Month: April 2016

Defining Moments in Church History…(7)

Let’s remember why we’re engaged in such a series of blogs… The world around the Church proves to be a complex environment. Indeed, the Church has always had a bit of difficulty knowing the right manner in which to engage its world. Some have withdrawn, believing that holiness would only be achieved through physical separation

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Defining Moments in Church History…(6)

Our journey through some of the most significant moments in Church history is propelled forward some seven centuries to the events known as the Crusades. Remember that we’re not finding the most important moments in the Church’s story, but those that have contributed the most to the world we have today. And for that, it’s

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Defining Moments in Church History…(5)

As we have seen, the 4th century was a pivotal time for the Western church. Constantine’s Edict, the first of the Church councils at Nicaea, and yet another significant event makes our list of moments that gave us our Church today–the Festal letter of Athanasius. You’ll remember Athanasius as a lead defender of the nature of Christ at Nicaea.

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Defining Moments in Church History…(4)

To find the third of our eight key moments in Church history, we need only move about a dozen years forward and once again see the Roman Emperor Constantine in the middle of the action. In A.D. 325, the Emperor called bishops from throughout the Empire to gather at Nicaea in order to settle a

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