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How did they decide on the day we celebrate Easter? It turns out that it is tied to the first full moon of Spring. That decision was made at the Council of Nicaea, which was called by the Roman Emperor Constantine.

In this episode, we take a look at some of the considerations they had when choosing a day for Easter. Did it have to be on Sunday? Should it be tied to the Jewish celebration of Passover?

Our special guest for this episode is Professor Gerald Bray.

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Is Jesus God? Christians believe that he is. But did that idea come about at the Council of Nicaea? Did Constantine the Great invent the idea of Jesus’ as God. In this episode we explore some of the heresies put forth by The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown, and others. We also explore how the early church became entwined with relics.

Our guests for this series are Professor Gerald Bray and Professor David Potter.

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Christians were heavily persecuted in ancient Rome. Even in the Bible. But when did persecution end and Christianity become a force that would shape the world? It all began in the 300’s when the Roman Emperor Constantine saw a sign in the sky and claimed the name of Christ. Our guests for this series are Professor Gerald Bray and Professor David Potter.

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In April of 2018, NPR’s Embedded podcast released a story about Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The story highlights not only the current investigations into Pruitt’s work at the EPA, but it also examines his Christian faith.

Scott Pruitt is a Christian. Why do evangelical Christians support Scott Pruitt even though he is in hot water? What does Genesis 1 mean? What does it look like when we subdue the earth? In this, the first episode of Season 2, we take a look at Scott Pruitt’s public history with the Christian faith. We also interview reporters from the NPR story, Joe Wertz (@JoeWertz) and Tom Dreisbach (@TomDreisbach).

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In April of 2018, NPR’s Embedded podcast released a story about Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The story highlights not only the current investigations into Pruitt’s work at the EPA, but it also examines his Christian faith. Scott Pruitt is a Christian. Why do evangelical Christians support Scott Pruitt even though he is in hot water? What does Genesis 1 mean? What does it look like when we subdue the earth? We take a look at Scott Pruitt’s public history with the Christian faith. We also interview reporters from the NPR story, Joe Wertz (@JoeWertz) and Tom Dreisbach (@TomDreisbach).

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Writer, preacher, reformer, martyr. Girolamo Savonarola was an inspiration to Martin Luther and an early martyr for the Protestant Reformation. He’s also a controversial figure – more Old Testament prophet than humble friar. He tried to end the Renaissance, to create a city of God. We can learn a lot from his story today. Our guest Samantha Morris discusses her book Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher and the history of the “mad preacher of Florence”.

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When churches face evil or unrepentant behavior we have to make a tough call. What does church discipline look like? It turns out that it involves several steps from talking to the person one-on-one to expelling them from the congregation. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Jonathan Leeman from www.9marks.org joins us to talk about his book: Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus.

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