Nikitari, Cyprus: Asinou Church frescoes

Chris­tian­i­ty in its ear­ly cen­turies was marked by a remark­able diver­si­ty of beliefs and prac­tices. Com­pet­ing sects, such as the Mar­cionites and Gnos­tics, pre­sent­ed var­i­ous the­o­log­i­cal per­spec­tives. This arti­cle explores the the­o­log­i­cal diver­si­ty and the con­test­ed nature of ear­ly Chris­t­ian beliefs, ques­tion­ing which ver­sion, if any, can be con­sid­ered the true Christianity.

Paul before Felix Agrippa

This arti­cle explores poten­tial con­nec­tions between Paul the Apos­tle and the Hero­di­an fam­i­ly, using evi­dence from the New Tes­ta­ment, ear­ly Church lit­er­a­ture, Rab­binic texts, and Jose­phus. It exam­ines how Paul’s Roman cit­i­zen­ship, influ­ence in Jerusalem, and inclu­sive teach­ings may reflect a Hero­di­an reli­gio-polit­i­cal ori­en­ta­tion, sug­gest­ing Paul’s back­ground and actions align with Hero­di­an inter­ests, rais­ing new ques­tions about his identity.

Missionary Activity In Kosovo

After the last war in Koso­vo, the over­all eco­nom­ic sit­u­a­tion of the coun­try has dete­ri­o­rat­ed in a dras­tic way. As is well-known, the end of war meant that Koso­vo became a tar­get for many Chris­t­ian orga­ni­za­tions, a phe­nom­e­non which seems to accom­pa­ny every war-emerg­ing coun­try nowa­days. The same hap­pened to post-com­mu­nist Alba­nia, as well as Bosnia, Rwan­da and sev­er­al oth­er coun­tries in the world involved in dif­fer­ent con­flicts. Need­less to men­tion, great pover­ty is a gate to dis­be­lief, as man is con­tin­u­ous­ly in search for the pro­vi­sion grant­ed to him by the Almighty and frus­tra­tion seems to cause all kinds of incon­gru­ent deci­sions. In order to elu­ci­date the bit­ter real­i­ty in Koso­vo, we are pre­sent­ing the case of the con­ver­sion of an entire Mus­lim fam­i­ly to Christianity.