About the early church Blog
This blog started in late 2019 as I finished my MLitt in Classics at St Andrews. I was taking a break from academia for a year and wanted to keep writing and researching, even if only informally.
It has since morphed into something else. I am passionate about Early Church history, and believe there is so much that we as Christians in the twenty-first century can learn from these brothers and sisters of long ago. I also love good Christian books, and so reviewing them makes up a big part of this blog.
This is not a blog simply for academics or church leaders. I think we can all learn from the first Christians, and so I hope there is something for everyone here. My desire is that the posts are interesting and accessible, and I value any comments or feedback you may have!
I want this blog to point people to Jesus, through either notes on the history of the Early Church, or through reviews of books that I’ve been reading. I post semi-reguarly, often off the back of questions or thoughts that pop up during my research, but I always welcome suggestions for content.
After completing an undergraduate degree in Ancient History at Durham University, and a Masters in Classics at St Andrews, I am now studying for my PhD at King’s College London, working out of Tyndale House in Cambridge. Having taken a year out of academia to work in the City of London, I began my PhD in October 2020, researching the use of pagan literature as a tool in Early Christian evangelism.
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.
Since then I have sought to live as a Christian, growing in my faith and excited to serve in my local church, as well as seeking to see how I can use my research in Classics to serve God’s wider Church and glorify His name.
I’m passionate about Church History, and in particular the Early Church. I think there’s a lot we can learn from them, and a lot of truth that remains just as relevant today as it was 1800 years ago.
Have a look around, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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