Lost Christianities?

Just finished the Winter 2012 issue of the Areopagus Journal which is published by the Apologetics Resource Center (link on the right side of this page). I have subscribed to their journal for a number of years. Each issue is devoted to a single subject. In the case of the Winter 2012 issue the subject is “Lost Christianities”. This issue answers the critics that say that what we today recognize as orthodox Christianity is really something one or a few people concocted in the third or fourth century, think Elaine Pagels or Bart Ehrman. After an introduction by Craig Branch we have three articles. First is “Was Orthodoxy an Historical Invention by Robert W. Yarbrough. Second is an article by Darrell L. Bock titled “What Did the Early Christians Believe?”. Finally Robert M. Bowman Jr. writes an article titled “Who Were the Ebionites and the Gnostics.

I enjoyed each article and recommend the Journal. Now just one caution, they are a bit slow getting the Journals out and sometime fall a few months behind but I have received every issue on my subscription. They also have topical bundles you can purchase such as Cults and the Bible Bundle.  Still anyone interested in apologetics will find the Areopagus Journal worthwhile.

Have a blessed day,



About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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