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How did the early church grow? Part 2

These two posts (here’s part 1) cover 10 factors behind the remarkable growth of the Christian church in its first 500 years and beyond. Each factor has important implications for how we think about mission and the church today. It’s part history and part sociology. The material comes from a […]

How did the early church grow? Part 1

These two posts cover 10 factors behind the remarkable growth of the Christian church in its first 500 years and beyond. (Part 2 is here.) Each factor has important implications for how we think about mission and the church today. It’s part history and part sociology, and the material comes […]

Food for the future (RRoundup)

Today we finished our early church history subject (30-451AD).  Here are  some of the big ideas from the course.  It’s taught by Rhys Bezzant, who’s also starting up the Jonathan Edwards Centre Australia. All aboard for Post-Christendom The world has changed already.  The Western church can no longer count on […]