Final Crusades and Final Results (The Crusades part 6)

The Crusades (Part 6 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153) 4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children’s Crusade: … Continue reading Final Crusades and Final Results (The Crusades part 6)

Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (The Crusades part 3)

The Crusades (Part 3 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153) 4. Lionheart and the Fourth Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children's Crusades: … Continue reading Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (The Crusades part 3)

Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders in AD 1095

The Crusades (Part 1 of 6) 1. Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders (AD 1095) 2. The First Crusade and Reclaiming the Holy City (AD 1096-1099) 3. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade (AD 1144-1153)            4. Lionheart and the Third Crusade (AD 1187-1193) 5. The Fourth Crusade & Children's Crusades: … Continue reading Deus Vult: Pope Urban II Calls for the First Crusaders in AD 1095

Why Christians Should Celebrate Lent and the Venerable Bede

[This is part three of my series of articles entitled: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. The Venerable Bede, who is the subject of this article, was an English contemporary of the Carolingians who was largely responsible for the rise of English literacy … Continue reading Why Christians Should Celebrate Lent and the Venerable Bede

Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 2)

[This is part two of my series of articles entitled: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. The series began with the high point of the period, the crowning of Charlemagne as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas Day, AD 800. Part … Continue reading Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 2)

A Reluctant Icon: Charlemagne (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 1)

[In the next few weeks, I will be publishing a series of articles under the heading: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. This series will begin with a discussion on the high point of the period, the crowning of Charlemagne as Emperor of … Continue reading A Reluctant Icon: Charlemagne (Hangin’ with the Carolingians part 1)

What happened to the cross of Christ? Just ask Helena, Constantine the Great’s mum.

To this day, Constantine I (AD 272-337) is a polarizing figure. He is hailed by some as a savior of the Christian faith - a saint among saints. Others portray him as a villain in the Christian story, and question whether or not he ever truly had an authentic conversion experience with Christ. In either … Continue reading What happened to the cross of Christ? Just ask Helena, Constantine the Great’s mum.