Christianity Exposed (Part I: Genesis)

See what’s inaccurate and contradictory about the Bible, and find out where the stories get their roots from. Learn the difference between what tradition teaches you about the Bible, and what’s actually in it.

CNN - Macedonia the root of Christianity

Macedonia’s forgotten gem - CNN CNN’s Nic Robertson discovers an ancient city of hundreds of churches and monastries. CNN’s new series i-List takes you to a different country each month. In May, we visit Macedonia focusing on changes shaping the country’s economy, culture and its social fabric. The oldest traces of human habitation in Macedonia are the cryptic, 30000 year-old stone engravings or rock art unearthed in the Kratovo area, as well as the astronomical observatory/ religious ritual site of Taticev Kamen, dating back almost 4000 years. The word Macedonia instantly conjures up memories of Philip II and his son Alexander the Great, legendary emperor of the 4th century BCE who brought great expanses of the known world under Macedonian rule. In this period, and the Hellenistic and Roman ones that followed it, Macedonia reached the apogee of its influence and power. Today, many ruins remain to attest to this ancient heritage, in the sites of cities such as Heraclea, Stobi and Skupi, strewn with amphitheaters and temples, and decorated with intricate mosaics and frescoes. The missionary Apostle Paul brought Christianity to Macedonia for the first time. Nine centuries later, his Byzantine successors Cyril and Methodius created a brand new alphabet, the precursor to Cyrillic, to expedite their missionary work with the Slavic-speaking Orthodox Christians of the Balkans. Macedonias experience of Christianity has thus always been linked with literacy and education. In fact

Understanding the Christian Orthodox Faith - Part 1

Understanding the Orthodox Faith is an introductory guide to learning the basics about the Christian Orthodox faith. Ellinas Multimedia has combined interviews with Orthodox Priests along with beautiful photography inside Orthodox churches to teach you about the following: * When did the Orthodox faith begin? * Who was the founder of the Orthodox faith? * What is meant by Apostolic Succession? * What does Holy Tradition mean? * Why are there icons in Orthodox churches? * Are Orthodox Christians “saved?” * How does the Orthodox faith view the Virgin Mary? * Are Orthodox Christians “born again?” * Why is the Orthodox faith considered “the best kept secret?”

A History of Christianity - Diarmaid MacCulloch In ‘A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years’, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores the thoughts and traditions that have shaped Christianity as it has spread from its origins in the Middle East. He illustrates its ability to adapt as it takes hold in a vast range of cultures. And he shows how theological disputes throughout history have created a plural Church with no unifying belief system, but also a faith that continues to attract new members around …