Archive for the ‘Apostolic’ Category

(PDF link) The harmony between the modality and the sodality achieved by the Roman Church is perhaps the most significant characteristic of this phase of the world Christian movement … The first structure in the New Testament scene is thus what is often called the New Testament Church. It was essentially built along Jewish synagogue […]


I suppose with a title like that you’d assume this was some profound spiritual or theological pondering on the meaning of the incarnation and God’s missional call to incarnate in our contexts and locale. Nope. I can’t sleep.  It is 3:46 AM.  I think it is a combination of acid reflux and Christmas excitement.  And […]


From Wesley to Asbury: Studies in Early American Methodism by Frank Baker Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 1976 ISBN 0822303590, 978-0822303596 “Asbury’s apologia pro vita sua was contained in ‘A Valedictory Address’ to Bishop William McKendree, dated August 5, 1813.  In this he used two important adjectives to describe Methodism as he envisioned it:  ‘apostolical’ […]