Category Archives: Church of God

An Introduction To The Apostolic Fathers:  Part Three (Relevance)

What is the relevance of studying the Apostolic Fathers?  We are near the beginning of a long exploration of ancient writings that are little known by many in contemporary Christianity, and it is a fair question to ask why you … Continue reading

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A Fair Homiletic Standard

When we deal with 2 Clement as a sermon, or at least as the text of a sermon that was likely preserved by an appreciative congregation of Hellenistic Christians in Corinth, it is of the utmost importance that we have … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Conversation Between Barnabas And A Publisher

Thank you for coming into my office today.  Your name is Barnabas, right?  I thought so.  Anyway, I think you know why I invited you here to talk about the latest book proposal that we have been working on.  Excuse … Continue reading

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2 Clement, Hebrews, And The Metadata Problem Of Homilies

For those who may not be aware, a homily is another word for a sermon that is focused on spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction.  Most of the people reading this will probably have listened to many sermon messages that … Continue reading

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Interview Questions For An Apologist

I hope you don’t mind me asking something that might seem to be a very basic question, but what is your name?  Is it Mathetes, as you are known as the author of your epistle to Diognetus, or do you … Continue reading

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The Apostolic Fathers And The Rule Of Faith

In debates between Catholics and Protestants, one will often hear, especially on the Catholic side, a great deal of discussion about the supposed rule of faith that should bind the interpretation of scripture as well as Christian practice.  When we … Continue reading

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The Apostolic Fathers As A Parting Of The Ways

In placing the Apostolic Fathers within the larger context of Christianity, it becomes increasingly clear the more one reads about Church History that the more the Apostolic Fathers are themselves present at a very early and very fateful parting of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patristic Study

Patristic Study (1909), by Henry Barclay Swete In my continuing study of the writings of the early Church Fathers [1], I have been able to find quite a few books on archive.org like this one which have gone out of … Continue reading

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Pseudonymously Yours, 2 Clement

For a book that is as little read as 2 Clement is within the body of the Apostolic Fathers as a whole, it is a book which is controversial far beyond its content.  We will discuss its content shortly, but … Continue reading

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You Had The Right Idea

I must admit that like everyone else who has ever heard of you, and sadly, it must be admitted, there are not many who have heard of you these days, I would like to know more about you and more … Continue reading

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