Church History with Lance Ralston

08 Not Really An Apology

Anyone who embarks on a study of church history and starts at the beginning will soon run in to a pile of church leaders known as the Church Fathers. They’re often divided into the Ante-Nicean and Post-Nicean Fathers; meaning the church leaders who lived ante-before…
Lance Ralston
September 4, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

07 The Spreading Tree

Tertullian, pastor of the church of Carthage in North Africa, addressed unbelievers at the beginning of the 3rd C, saying à “We are but of yesterday, and yet we already fill your cities, islands, camps, your palace, senate and forum; we have left to you…
Lance Ralston
August 28, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

06 BOGO

This week's episode is titled “Buy One, Get One Free.” In the last episode we touched briefly at a heretic named Marcion. He was one of the first to introduce a false teaching that would evolve into a major challenge to the emerging Christian Faith;…
Lance Ralston
August 21, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

05 Writings

The history of the Christian Faith & Church inevitably has to deal with the importance of Books. From its earliest days the Faith has been intimately linked to the Scriptures. At first, Scripture was the Hebrew Bible or what is known today as the Old…
Lance Ralston
August 14, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

04 Martyrs

This 4th Episode is titled, “Martyrs.” Modern marketing tactics first produced, and now feed contemporary culture's obsession for “the latest thing.” The slogan & label "New & Improved" is a frequent feature in packaging. The opposite was the case in 1st Century Rome.
Lance Ralston
August 7, 2019
Church History with Lance Ralston

03 Strategic

This week’s episode is titled "Strategic." We ended the last episode with a look at the different perspectives of 1st & 2nd Generation Christians. The debate centered on what role the Jewish law held for Jesus’ followers. Culturally-immersed 1st Generation Jewish believers tended to cleave…
Lance Ralston
July 31, 2019