Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
01/30/2023
Augustine of Hippo
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” This famous quote by church father, Augustine of Hippo, is one of many you may have heard. But who was Saint Augustine, and why is he still important today? Why did he cry when he was appointed bishop
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01/16/2023
How Did the First Christians Live?
How did the early Christians live? Was it the same everywhere? And how is the early church similar to the church today? When did some people start praying to saints? Our hosts, Lucy, Emma, Trinity, and Christian, have many questions for our guest, Dr. Stephen Presley, professor of church history at
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01/02/2023
Macrina and the Three Cappadocians
Join Lucy, Trinity, Christian, and Emma as they talk to Colorado Christian University Professor Megan Devore about one family's huge influence during the fourth century. Meet Macrina, who convinced her mother to free all their slaves and build a community where everyone helped each other and those a
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12/19/2022
Athanasius and the Nicene Creed
As we prepare for Christmas, let's see why it's important to say that Jesus is fully God and fully man. How is that even possible? Wouldn't it be easier to say that Jesus was just similar to God? Does that make much of a difference? These questions divided the Christian world when Athanasius became
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12/05/2022
Ephrem and His Songs of Christ’s Birth
Have you ever heard of a poet named Ephrem? Few people have. He lived during the fourth century in the region we now call Turkey and used his songs to help people understand the true meaning of the Scriptures. Join Lucas, Linus, Christian, and Emma as they wonder at the beauty of Ephrem's songs, esp
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11/21/2022
Irenaeus and the Gnostics
Join Lucy, Lucas, and Linus as they continue to explore the fascinating history of the early church. In this new episode of Kids Talk Church History, they interview Fr. John Behr, an Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian and one of the foremost experts on the early church, about the subject of one
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11/07/2022
Why the Pilgrims Left England
It's almost Thanksgiving. As our hosts start planning their family gatherings, they begin to review the history of this yearly holiday and decide to learn more about why the group of settlers known as Pilgrim Fathers chose to come to America. They were not the first to arrive on this continent and d
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10/24/2022
Martin Luther and the Children in His Life
On October 31, 1517, a German friar named Martin Luther nailed 95 propositions to the door of the local church. Some were questions he had been considering for a while. For example, why did some bishops sell pieces of paper that granted forgiveness of sins? He didn't mean to rebel against his author
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10/10/2022
The First Christian Nations
Join Lucas, Trinity, and Mina in exploring the history of ancient Armenia, Georgia (a nation in Europe), and Ethiopia—the first nations to officially become Christian. Hear about George the Illuminator, who survived 13 years in a grim prison thanks to a woman who fed him bread; Hripsime, who fought
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09/26/2022
Blandina and Persecution in the Roman Empire
Following the long story of Christ's church, Lucy, Lucas, and Trinity talk about the first mass persecution of Christians, the courage of Blandina and her friends, and what this meant for the church. They also discuss persecution in general and how Christ is keeping His promise of preserving His chu
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09/12/2022
Why Study Church History?
Meet some of the hosts of Kids Talk Church History in this first episode. Lucy, Lucas, Trinity, Mina, and Christian discuss what sparked their interest in church history and who are some of their favorite characters. Shorter than usual, it will whet your appetite for things to come!Subscribe to Kids
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09/06/2022
Welcome to Kids Talk Church History
Imagine a podcast where kids talk about the people, big events, and amazing stories in church history. Author and historian Simonetta Carr, in partnership with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, presents Kids Talk Church History featuring special guests, listener questions, and more. Do you ha
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