Highlights from Church History


The study of the history of the progress of the Christian church is one of the most rewarding, challenging and potentially life-changing adventures. The sheer magnitude of the success of Christianity is astonishing. The Christians believed this was a manifestation of God’s grace to the world.
This online project is not intended to be exhaustive, but inspirational. The aim is to revive stories from previous generations to encourage faith in our own lives.
I hope you will enjoy some of the many examples of God’s gracious interaction with people through the centuries. We’ll see the ever-present struggle between genuine faith and spiritual opposition, traditionalism, religious intolerance, and sin.
The selection of micro-histories is intentional. It’s easier to connect with a story than with a timeline.
I do hope you will enjoy these posts as they go up. We’ll be learning together. Feel free to comment or to correct if you spot an error and have a source for the correction.
We’ll begin at about where the Book of Acts ends and ride the wave of grace through the centuries to our present time. I hope you’ll bookmark this Review and join me for an uplifting look at what CH Spurgeon called Christ’s Glorious Achievements.



3 thoughts on “Highlights from Church History

  1. David Fraser September 18, 2008 / 6:08 pm

    This totally rocks. By the way did you know that you can set up Facebook to import things from your blog as notes directly, then you don’t have to post them twice (that’s how I do it)…

    Anyway I’ve loved your lectures on Church History so its great to have this online (presume it’s going to be similar – it had better be!)

  2. dave bish September 18, 2008 / 9:37 pm

    Welcome to blogging! Good to have you here.

  3. Dean December 7, 2008 / 3:17 pm

    Great Blog Lex!

    Just read the whole thing and really enjoyed it. I’ve bookmarked it and will be back.


    PS. sources would be great.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.