Topic: Middle Ages

Trending in the 12th Century

August 10, 2016
What was trending in the twelfth century? If you were alive during the 1100s, it would have been very hard to miss it. It was not the church's brightest hour—it is the Crusades. The First Crusade was launched just before the beginning of the twelfth century. It occurred from 1096 to 1099. Pope Urban II issued

Trending in the 10th Century

July 27, 2016
We're going to start a new series that we will be returning to from time to time. The series is called "Trending." But rather than looking at what's trending in the next hour or even in the next five minutes, as our culture may have it, let's talk about what was trending for a century.

The Cathedral

July 29, 2015
Could you imagine, in our day, staring a building project that you know you will not finish in ten or twenty or even thirty years? It's almost impossible for us to even think like that. Now try this: imagine starting a building project that you will not see completed in your lifetime. You won't even

5 Firsts in British History

July 1, 2015
Christianity has a long history in the British Isles. Here, we're going to take a look at five firsts in British church history. The first is the first martyr, a figure known as St. Alban. He is believed to have lived in the third or fourth century, but we know very little about him. In fact,
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