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Ever wonder where all the female saints are? Though many treatments of church history overlook their role, they're there, even from a young age. Read this list of 10 young female saints who can inspire your own walk with God.

Who was Saint Patrick, the Apostle of the Irish? On Saint Patrick's day, Andrew Dragos offers a biographical sketch of Patrick's life and work, hitting important themes like his captivity, call to ministry, visions and dreams, theology, and legacy.

Whether you choose to write it on a sticky note, a romantic card, or just soak them in, here are 14 Bible verses about love for Valentine's Day.

The monastics were peculiar—they left everything, losing their own lives in fact, to chase after Christ. Read more about the desert fathers today as Jackson Lashier continues his series on the ancient Fathers of the church.

What are the origins of Christmas? What are the facts about the nativity story? Where did the Christmas tree come from? How did the tradition of Santa Claus come about? In today's article, Andrew Dragos shares 7 quick facts about Christmas to help us get the story straight.

Jackson Lashier continues his series on the church fathers by covering the work of Gregory of Nyssa. Jackson argues that what Gregory patterns for us is a method of appropriately using scripture in argumentation, a method that is concerned not with individual verses but with the logic and tenor of the entire redemptive story.

Male voices reign in the first few centuries of the Church reflecting, of course, the androcentric Greco-Roman culture in which Christianity developed. Nevertheless, it is not the case that the female voice is altogether absent from this period and its presence, though minimal, serves as a critique to the patriarchy that became normative. Nowhere is the female voice more prominent than in the martyrdom literature.

Origen spent his life teaching theology, by which he meant, in harmony with all the Fathers, “scripture interpreted according to the Church.” He calls this practice “lectio divina” or “divine reading." Jackson Lashier dives deeper into Origen's approach in this installment of "In the Company of the Fathers."

From his birth to high-ranking Roman colonists parents to his death on March 17 in the late 5th century, St. Patrick was best known for his evangelistic fervor, courage, and humility, even in the face of difficult opposition from druid religious leaders. Here are seven quick facts you may not know about St. Patrick and St. Patrick's Day.

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