I originally envisioned my studies to be mainly historical. You know, kind of academic and dry. I want to build a graphical timeline of events in Christendom so I can better visualize the sweep of history and the many turning points and defining events that have occurred over the centuries. Many of the books that I have gathered will fit into this approach nicely.
However, I have also come across some books that are more than just historical. They have a point of view and express their opinions about historical events and how they have impacted the way Christians worship today. One such book is Pagan Christianity? Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices, by Frank Viola and George Barna. I will be sharing what I learn from books like this as well. So maybe future posts here will do more than shine some light on our history. They may also generate some heat!