Meet Tertullian – a theologian of the late 2nd/early 3rd century. He spent most of his life in the African city of Carthage – modern day Tunisia – where he was trained and educated as a lawyer. He had a keen legal mind communicating with the smooth, precise language of the courtroom. He was also…

Everyone, meet Clement. We call him Clement of Alexandria so that we don’t confuse him with the other Clement – Clement of Rome. Clement was born into a family far removed from the Christian faith. He grew up with the language and myth of Greco-Roman Paganism but it left him spiritually hungry. He converted to…

Meet Ulrich Zwingli (Swing-Lee) He’s the pale, stern-faced profile pictured for you above. Let me introduce you … Zwingli began as a Swiss Priest in the Roman Catholic Church. He turned Protestant Reformer in the early years of the 16th century and developed a theology that helped shape the reformed tradition for years to come….

Tomorrow marks the centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. It has now been 100 years since our Armenian brothers and sisters experienced the horrific fate of forced death marches and brutal executions at the hands of Ottoman Turks. Like a lens, scratched at its center, this atrocity has marred our vision as a people; we…

Meet Irenaeus (air-in-ay-us) a theologian from the early 2nd century. Irenaeus was the bishop of the Christian church in Gaul, what is now French Lyon and he is considered one of the first truly comprehensive Christian theologians of the church. Many of the earlier church writings are situational (The Pauline/Post-Apostolic Epistles) or simply instructional (The…

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