Road to the King James Bible: In the Beginning
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
In this episode I start a new series where we track the path that lead to the King James Bible. This series is heavily inspired by Alister McGrath and his book, In the Beginning. As we unpack this story it has the potential to instill in us the importance of Bible translation for healthy discipleship in the Church ..read more
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Peace of the Church
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
What happens when cycles of persecution halt for the Church? What new challenges does it face? Today I talk about some of the obstacles for the Church coming out of its early cycles of persecution ..read more
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Volunteer Martyrdom
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
God used persecution to help His Church grow, but that didn't mean they were absent of conflict during this time. As martyrdom became a sad realty for believers, some began to revere the martyrs of the faith so much that death for ones faith was seen as the most elite destination for the Christin. What resulted was a very different philosophy on how to handle persecution. Go seek it out. How does this relate to us today? Listen and find out ..read more
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Polycarp and Loving Your Enemies
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
Today we jump back a few years early to the martyrdom of Polycarp. Polycarp gives is an interesting perspective on some of the earliest persecution in the Church after records in Scripture. A disciple of John, Polycarp presents a chief example of how to love our enemies whole facing the worst they have to offer. His willingness to face his martyrdom also brings up a difficult question that starts to present itself to the persecuted church, is it wrong to run from your persecutor ..read more
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John Chrysostom: An Easter Episode
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
John Chrysostom (Golden Mouth) was the most famous preacher of his time. We take a look at John's ministry, and unpack his love for preaching. John was a man who took advantage of the political landscape to point people to the Gospel. He wasn't perfect, and had some concerning views. We discuss all of it along with his famous Easter homily ..read more
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Persecution Under Marcus Aurelius
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
This week we pick up the topic of persecution during Justin Martyr's time. I take a close look at some of the stories of persecution circling around the church during this period as we get a better understanding of exactly what the cost was for standing for their faith while still being respectful and praying for those persecuting them ..read more
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Who Was Justin Martyr?
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
I take some time unpacking Justin Martyr's path to Christianity before becoming a champion apologist for the faith. Justin pushes us to evaluate our own lives, and see if we truly live out what we preach. His writing makes us ask the question, "Do I live out my faith in a way that makes the lives of those around and above me better ..read more
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Saint Patrick
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
We are going to take a quick dive into the life of Saint Patrick. Patrick was put into an unimaginable circumstance as a young teenager. Through his struggles, his faith was made secure, and his resolve of obedience to God remains an inspiration to believers today ..read more
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Why Church History?
Journey Through Church History
by Fletcher Abbott
5M ago
The premier episode of Journey Through Church History. I give a little information about myself. This is my pitch for why you should give this podcast a shot. This is where I explain why Church History is so important to me, and why it should matter to others ..read more
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