This episode of the Church Debates series looks at the question “Who runs the Church?” and discusses the varying ways that post-Reformation Christians organize and lead their congregations.
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Ep4: How Do We Organize the Church?
In this episode of the Church Debates series, Jacob leads his class through a discussion of how early Christians wrestled with questions about how to organize the church.
Pheobe the Deacon
This post is part of an ongoing series reflecting upon Women and Gender in Early Christianity. Pheobe the διάκονος: Reflections on a Program for Assessing Deaconesses in EC In the article “Deacons, Deaconesses, and Denominational Discussions,” Clarence Agan III tackles the often controversial topic of NT women’s service is diaconal roles, employing Paul’s reference toContinue reading “Pheobe the Deacon”
A Brief Introduction to Ephrem the Syrian
“The greatest poet of the patristic age and, perhaps, the only theologian-poet to rank beside Dante.” — Robert Murray Over the next several weeks, Pursuing Veritas will be running a series on reflections on the theology and hymns of St. Ephrem of Nisibis (often called Ephrem the Syrian). Before launching into these discussions of Ephrem’sContinue reading “A Brief Introduction to Ephrem the Syrian”
PRV2: Other Issues
This post is part of our ongoing series examining Protestant Reactions to Vatican II. While we cannot consider every facet of the Second Vatican Council that Protestant scholars have engaged, there are three remaining issues worthy of briefly considering here: reactions to Vatican II’s position on the Priesthood, the Liturgy, and Religious Freedom. It isContinue reading “PRV2: Other Issues”