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 […]

Episode 34 – The Apostle’s Creed and the Didache

Apostle's Creed and Didache

There are two ancient Christian writings that are attributed to the Twelve Apostles, even though they unlikely wrote them. One, the Apostle’s Creed is well known, the other, the Didache, less so. And yet both […]

Episode 28 – Interview With Roman Montero on Early Christian Communism

The book of Acts describes a church in which the members held all things in common. But how seriously should we take those passages? How common was that practice? And how do we interpret those […]

Episode 27 – The Roman Empire in the First Century

Roman Empire

As important as the Jewish background is to the rise of Christianity, so is the Roman background. All of the events of the New Testament take place within the borders of the Roman Empire and […]