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Sources for Discerning Early Church Worship

Sources for Discerning Early Church Worship

After the close of the New Testament Scriptures, details concerning how, exactly, Christians worshiped are somewhat difficult to determine. However, several early documents do help to elucidate some of what characterized church gatherings. These include letters from important church leaders like Clement of Rome (35–99), Ignatius in Antioch (c. 35–107), Polycarp (69–155), Clement of Alexandria… Continue Reading

Did the early church mimic pagan culture?

Did the early church mimic pagan culture?

Michael Kruger observes, In the end, Christianity triumphed in its early Greco-Roman context not because it was the same as the surrounding pagan culture, but because it was different. via One of the Main Ways that the Earliest Christians Distinguished Themselves from the Surrounding Culture | Canon Fodder. Continue Reading

The Early Church’s Prayer Meeting

The Early Church’s Prayer Meeting

“Where many were gathered together praying” (Acts 12:12) These words are part of the story wherein Peter is imprisoned and then miraculously delivered. It is filled with great and solemn instruction that every Christian should deeply consider 1. The early church believed in prayer. The prayer meeting was a regular feature of the early church. If… Continue Reading