Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Church History in 4 Minutes

As Disciples pastor, fellow blogger, and church historian Bob Cornwall notes, the video has a Protestant and U.S. bias. I noticed nothing on the African church past Augustine and nothing on Asia or Latin America at all. But this is still cool to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

UPDATE: Janet of Quoth the Maven created this video in honor of her pastor, Mark Brewer, who preached a 21 week sermon series on church history.  She gives the lyrics here:

http://quoththemaven.blogspot.com/2009/10/church-history-in-4-minutes-lyrics.html  She admits to changing the order of a couple of events to make lyrics that rhyme.  One niggling tidbit from my professor side:  The Swiss Reformer’s name was Huldyich or Ulrich Zwingli, not Erlich Zwingle.  But this is amazing  and quite the treat.  I am going to send it to my old church history professor, Bill Leonard, because he is a big advocate of preaching using church history and even wrote The Word of God Across the Ages to help facilitate that process.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | arts, church history | 3 Comments