Chronicles of Faith: Tracing the New Testament Across Centuries


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Chronicles of Faith: Tracing the New Testament Across Centuries


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Over 15 weeks, this course exploration will take you from the early days of the Christian Church as chronicled in Acts to the complexities of the modern age. Delve into the rich historical context of the New Testament, examining the growth of the early Christian community, the development of Christian doctrine, and the profound impact of key historical events on the faith. Navigate through the Byzantine Empire, the medieval Church, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, uncovering the evolution of Christian thought and theology. Engage with the challenges and triumphs of the modern Church, exploring its responses to social issues, global expansion, and contemporary movements. Join us in tracing the echoes of the Gospel through centuries, gaining insights into the ever-evolving landscape of Christianity and its enduring relevance today.

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Chronological and Background Charts of Church History (Zondervan Books) Kindle or Paperback – Illustrated, September 27, 2005

Author: Robert Walton

ISBN-10: ‎ 0310258138

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0310258131

it is strongly suggested each student have a physical copy of a Bible, however, there are free versions online that are acceptable (, etc.). Because of the likelihood of students coming from a diversity of denominational (or non-denominational) backgrounds I do not require a specific version of the bible. Some acceptable versions are KJV, NKJV, NIV, NRSV, RSV, ESV.

Jamie Anderson

Kenneth Bracker is a homeschool graduate having been part of the original first wave of homeschooling pioneered by Raymond and Dorothy Moore in the 1970’s. By age eighteen Kenneth had worked on more than two dozen political campaigns as a full time campaign manager, spent two years working as an intern at the local cable station, and spent four straight summers volunteering at nursing homes and Alzheimer wards. Homeschooling for him involved real life application of the biblical values his parents instilled within him. 

Kenneth obtained his B.S. in Psychology from Baker College with a focus in Chemical Substance Abuse, and then his Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. For the better part of a decade he was either leading bible studies at the local county jail, or working as a counselor at the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center where he led weekly group counseling sessions as well as one-on-one counseling for the men who lived at the 9-month program facility. 

Kenneth is a small business owner, and currently works for Saint Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary overseeing their media and web development and is a manuscript editor for books and publications for Saint Andrew’s and the Orthodox Anglican Church.

Reared in the Great Books philosophy of education, Kenneth is an avid reader and having completed the Western Canon of literature decades ago, spends his free time studying theology and church history, as well as playing golf daily with his youngest son who is homeschooled and enrolled in Excelsior Classes. 

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