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By: Tom

Sun, 30 Apr 2006 21:10:10 +0000

Great post! I agree whole heartedly. I'd love to see your course materials and propose their use in our fellowship class at church. And a list of resource materials you used would also be invaluable. I hope to hear back from you! Blessings. Tom Doctrine Matters

By: Cindy

Sat, 29 Oct 2005 17:09:55 +0000

I agree with your statements. In considering church history, do you also consider the rich Hebraic roots from which our Lord stems from? As Paul outlined in Rom. 11, we ought not to neglect the tree in which we are ingrafted. If our recent past church history (50 years or so), is so "irrelevant", consider how much further our ideals about righteousness, purity, morality, and the like, have been removed. It is helpful to identify with previous church fathers, however, I think we (the church of 2005), are being neglectful and ultimately, hurting ourselves by not returning to the Olive Tree branch in which we are ingrafted.

By: Darren

Mon, 26 Sep 2005 22:49:24 +0000

"We hold history in contempt. A study of church history ought to help correct some of these errors." Robert, quite true, quite true. History and historical theology are of immeasurable worth to the contemporary church, and every church should be offering classes like this where laypersons can dive deep into the subject. (I wish my church did.) I suspect that our deemphasis of church history within Protestant churches stems in large measure from our fear of "tradition," as if it was opposed to sola Scriptura.

By: Chris P.

Thu, 22 Sep 2005 19:16:19 +0000

Robert, I agree. I have taught Church history and also a history of the Scriptures. I am adamant about it. What has happened is what always happens, i.e. where there is a "disconnect" with our heritage, there is a void. This is essentially a problem with the entire world and all it's systems. Unfortunately where there is a void, and a belief that we are "it", we end up with 'generous orthodoxies" and Joel Osteen to fill in. Very good post.