Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

The “Fuzzy” Years

Church History in 3-Minute Bites #12 Unless you have dug deeper into church history, the 500 years between the Great Schism of 1054 and the Reformation beginning in 1517 will be unfamiliar, fuzzy, unclear. Much good and bad happened in that time, though we won’t have time to explore it in much depth. Today you get a quick overview. Tomorrow: The Reformation.

The Great Schism

Church History in 3-Minute Bites #11 Today we look at the formal split between the Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Roman Catholic Churches). Tomorrow: The Fuzzy Years… 500 years of good and bad leading up to Reformation.

Evening Prayers Psalm 12

Welcome to Evening Prayers.A quiet reflection on the day and a reading of Psalm 12 A Psalm about words, truth and lies and who gets caught in between them.And how God feels about that.      

Evening Prayers Psalm 11

Welcome to Evening Prayers.A quiet reflection on the day and a reading of Psalm 11 When the world falls apart David takes refuge in the Lord. And so should you.          

Creeds

Church History in 3-Minute Bites #10 This video looks at the development of Creeds, which are confessed by all branches of the church‚ÄĒEastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. Monday: The Great Schism. The year 1054 marks the divide between the Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Roman Catholic) churches.

The Church Fathers

Church History in 3-Minute Bites #9 Today we briefly look at the Church Fathers (on the available record it was all men) who helped clarify church theology and doctrine for centuries. The writings of the Church Fathers have shaped the church to this day. Your faith is influenced by them without even knowing it! Many of their writings are read and studied to this day. Tomorrow: the Creeds, those great summaries of the Christian faith that have been confessed in…

Some Misguided Ideas

Church History in 3-Minute Bites #8 In this video we explore some of the new ideas, which were inconsistent with what the church had always taught and confessed, helped further clarify the church’s belief and doctrine by helping it think more deeply in response. Many of these ideas keep resurfacing in one form or another to this day. Tomorrow: we very briefly look at the Church Fathers, the men (yes, on record it’s only men) who helped clarify the ideas…