Missionary Myths and the Roots of Democracy

Christian missionaries have been deemed racists, imperialistic, and intolerant, but the truth of the efforts of missionaries has some very interesting seemingly unintended consequences: liberal democracies to name just but one. While many might view the modern Christian missions movement as an intolerable effort against multiculturalism leading to the exploitation of people groups by proselytizing… Continue reading Missionary Myths and the Roots of Democracy

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on John Calvin

Originally posted on Reflections:
? John Calvin was one of the great voices of the Protestant Reformation, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of John Calvin—and why he still matters today. Who Was John Calvin? John Calvin (1509–1564)…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Søren Kierkegaard

Originally posted on Reflections:
Søren Kierkegaard was unknown to the world until 100 years after his death. Though his philosophical and theological works finally rose in popularity in the twentieth century, what exactly did he believe and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Søren…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Irenaeus

Originally posted on Reflections:
Irenaeus was one of the first Christians to defend the faith against Gnosticism, but what exactly did he believe and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Irenaeus—and why he still matters today. Who Was Irenaeus? Irenaeus (c. 130–202) was a…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Jerome

Originally posted on Reflections:
Tradition reveals that St. Jerome preferred studying the biblical languages because it helped him fend off impure thoughts. But who was this ancient Christian monk, and what is his enduring legacy in terms of historic Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Jerome—and why he still…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Augustine

Originally posted on Reflections:
? I’ve heard it said that evangelical Christians don’t study our church history very deeply. As a fellow evangelical, I think there is, unfortunately, a lot of truth in this statement. Contemporary Christians can learn a great deal from the history of their faith. But where to start? This series, “Christian…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Tertullian

Originally posted on Reflections:
Though he died almost 18 centuries ago, Tertullian is often quoted today in theological and apologetics circles. But what did this man believe and what did he ultimately contribute to historic Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Tertullian—and why he still matters today. Who Was Tertullian?…

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Justin Martyr

Originally posted on Reflections:
Saint Justin, also known as Justin Martyr, was one of the first Christians to meet Greco-Roman thinkers on their own ground by using philosophy as a tool or handmaid (servant) to defend the gospel message. But what else did he contribute to historic Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life…

The Triumph of Christianity

I have posted several myths concerning Christianity and history here at IsChristianityTrue? such as the myth of the dark ages (which is one of my more popular posts), the flat earth myth, the myth of Galileo going to jail, myths and facts about the Crusades, and the myth that the church hindered the development of… Continue reading The Triumph of Christianity