In the 9th century, we see the tension between the West and the East rising as the papacy claims absolute power. We find the "apostles to the Slavs" walking with "beautiful feet" and the controversial figure of Gottshalk imprisoned.
In todays episode, we note the rise of what we have come to call "nominal Christianity" coupled with the rapid spread of Islam. What was the church doing during this time? Well, interestingly, we find the synod of Whitby discussing the very "significant" issues of the time.
In todays episode, we look at Justinian I and his great achievements in the Roman empire. We also spend a bit more time on the conversion of Scotland and the power of a gospel community as lights that shine in a dark world.
In today's episode, we delve into the 4th century. This is one of the most pivotal centuries in Christian history. Here we find the beginning of a Christian empire, a battle over the person of Christ and we witness the birth of one of the greatest minds to ever grace the church in Augustine.
Today, we take a brief look at the second century in church history. The church faced severe opposition. Faithful Christians suffered much, such as Polycarp, who famously said these words before his death: “I have served Jesus Christ these eighty and six years. He has done me no harm; Why should I deny him now?”