Tag Archives: Church History

How a Pirate Became the Pope

The Western Schism, a split in the leadership in the Catholic church opened the door just wide enough to allow a pirate to rise up the ranks to pope. Baldassare Cossa, a pretty unholy figure known for seducing nuns and betraying his enemies or you know, pirate stuff, reigned for five years as Pope John… Read More »

What it Means to be Catholic

Have you ever tried to teach someone something and notice that while they’re in that learning stage they have this tendency to try to jump ahead or even compensate for their weaknesses. Like, when I was learning to play the guitar my teacher had to keep correcting these little things that I was neglecting like… Read More »

Methodist History: Church of Presidents

(Ann Michel) People from all around the country helped to give birth to this. Abraham Lincoln was among the contributors who gave money to create the original church building.” (narrator) At the National Church, visitors can walk in the footsteps of U.S. Supreme Court justices or sit in the pews of presidents. Pastor Charles Parker… Read More »

Why monks had that haircut

Look at this painting. It’s Saint Francis and Pope Honorius III. You can probably find the monks. It’s the hair. This is not just a haircut. The more you look, the more this haircut shows deep religious divides. One style was even lost to time, after being banned by the Roman Catholic Church. The scalp… Read More »

Is the Catholic Church the Original Church?

– Back to the phone lines. Ferron listening in Piketon, Ohio, Sirius XM 131. Hi. – Hi Hank. – Thanks for taking my call. – My pleasure. – I have some Catholic friends who of course claim that they are the original Church, and that Protestants can only go back to the Reformation and Martin… Read More »

Church History: Complete Documentary AD 33 to Present

33 ad forty days after his resurrection Jesus Christ ascends into heaven he leaves behind eleven apostles commissioning them to make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit there were only 500 disciples in the world all of them located in… Read More »