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Transients In The Empire

In our series on the patristic writings, we return to 2 Clement. Our series uses for its text Michael Holmes, The Apostolic Fathers. What’s 2 Clement about? It’s an exhortation to faithfulness to the way of Christ in the face of threats like gnosticism, false teachers and rebellion against leaders. I reads like a sermon. He […]



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Transients In The Empire


For the Commonwealth Of God

Today’s post about the patristics is about 1 Clement 54-55. Our series uses for its text Michael Holmes, The Apostolic Fathers. 1 Clement is from a leader in Rome to the leaders and people of Corinth, and in chps 54-55 he addresses taking blame for the common good. The appeal is to being “noble” and […]



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For the Commonwealth Of God


Schisms In The Church

Today’s post about the patristics is about 1 Clement 46-53. Our series uses for its text Michael Holmes, The Apostolic Fathers. 1 Clement is from Rome to Corinth and in chps 46-53 he addresses the issues surrounding schisms in the church, something known in Corinth since the days of the apostle Paul. Emulation was education […]



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Church Order From God

Today’s poast about the patristics is about 1 Clement 4o-45. Our series uses for its text Michael Holmes, The Apostolic Fathers. 1 Clement is from Rome and in chps 40-44 he addresses church order, a topic that makes folks today nervous. In the age of authenticity conformity, tradition, structure, etc are problematic in new ways. […]



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Church Order From God