A Noble Company: The Canadians

A Noble Company

I had the privilege of contributing a chapter to one of the volumes of the A Noble Company series published by Particular Baptist Press. The entire series is on the lives of notable Particular-Regular Baptists […]

Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans

Martin Luther

As a part of my preparation for a course on Romans that I’m teaching at Tyndale University College, I reread Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans. This commentary is one of the most influential commentaries in […]

What’s the Difference Between the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha?

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

You may or may not know that there are books written between the time of or around the time of the Old and New Testaments that are not in the Bible. Among others, these include […]

Episode 35 – The Shepherd of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas

Shepherd of Hermas and Epistle of Barnabas

We continue to look at documents of the early church with a look at the Shepherd of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas. These documents were so important that both were included in the Codex Sinaiticus […]

The Spread of Christianity

Christianity

Christianity is currently the world’s largest religion with over 2 billion followers. Beginning with the son of a Jewish carpenter, the religion was spread around the world first by Jesus’s disciples, then by emperors, kings, […]

What is the Difference Between the Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ?

Latter-day Saints

One of the most successful sects of Christianity is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called Mormons) founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the nineteenth century. Probably as a result of that […]

What’s the Difference Between Anabaptists and Baptists?

Anabaptists

Is there a difference between the groups that identify as Anabaptist and those who identify as Baptist? After all, both teach baptism by immersion for believers. They both were even active in the same area […]

Was Paul “Converted” On the Road to Damascus?

Apostle Paul

Preachers will commonly describe the “conversion” of Paul (Saul) on the road to Damascus in Acts 9. But was this truly a conversion? It depends on how you define “conversion.” Paul is sometimes presented as […]

Doing Church History – Review

Doing Church History

Every once in a while, I come across a book that I wish I had when I began my seminary studies. Doing Church History by Gordon Heath is one of those books. This book is […]

From Jesus to Christianity – Review

From Jesus to Christianity

A book that has sat on my shelf for some time is From Jesus to Christianity by L. Michael White.  Since I am interested in both the New Testament and the early church, it was […]