We invoke the ideals of the "early church," but do we really know what the early church believed or how it lived?Many of us long for a faith like the first Christians. We speak ideally of the earliest followers of Jesus and use them authoritatively for current church doctrine and practice. But do we know what that means? What happens if we actually learn what early church leaders wrote? What might they be able to teach us?
A variety of contemporary, hot-button issues have surprising context to the early church. In the modern era, church leaders can learn from early church thinking on key ethical issues such as poverty and wealth, war, creation care, social issues and more. Take a peek into a lost era and discover surprisingly relevant insights into contemporary issues.
Includes a downloadable study guide.