Contributed by Sam Mccormick on May 15, 2018
Part 1 - Introduction to a 13-part series on the origin, functioning, authority, and problems of the church of the first century; and the question of whether--or in what ways--we are to be like the earliest Christians.
This 13-part series of classes has been many years in the making. About 25 years ago I began in earnest to examine the features, character and characteristics of the church as it existed in its earliest years. As I sometimes do, I kept my notes all along the way, and this series of classes is to a