Scripture and the Early Church – Fr. Mitch Pacwa

January 15, 2015 | 2 responses

As a scholar of ancient and Middle Eastern history, culture, and religion, Fr. Mitch Pacwa examines the phenomenon of Sacred Scripture and the ramifications of the translation and interpretation of the scriptures out of their proper context.

Four Witnesses Brought Me Home – Rod Bennet

December 30, 2014 | 2 responses

Former Southern Baptist Rod Bennett used to believe that the Catholic Church was the result of the “Great Apostasy.” However, as he was lead to read the works of the earliest Christians, he realized that the Early Church actually resembled Catholic beliefs and traditions! Here he gives a deep look into the early church and the Great Apostasy (that wasn’t).

How Do We Know the Early Church? – Dr. William Marshner

December 4, 2014 | one response

Former Lutheran scholar Dr. William Marshner explores the sources of information about the early church used by early Christian historians. How did early Christians learn and pass on the faith? (This talk was originally given in 2004 at the CHNetwork’s “Deep in History” conference)

Scripture and Liturgy – with Dr. Scott Hahn

November 5, 2014 | no responses

Dr. Hahn discusses how his study of typology and the interconnectedness of the Old and New testaments pointed him, at every turn, toward the historic Catholic Church. He shows the place of tradition in Christian life and how scripture is fundamentally connected to liturgy. He concludes with a discussion of the sacramentality of marriage and the powerful daily liturgy we are called to in the domestic church.

History and the Necessity of Continuity – by Fr. Ray Ryland

October 9, 2014 | no responses

Fr. Ray Ryland, a convert from the Anglican Church, talks about the importance of continuity within Christianity and Christian history. He explores the concept of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. Additional Information: Discussion questions and study group on the CHNetwork forum. Download Study Guide Be sure to subscribe via Facebook, Twitter, or our email list  so that you are […]

Authentic vs. Inauthentic Renewal – by Fr. Benedict Groeschel

September 23, 2014 | 4 responses

Recognizing that the Church was certainly in need of renewal at the end of the fifteenth century, we will examine the movements of authentic renewal that were rising to address the problems.

Becoming Deep in History – Dr. Kenneth Howell

August 26, 2014 | no responses

Are you a Christian living in continuity or discontinuity? Former Presbyterian pastor Dr. Kenneth Howell discusses the importance of and strategy for learning and living deep in the history of Christianity.

Converts of the Catholic Literary Revival – Featuring Joseph Pearce

August 12, 2014 | one response

Joseph Pearce offers insight into the roots and context of the Catholic literary revival of the 19th and 20th century. He then surveys some of this period’s notable and remarkably numerous converts to the Catholic Church.

Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair – featuring Steve Ray

July 29, 2014 | no responses

Biblical scholar and Holy Land pilgrimage leader Steve Ray delves into the Jewish roots of the papacy, namely “the keys”, “the rock”, and “the chair”. Ray, a former Baptist, draws from his trips to the Holy Land to bring to life the commissioning of Peter as the first pope using vivid historical and contextual highlights.

Breaking Through the Myths of History, Dr. Kenneth Howell – Deep in History #1

July 10, 2014 | one response

Historian Dr. Kenneth Howell describes how historical myths play a part in the perception of the Catholic Faith and gives insight into seeking truth throughout history. He explores first the “Galileo Affair” and then looks back at worship and Church government in early Christianity to demonstrate the fundamental importance not just of knowing historical data but being deep in the historical faith.

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