Tag: secularization

Tuesday of Pentecost (Whit Tuesday) – Acts 4:23-37

ShareActs 4:23-37 Compared to the early church – you’re all a bunch of secularists!  (And so am I.) First, a word about secularization.  I’ve done a lot of reading about the sociology of religion and have begun to now read church history more earnestly.  To my surprise, the Church is always in a mess.  But, […]

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Saturday of Lent 3 – Mark 12:13-17

ShareMark 12:13-17 Here’s one that ought to keep your brains busy for a while: what is the proper relationship between the Church and the State?  Such things used to be self-evident.  Well, sort of.  At times Christians have been persecuted by the State and yet loyal subjects; the biggest advocates of State power; advocates of […]

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Tuesday of Pentecost (Whit Tuesday) – Acts 4:23-37

ShareActs 4:23-37 Compared to the early church – you’re all a bunch of secularists!  (And so am I.) First, a word about secularization.  I’ve done a lot of reading about the sociology of religion and have begun to now read church history more earnestly.  To my surprise, the Church is always in a mess.  But, […]

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Saturday of Lent 3 – Mark 12:13-17

Share Here’s one that ought to keep your brains busy for a while: what is the proper relationship between the Church and the State?  Such things used to be self-evident.  Well, sort of.  At times Christians have been persecuted by the State and yet loyal subjects; the biggest advocates of State power; advocates of the […]

March 29, 2014 | 1 Comment More

The Triumph of Christianity – Rodney Stark

ShareStriking New Insights Into the Rise and Growth of Christianity I’m a big fan of Rodney Stark because his works are both scholarly and readable, as well as being well-argued, well-researched, and positively revelatory. His new book, “The Triumph of Christianity,” is similar to his earlier work, “The Rise of Christianity.” However he not only […]

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Tuesday of Pentecost (Whit Tuesday) – Acts 4:23-37

ShareActs 4:23-37 Compared to the early church – you’re all a bunch of secularists!  (And so am I.) First, a word about secularization.  I’ve done a lot of reading about the sociology of religion and have begun to now read church history more earnestly.  To my surprise, the Church is always in a mess.  But, […]

May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Lent 3 – Mark 12:13-17

ShareMark 12:13-17 Here’s one that ought to keep your brains busy for a while: what is the proper relationship between the Church and the State?  Such things used to be self-evident.  Well, sort of.  At times Christians have been persecuted by the State and yet loyal subjects; the biggest advocates of State power; advocates of […]

March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More