Of all the crazy things… as fed up as I am with organized religion… I feel myself drawn more and more to church history lately.
I don’t mean the institution, I mean the people. The ones who made it all happen. The early disciples, the first bishops (most of whom were martyred), the Desert Fathers, the founders of monasteries, leaders of the Reformation, the Great Awakeners… the stories their lives tell! I’d love to give the church’s history a treatment like Ken Burns gave The Civil War. Cue the old drinking song A Mighty Fortress in the place of Ashokan Farewell.
Keep watching this space. As time permits, I’ll post some of their remarkable stories.