […]