Christians today are living in an increasingly anti-Christian society. Therefore, Christians are finding it increasingly necessary to be counter-cultural in order to live faithfully to the Gospel.
This article taps into church history to look at how the persecuted early church became the popular faith. The author relates this to the church today, which once again feels marginalized. Looking at what made Christianity attractive in the times of the early church, this article draws lessons for how the church can witness today.
The ethical life of the early Church was embedded in an understanding of the love of Christ for His church. The early Church Christians reflected this love in their relationships with each other. They did not have an entirely separate ethical conduct, but rather lived their lives within the structures of society empowered by the love of Christ. Can the church today learn from this?
This article reveals the symptoms of worldliness, showing the causes of it and how the church can remedy the situation and fight the good fight.
The church does not have to be ashamed of being different from this world, because Christians are pilgrims in this world with their citizenship in heaven. The church is set apart from the world, and must worship God through preaching, sacraments, and prayer.
Christians are strangers and sojourners in the world. This article paints four pictures to help the reader understand what it was like for the early church Christians to live as sojourners in this world while they suffered under persecution. The author then applies this to Christians living as pilgrims in today's world.