Growth of Christianity

Honesty and Dishonesty In Christianity

The choice influential people must make In any organization, leaders and other influential people must make a very important decision. That is to decide how honest they are going to be with their group. Will they tell the truth as they believe it to be? Will they admit they don’t know everything, research the subject, […]

Heresies in Early Christianity

Heresies in Early Christianity: Reading time about 6-7 minutes. Early Christianity outside Europe This is the third of a four-part series of posts about the origin of the Christian Church, or more accurately, churches. So far, I’ve written about the transformation of Saul, the persecutor of Jesus’s followers, to Paul, the dedicated Christian apostle. I […]

Who is the “Real Christian”?

Who is the “Real Christian”?  Reading Time: Approximately 7 minutes.   This is the second installment of my four part series concerning “Real Christians,” following up on The Mysterious Paul of Tarsus. In the conclusion of my book, In Search of Christian Origins: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I stated […]

Index to Christian History: Nineteenth Century to Twenty-first Century

CHAPTER 19: Nineteenth Century Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Smith, Felix Mendelssohn, Andrew Jackson, William Miller, Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Livingstone, Charles Dickens, Alexander von Humboldt, Brigham Young, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Queen Victoria, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, James Hudson Taylor, Soren Kierkegaard, Gregor Mendel, Charles Darwin, […]

Index to Christian History: Twelfth Century to Eighteenth Century

CHAPTER 12: Twelfth Century The Humiliati, Henrician, Waldensian Christian sects appear. Militant monastic orders are established in the Holy Land. Peter Abelard is one of the first scholars to explore Christianity from a rational perspective. The first European universities are founded. The Investiture Controversy seeks to establish who has the authority to appoint bishops. Magnificent […]