My name is John, and my goal with this blog is to search out the beliefs, traditions and practices of the early church, specifically within the first three centuries AD.
I expect to spend most of my time in the writings of the New Testament, with occasional forays into historical and extra-biblical works. Of course, I have an agenda, so I may as well confess it up front. I am specifically looking for the teachings and practices of the earliest church in order to discern how current church teaching and practice has evolved over the centuries and across cultures and to challenge the status quo as often as necessary. Thus, the credo “research, renew, recast.”
My main interests lie in New Testament interpretation, exegetical method, discourse analysis, oral tradition, early church practice and the history surrounding the early church. As I am not a professional, so I will happily receive encouraging words of correction should the need arise.
I am also a minister with the Progressive Christian Alliance and am very much interested in applying our Christian faith in new and fresh ways.
Thanks for reading my blog, and feel free to comment as you see fit…I look forward to it!
You may also contact me by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org