The Apostolic Fathers

Apostolic Fathers

One of the areas of church history that I am most interested in is the Apostolic Fathers. As I write this post, this is the area that I am covering in the podcast. Ryan Reeves, […]

The History of English Podcast

History of English

I’m always on the lookout for new quality podcasts. One that I have recently started listening to is a podcast I want to share with you. It is called the History of English Podcast. It […]

Paul in Acts – Review

Paul in Acts

One of the most important figures for understanding the early church is the Apostle Paul. However, when it comes to studying Paul, we have two different sources to examine. There are Paul’s letters and Luke’s […]

Tertullian’s Letter to His Wife

Tertullian

When we think of the Church Fathers, we often forget that they were real human beings. Beyond being extraordinary people in extraordinary times, they were people with emotions who were in relationships. I have been […]

The Plot to Kill Hitler

Bonhoeffer

At a recent book fair at my children’s school, I was surprised to find the book, The Plot to Kill Hitler. I was not surprised to find a book on World War Two, I was […]

Who Were the Huguenots?

Huguenots

I have an interest in the French protestants known as the Huguenots. My family (on the Bedard side) are originally from La Rochelle, one of the Huguenots strongholds in France. While the Bedards were all Roman Catholic […]

What is the Infancy Gospel of Thomas?

Infancy Gospel of Thomas

One of the highlights when I teach New Testament introduction courses is to have “story-time” with a reading from the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Why would I read from such a book? Critics attempt to […]

Paul and Gender – Review

Paul and Gender

One of the most controversial issues in the Christian church today is the role of women in leadership. The phrase “women in ministry” is not very helpful in that the New Testament expects all followers […]