Christian Architecture

April 2, 2017 admin 0

Many people want to live forever. One metaphorical way to live forever is to gain lasting fame. Many people aspire to fame in their lifetimes, but those names that have persisted throughout the ages have […]


Rome: through Republic to Empire

February 7, 2017 admin 0

Greece was not the last western influence on Israel, and another, more powerful empire came out of the central Mediterranean. This empire was Rome, and there was quite a bit of contention between the Romans […]


Alexander the Great and Hellenization

February 2, 2017 admin 0

Our journey continues in time, and now Alexander the Great will come onto the scene. Alexander had a huge impact on the world at the time, and it is no different for Judaism and the […]


Fall of Judah, Israel & Babylon

January 27, 2017 admin 0

At this point in our history series, we have traced the Patriarchy, the Israelites’ time in Egypt, their Exodus, and the rise of the United Monarchy and the eventual split. From here, we pick up with […]


The Exodus and the Two Kingdoms

January 22, 2017 admin 0

In Egypt Last time we left off, we were discussing the Patriarchy of Judaism. The next chunk of history occurs while the Israelites are in Egypt. Egypt was, as mentioned, a powerful center of commerce […]


Where does Judaism come from?

January 17, 2017 admin 0

The Origins of Judaism and the Abrahamic Religions The Abrahamic religions are the religions that originated with the Patriarch Abraham. They are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and they have had a profound effect on world […]


The Great Awakening in America

January 7, 2017 admin 0

First there was the Renaissance, when old Greco-Roman traditions, ideals, art, and culture returned to Europe after a millennium of the Dark Ages. Then came the Age of Reason, where science continued to muster support […]


Pentecostal Movement & Mainstream Evangelicalism

January 2, 2017 admin 0

The Great Awakenings triggered a shift in Protestant practices from an intellectual discourse on theological issues to a religion charged with emotion and personal experience. While the First Great Awakening began in the 18th century, […]