Andrew Wilson addresses foundational issues for us as a church, proclaiming both God's absolute, sovereign rule over all things and his power at work through miraculous gifts today. Christianity involves both doctrine and devotion, truth and experience, and the Word and the Spirit.
In just thirty years, between Acts 1 and Acts 28, the gospel advanced from Jerusalem to Judea to the ends of the known world. Today's church has the same God, the same commission, the same Holy Spirit, and the same urgency. Could we not do it again?
Three factors played a part in shaping the contours of the medieval church: the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; the migration of barbarian (Germanic) tribes on Rome's northern border; and the civilization-preserving role of monasticism.
In this session we examine the spread of the Christian faith and the development of the church as an institution. We also consider the works of the apostolic fathers and the apologists of the early 2nd Century.