I’m currently on furlough, having been working in London during a short break from academia. I most recently finished a Masters in Classics up in St Andrews, where I focussed on the use of pagan literature as a tool in Early Christian evangelism. I graduated from Durham University with a degree in Ancient History and Classics and have spent the best part of the last four years focussing on studying the history and literature of the Early Church in greater depth. I will return to full time research as I begin my PhD in Theology and Classics in October 2020.
I’ve been a Christian all my life, knowing and trusting in Jesus as far back as I can remember, but for me one of the biggest moments in my story was recognising the need for a personal relationship with Jesus when on a Christian sports camp some 10 years ago. From there I have grown in my faith and am excited to serve in my local church, as well as to continue to see how I can use my research in Classics to serve God’s wider Church and glorify His name.
About the Blog
I think there’s a lot to learn from the Early Church. I think it’s a hugely exciting period of Church History, and seeing how the Church grew following the Apostolic Age is an incredible thing to witness. The Early Church was tiny, less than 50 000 people by 100 AD, yet by 250 AD it boasted well over 1 million. The growth of the Church is just a part of the story. These centuries saw schisms, heresies, conversions, challenges, successes, church plants, theological clarification, cannon creation and so much more. Have a look around and dive into some of my posts, the aim is to be both informative and engaging!