The Ecumenical Councils were the battleground where the nature of God was determined and the foundation of Christianity as we now know it was laid.
I have a huge interest in homiletics, the art of preparing and delivering sermons. I’ve read dozens of books on the subject, written a lot on it, and trained a lot of preachers in the past decade, not to mention having taken a number of courses in my undergrad and graduate studies. I love to sit and geek out…
In my Christian school classroom, there was an enormous picture of Jesus. At least, it was supposed to be Jesus. It looked like an Olan Mills portrait.
While He didn’t plant a “church” per say, He did plant THE church by planting the Kingdom into the hearts and lives of people.
There’s no less than a deluge of pressure to give every waking moment to our churches, to the neglect of our families.