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LISTEN: The Pagan Reaction: Julian the Apostate, Part 1 (The History of Christianity #121 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-pagan-reaction-julian-the-apostate-part-1-the-history-of-christianity-121 Many young believers have no concept of the hundreds of years of history that Christianity had gone through since the time of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. The purpose of this broadcast is to dispel this notion by sharing with listeners the history of Christianity from the ministry of

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Dr. Michael Brown on When the Church Ruled by the Sword

Last month, I stated that the essential difference between Christianity and Islam was the difference between Jesus and Muhammad, the difference between the cross and the sword, the difference between liberation and subjugation. Unfortunately, through much of Christian history, the Church has departed from the message and example of Jesus, also ruling

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LISTEN: The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea: The Council of Nicea, Part 5 (The History of Christianity #119 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-arian-controversy-and-the-council-of-nicea-part-5-the-history-of-christianity-119 Many young believers have no concept of the hundreds of years of history that Christianity had gone through since the time of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. The purpose of this broadcast is to dispel this notion by sharing with listeners the history of Christianity from the ministry of

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The Lives of Some of the Christian Church’s Greatest Heroes Often Undermined the Gospel They So Eloquently Preached – And That Offers Us Strange Encouragement

In the last year, the greatest challenge to my faith has been reading about the church’s history (mainly from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s A History of Christianity). In many ways, the story of Christianity is full of light—mission, education, art, healthcare, abolition, compassion, justice—and I have read, taught, and loved that story

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LISTEN: The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea: The Council of Nicea, Part 4 (The History of Christianity #118 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-arian-controversy-and-the-council-of-nicea-part-4-the-history-of-christianity-118 Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is Romans 10:9-10 which reads: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and

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LISTEN: The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea: The Council of Nicea, Part 1 (The History of Christianity #115 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-council-of-nicea-part-1-the-history-of-christianity-115 Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is Ephesians 1:10 which reads: "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him." Our History of Christianity quote today is

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Launches Center for Early Christian Studies

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched a new center dedicated to the study of the ancient church -- the Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies (SCECS). (more…)

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LISTEN: The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea: The Outbreak of the Controversy, Part 3 (The History of Christianity #114 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-arian-controversy-and-the-council-of-nicea-part-3-the-history-of-christianity-114 Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is Romans 10:9-10 which reads: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and

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Black Baptist Power: How the Largest African-American Denomination In the World Came to Be

They can arguably be termed the most authentic "protestants" in modern church history. Only a handful of black Baptist churches were allowed to exist before the Civil War, but they were known for their arguments for the "brotherhood of man" and against the institution of slavery. From this sprinkling of

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LISTEN: The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea, Part 3 (The History of Christianity #111 with Daniel Whyte III)

Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is John 1:14 which reads: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." Our History of Christianity quote today is from Ephrem

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8 Reasons Every Pastor Should Preach Expositionally Through Entire Books of the Bible

The resurgence in commitment in many evangelical circles to expository preaching is a very encouraging sign as the contemporary church navigates so many shifting cultural trends with so many shifting stylistic trends of its own. As many younger churchmen have begun to look not at the latest preaching styles but

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LISTEN: The Schismatic Reaction: Donatism, Part 5 (The History of Christianity #110 with Daniel Whyte III)

http://www.buzzsprout.com/19288/401519-the-schismatic-reaction-donatism-part-5-the-history-of-christianity-110.mp3 Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is 1 Peter 2:5 which reads: "Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." Our History of Christianity quote today is from Clement of Alexandria. He said:

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LISTEN: The Schismatic Reaction: Donatism, Part 4 (The History of Christianity #109 with Daniel Whyte III)

http://www.buzzsprout.com/19288/399033-the-schismatic-reaction-donatism-part-4-the-history-of-christianity-109.mp3 Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is Daniel 2:20-22 which reads: "Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom

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How a Church’s History Can Light Its Way Forward

One of the first Sundays I visited Third Avenue Baptist Church, an 11-year-old named Jacob Keisling asked me if I’d like a tour. I felt like Alice chasing the rabbit into a different world—one-time meeting rooms; offices filled with old photos, newspaper articles, and artifacts used in worship services decades

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LISTEN: The Schismatic Reaction: Donatism, Part 2 (The History of Christianity #107 with Daniel Whyte III)

http://www.buzzsprout.com/19288/359519-the-schismatic-reaction-donatism-part-2.mp3 Our History of Christianity Scripture passage today is Ephesians 4:4 which reads: "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling." (more…)

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