The Third Hour
#28. Persecutions and Converts
Conversion on the Way to Damascus, Caravaggio, 1600-1601
In the decade following the ascent of Jesus, this small movement of disciples and believers grows from a cult to a community, from a Way to a Church, from nameless to Christianity — and faces stiff opposition from both within and without.
This week we're reading from Acts 3-11. If that seems like a lot, you can stay on track with the handy chart below.
Next week, we'll be talking about one of the earliest epistles — the Epistle of James — its arguments and meaning within the developing community of Christians, and a few questions you may find helpful when deciphering these ancient documents.