Topic: Early Church

The Three Cappadocians

October 19, 2016
Who were the Cappadocian Fathers? Cappadocia is in Turkey, and the three Cappadocians were early Greek church fathers. Two of them were brothers, and all three of them were friends. The first was Basil of Caesarea. He was born in 330 and he lived to 379. And then we have his brother, Gregory of Nyssa. He

Clement, Again

September 14, 2016
Let's go back and spend a little bit more time with Clement of Rome. His is known for his Epistle to the Corinthians, or 1 Clement. One of the things that's fascinating to me about this letter from Clement is that it was likely written right at the time the Apostle John was writing the


September 7, 2016
When you want to talk about Clement, the question is, which Clement? There were a number of Clements in the early church. The Clement we want to talk about is the first one, and he goes all the way back to the first century. This is Clement of Rome. Clement was bishop of Rome from 88

Ambrose of Milan

July 20, 2016
In the city of Milan, Italy, there once lived a man named Ambrose. He was born around A.D. 340 and died in 397. He was the bishop of Milan, but he did not start off being a bishop. He came from a political family and initially was a political figure. Ambrose came from a very established
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