The series on church history in the Middle Ages continues with a discussion of the first official split in Christianity between Roman Catholicism in the West and Orthodoxy in the East in 1054.
Do the Catholics have any historical basis for the papacy? How early did Catholicism arise? Are there any indications of Catholicism in the Bible? And how should we view the Catholic Church today, with its age-old heritage and a papacy that claims to originate with Peter himself? Drew looks into the history of the papacy in this episode of Wide Margins.
The series on the Dark Ages continues with a discussion of the work of Augustine of Hippo. Topics covered:
- Augustine’s life as revealed in his autobiography, Confessions
- The Pelagian Controversy
- Augustine’s last and greatest work, City of God
Part three in the series on the Dark Ages explores monastic life and some important monks who defined the movement.
In the second episode in the series on the Dark Ages, Drew discusses the church’s disputes over the Son’s relationship to the Godhead, and the humanity of Christ.
Drew begins a series on the Dark Ages in Church history. In this episode, he defines the period, beginning with the reign of Constantine (306-337), and explores the question, “What happened to the church in the Middle Ages?”
“A guy dies and meets Peter at the pearly gates…” Have you heard this one before? The one with the punchline: “They think they are the only ones here.” In this episode, Drew explains not only why it is not a funny joke, but also why it’s not accurate.
Drew discusses Jorge Luis Borges’s story “The Garden of Forking Paths.”
Do we really forget anything? What would it be like if we could remember everything and be able to retrieve information from our memories at will? Listen to see how these questions can teach us that what we do now matters, either in the shame of Judgment, or in the grace of God’s forgetting.
Drew discusses the recent spate of renunciations by powerful evangelical leaders.