Best of and Blogs

What makes a blog post a "best of"? I chose three criteria:

  • Posts I judge to be desperately important.
  • Posts that got several "this changed my life" comments.
  • Most popular posts, meaning the posts that got the most views and comments.

My blogs will all be united here now. For the most recent posts, see What's New.

Brief Description

I am a slave of King Jesus first, a student of the Bible second, and lastly a student of early church history (the first four centuries of the church) and of church history in general.

The main purpose of my blog posts is to "earnestly contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints." I believe, hope, and pray that my posts help readers know God, follow Jesus, and understand the Bible better. One of the main ways I do this is by showing my readers early Christianity in both the Scriptures and the writings of the early churches, then showing how we got from there to the traditions of the twenty-first century.

My Top Blog Post

In November of 2014 I made an attempt to write an overview of the Gospel from knowing nothing to finding the power to live as a disciple of Jesus. I sat on the two posts for over two months, wondering if I wasn't overstepping my bounds in attempting such a project. Finally, on February 3rd and 5th, 2015, I published the posts. They were two of the most well-received posts I've ever published. I believe they qualify as "desperately important."

The Best of the Rest