If pressed, I am a catholic, orthodox, Protestant evangelical. The capitalization of each of those descriptors is intentional and important – and each of us ought to aspire to the same self description. I think history demands each Christian on earth must be those four things, and I mean the best meaning of those four things.
What is the relationship between Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Evangelical churches? Do we share a common faith? May we consider one another brothers and sisters in Christ? Is there any hope to understand Church history? We attempt to tackle all these questions and more.
In this interview with the Department Chair of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, the discussion ranges across time and earth, asking and answering questions that come with each new generation.
Do you know your place in church history? Have a listen and think deeply with us. You can find Dr. Michael Svigel’s work here, and his faculty information here.
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Ever heard of the black pill? If you take the black pill, that means you’ve come to the conclusion that Western civilization is doomed, all goodness in the world is being defeated, and there is no future for humanity.
The black pill is symbolic of hopelessness, and many days it sits right on our nightstands, tempting us to pop it before we get out of bed.
Let’s face it, the current world order is coming to an end. So many bad things are happening at once no one can keep up with it all. Communities of Christians in the Middle East who have lived and worshiped there for almost 2,000 years are being bombed and chased out of their homes, Europe is being overrun by the twin cancers of progressivism and Islam, and everywhere it seems a hero has come, he turns out to be a failure and a compromiser.
Is there any hope? Spit out the black pill. Adam could’ve gone on for hours with this episode, but he kept it as short as possible given the huge scale of the topic. Take heart, listen in, and support the show if you appreciate content like this.
From the show: Eastern Orthodox sing the Our Father in Aramaic (the language of Jesus that is still spoken by some Christians in the Middle East).
Egypt Coptic churches bombed