What are the origins of modern day Halloween, this holiday that is second only to Christmas in popularity? Today, Andrew Dragos shares 7 quick facts about Halloween that reveal that determining the exact origins of specific traditions may be harder than expected, and speaks to the uneasy truce the church has had with the pagan cultures it inhabits.
What did you learn in your first year of marriage? Marriage is a huge life adjustment, and the transition can be a difficult one. In this article, Andrew Dragos shares 12 things he’s learned from his experience of joy, blessings, and challenges.
Knowing historical background related to the Bible makes the book come alive for contemporary Christians and also helps us understand it as the original audience would have. Andrew Dragos highlights 4 images from the book of Revelation that are brought to light by historical background.
Apologetics can mature the faith of Christians or encourage Christians struggling with doubt. They may even lead a skeptic to be more receptive to the gospel. In this post, Andrew Dragos provides a list and summary of his 7 top books on apologetics.
Books on Jesus abound—why the need for another one? Aren’t the four Gospels and subsequent letters of the New Testament sufficient for us to understand him? Well, not necessarily so, claims N. T. Wright in his book Simply Jesus. Andrew Dragos offers a summary and takeaways in this book review.
It is well known that early Methodism was especially concerned for the poor of society. The Methodist revival included field preaching to coalminers and the establishment of schools, employment opportunities, and special banks for the poor. Andrew Dragos suggests 4 reasons why Wesleyan spirituality was oriented toward the under-classes of society.
Cinco de Mayo, “the fifth of May,” is pronounced siŋ-kō-də-ˈmī-ō—it’s not like the spread you put on your sandwich. It commemorates an unlikely victory for a Mexican army over the powerful invading French army in 1862, though Mexico ultimately lost the war.
Wesley was “a man of one book,” meaning that for doctrine, devotion, and especially preaching, the Bible played an indispensable role. Using Wesley’s quote as a basic guide for reading Scripture, we may glean a healthy and balanced process of encountering God in Scripture by these 6 steps: read, pray, compare, meditate, consult, teach.