This site, and the YouTube channel associated with it, is primarily focused on carefully studying and understanding the Bible and Christian history. It is not focused on theology, or practical concerns, except where they are driven by a misunderstanding of the Bible or history.
However, it is hard to tie in moments of Christian history to the larger picture. People are rarely interested in history, even if it is important and affects their lives and thinking today. So instead of long videos on the sweep of history, I will be periodically posting shorter videos on particular moments in Christian history that you might not know about, either ones that affect us today or ones that we might want to remember and better replicate in our own lives. I am excited to begin sharing some of these moments with you.
Some planned moments include:
- The great religious debate between Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity held in the Mongol court in the 1200s.
- When priests were illiterate, looking at a survey from the 1200s in English, and how Christians maintained identity and faith without a good priesthood or a Bible they could read.
- When the Church got power, looking at what happened to the Church when it became the officially sanctioned religion of the Roman Empire for the first time, and went from persecuted to persecuting in a matter of months.
- A Christian theocracy. A look at a city that attempted to created a theocratic rule during the Reformation, and failed miserably.
- Thomas in India. How a single man’s heritage managed to last from the early church until the modern era.
- Christian terrorists. A look at times when religious extremism was Christian in origin.
- Rwandan Genocide. How a jewel of European missionary efforts ended up committing one of the most horrific genocides in modern memory.
- Rise of the monastics. How the monastic movement filled a void in the Church at the time, and initially offered a corrective that is equally as needed today.