Episode 8 – Pillars of the Church: Peter, James and John

History of ChristianityIn this eighth episode of the History of Christianity, we take a look at the three men that the Apostle Paul describes as the pillars of the church: Peter, James and John.

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Episode 7 – The Church is Born

History of ChristianityIn this seventh episode of the History of Christianity, we take a look at the beginnings of the church, starting with the day of Pentecost and going to the Jerusalem Council.

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Episode 6 – Jesus: Crucifixion and Resurrection

History of ChristianityIn this sixth episode of the History of Christianity, we take a look at Jesus as he enters Jerusalem, is arrested and crucified. We also look at the resurrection and why historians should discuss it.

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Episode 5 – Jesus: The Ministry Years

History of ChristianityIn this fifth episode of the History of Christianity, we look at Jesus’s ministry before his entry into Jerusalem. Rather than recounting every event in the Gospels, we look at some of the major themes.

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Episode 4 – Jesus: The Early Years

History of ChristianityIn this fourth episode of the History of Christianity, we look at Jesus from his birth to his baptism. We also look at questions of whether Matthew and Luke invented the virgin birth to copy pagan myths or satisfy Old Testament prophecy.

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Episode 3 – Jesus Before the Early Years

History of ChristianityIn this third episode of the History of Christianity, we take a look at Jesus before he was born in Bethlehem. The New Testament teaches that Jesus was both divine and pre-existent. We look at the biblical evidence for the nature of Jesus before the incarnation.

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Episode 2 – Sources for Jesus

History of ChristianityIn this second episode of the History of Christianity, we take a look at the sources we have for Jesus. How can we even know that Jesus lived? We look at the three most important historical sources we have: the Gospels, the letters of Paul and Josephus. We look at some of the concerns that some critics have about these sources.

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Episode 1 – John the Baptist

History of ChristianityIn this first episode of the History of Christianity, we take John the Baptist as our starting point. In many ways, John is the conclusion of the Old Testament era of salvation history. Who was John and what was his role? In this episode, we look at John in the New Testament and Josephus.

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