Recommended Reading: October 10-16

Early Christian BaptismIf you read one article this week, engage Why Did the Romans Persecute the Christians? by Michael Bird.

For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the interwebs. As always, if you think there’s something else I should be reading, let me know in the comments section below. Happy reading!

Theology and Religion

It’s the End of the World…. Again! by Kevin James Bywater

What Do I Take For Granted? by William Hart Brown

Unecumenism: The Saving Union by Fr. Stephen Freeman

Strangers Before Schism by Drew McIntyre

A Christian Defense of Video Games by Chris Casberg

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Early Christian Diversity by Larry Hurtado

Love Your Neighbor by Phil Long

No Controversy about the “Heresy” of the Quest for the Historical Jesus? by Brant Pitre

Prayer in the Earliest Church by Scot McKnight

Were Early Christian Scribes Untrained Amateurs? by Michael Kruger

Worldviews and Culture

Making It All Up by Andrew Ferguson

Power and the Impotence of the State by Mark Malvasi

Porn for the Privileged by Melinda Selmys

Comic Books as Modern Mythology by Jeremy Writebol

The Perfect Protest for the Present Age by Carl Trueman


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

4 thoughts on “Recommended Reading: October 10-16

  1. Jacob,
    I can’t find contact information for you. So I shall leave my question here.

    In your view, what are a view of the best resources for understanding the Council of Nicea? I am researching some information for a friend of mine.

    Many thanks.

    1. Will,
      A couple of excellent reads/well respected suggestions:
      Lewis Ayers, “Nicaea and Its Legacy”
      John Behr, “The Way to Nicaea”/”The Nicene Faith” series (three volumes)
      Khaled Anatolios, “Retrieving Nicaea”
      If you (or your friend) has further questions/clarifications, feel free to follow up either here or at prahlowjj [at]

      Also, thanks for the reminder that I should make my contact information more prominent here.

      Best, Jacob

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