Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lesson 13 The Patristic Period: Alexandria the Hot Bed of Corruption



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Supplemental Resources

Please note: I do not agree with all the view expressed in these supplementary resources. They are provided for the benefit of those who wish to dig deeper into the issues raised in this lesson.

Early Christian Writings Origen

Wikipedia Entry on Origen

Origen by Joseph W. Trigg

Wikipedia Entry on the Hexapla

Early Christian Writings Clement of Alexandria

Clement of Alexandria by Eric Osborn

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lesson 10 The Patristic Period: The Formation of the Canon


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Supplemental Resources

Early Christian Writings: Marcion

The Gnostic Society Library: Marcion: Gospel of the Lord and Other Writings

Against Marcion by Tertullian

Marcion and Luke-Acts: A Defining Struggle by Joesph B. Tyson

History Channel documentary Banned From the Bible. To Watch the entire the documentary following the Links on YouTube. This documentary touches upon the views of Marcion, books that did not make the New Testament Canon, as well as laying out the standard view for how the New Testament Canon was formed.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lesson 7 Early Church History: Local Churches Enter Apostacy



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For the supplemental reading The Incredible Accuracy of Luke by Bryan C. Ross click here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lesson 5 What is the Church?



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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lesson 1 What is History?



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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Start Date and Course Outline

Starting Sunday, September 12, 2010 Grace Life Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI will be starting it's 2010/2011 School Year. This year we are offering two Grace Life School of Theology courses. Sunday mornings at 9:00 am during our Sunday School hour I (Bryan Ross) will be teaching a class entitled: Church History: A Tale of Two Churches Tracing the Loss and Recovery of Pauline Truth. Sunday evenings, Brother Craig Holcom, will be teaching Into. to World Religions.

This blog was created to be an extension of my classroom for those who are not able to join us in person, but would like to study Church History through the lenses of Pauline truth. I have spent my entire summer reading and preparing for this class. I hope you will consider joining us online. My plan is to share video, audio, PDF Notes, Maps, and PowerPoints from these classes through this blog. In addition, the blog format will allow interested parities to post questions or engage in discussion of these topics. Please share this site with any friends or family you think might be interested.

Please read the course outline for more information regarding this class.