John Cleese ON Christianity, Religion and Brian

An enlightening look at John’s view on Christianity from an early discussion show to defend the film “The Life of Brian” Enjoy tags John Cleese Despises Christianity Antitheist atheist enlightening look view on Christianity early discussion show defend film “The Life of Brian”

Only Christianity is True Part 3 - Romans 5:20-21

In part three of a series out of Romans 5:20-21 titled; “Only Christianity is True,” pastor JD tackles the topic of God’s game changing and life changing grace.

Early Christianity - Diversity, Division, Dogma (Professor Harland)

www.philipharland.com This course explores diversity in early Christian thought and practice by investigating various groups and writings traditionally viewed as “heretical”, marginal, or non-canonical. We will study these groups by looking at opponents addressed in canonical literature, by considering the so-called heresiologists (eg Irenaeus), and by studying early Christian writings that did not come to be included in the canon (namely the New Testament Apocrypha and Nag Hammadi writings). In identifying the various strands of Christianity, we will ask questions such as: What forms of Christianity do we encounter in the literature? How are these forms or groups related to one another? What are the key issues of debate among them? How might we plot these out on a “map” of early Christianity? In the process we will address theoretical and historiographical issues in the study of early Christianity, including problems with the concepts of “orthodoxy” and “heresy,” as well as issues relating to the category of “gnosticism.” In the first term we will focus attention on forms of Christianity in one particular region, Asia Minor, and in the second term we will concentrate on forms of Christianity reflected in the early Christian Apocrypha and gnostic writings.

A History of Early Christianity - From Jesus to Muhammad.

From Jesus to Muhammad - A History of Early Christianity. Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God? What kind of nature did Jesus have? Was Jesus Christ really crucified ? Who is God and Jesus in the Bible? Dr Jerald Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in 1971, his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1974, his Master of Arts (clinical child psychology) from the University of Denver in 1976, his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1978, and his sessions program certificate in Islamic studies from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in 1998. In 1969, he obtained his License to Preach from the United Methodist Church and was ordained into the Christian ministry (deaconate) by the United Methodist Church in 1972. He converted to Islam in 1993 and completed the ‘Umrah and Hajj in 1999. His vocational history includes over five years teaching in American colleges and universities and over 20 years spent in the private practice of psychotherapy. In addition, he has taught at the middle school level at two different private Islamic schools and has served as the psychoeducational consultant at one private Islamic school. Dr. Dirks is the author or co-author of over 60 published articles in the behavioral sciences (primarily in psychosomatic medicine), over 140 published articles on the Arabian horse and its history, and over 220 published articles or formal

History of Christianity 2: Bishops and Apologists

In this video, we take a look at the Christian Church of the second century, learning about the Bishops who took charge of the Church after the Apostles, the heretics who tried to hijack the Christian Faith, and the apologists who defended Christianity from attacks both from within and without. Suggested Reading: “Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew” - Bart D. Ehrman “Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament” - Bart D. Ehrman “From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith” - L. Michael White “Heretics for Armchair Theologians” - Justo L. González & Catherine Gunsalus González “Early Christian Writings” - translated by Maxwell Staniforth, edited by Andrew Louth “The Story of Christianity: An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith” - David Bentley Hart “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol i: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus” - edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol ii: Fathers of the Second Century; Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, Athenagoras of Athens, Clement of Alexandria” “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol iii: Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian; I. Apologetic, II. Anti-Marcion, III. Ethical” “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol iv: The Fathers of the Third Century; Tertullian IV. More Ethical Writings, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen” “History of the Church” - Eusebius of Caesarea

Former Atheist Proves God With Early Christian Writings & Lee Strobel’s Books (2/2)

Science & Reason on Facebook: tinyurl.com Former Atheist Proves God With Early Christian Writings And Lee Strobel’s Books (2/2) - The Atheist Experience #579 with Matt Dillahunty & Tracie Harris. — Please subscribe to Science & Reason: • www.YouTube.com • www.YouTube.com • www.YouTube.com • www.YouTube.com — What is The Atheist Experience? The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at an atheist and non-atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA), a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. • www.Atheist-Experience.com • http • www.NonProphetsRadio.com Watch The Atheist Experience live (Sundays) • tinyurl.com Support the ACA (donations/membership): • www.Atheist-Community.org • www.Atheist-Community.org • Blog: AtheistExperience.blogspot.com • Wiki www.IronChariots.org • DVDs atheist-community.org • Blip.tv: atheistexperience.blip.tv • Cartoons Atheist-Community.org • E-mail: tv@atheist-community.org .

Former Atheist Proves God With Early Christian Writings & Lee Strobel’s Books (1/2)

Former Atheist Proves God With Early Christian Writings And Lee Strobel’s Books (1/2) - The Atheist Experience #579 with Matt Dillahunty & Tracie Harris. — • www.youtube.com • www.youtube.com • www.youtube.com — What is The Atheist Experience? The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at an atheist and non-atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA), a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. • www.Atheist-Experience.com • http • www.NonProphetsRadio.com Watch The Atheist Experience live (Sundays) • tinyurl.com Support the ACA (donations/membership): • www.Atheist-Community.org • www.Atheist-Community.org • Blog: AtheistExperience.blogspot.com • Wiki www.IronChariots.org • DVDs atheist-community.org • Blip.tv: atheistexperience.blip.tv • Cartoons Atheist-Community.org • E-mail: tv@atheist-community.org .

The Spiritual Guru

Chris Wragge and Debbye Turner Bell speak with one of the world’s leading authorities on alternative medicine and spirituality, Dr. Deepak Chopra about spirituality for living a longer life.

The Spirituality of Early Christianity

An indepth dialogue on the teachings of early Christianity and the spirituality of eastern Orthodoxy, still little known in the West. A rare source of mystical wisdom.