The Church Fathers

Depending on their theological tradition, most churches act as though there’s a gap in church history between the New Testament and either the birth of Luther or the birth of Billy Graham; however during that gap lived dynamic and important heroes of the faith which shouldn’t be over looked. In this episode, host Sam Welbaum is joined by staff apologist Lindsay Brooks and Adjunct Professor Joe Slunaker to discuss the first 300 years of the Christian church. The group discusses persecution, major thinkers, theological themes, historical developments and church/culture relations. The show presumes that our history is important and after listening we’re sure you will agree.

Note: Originally this show was going to cover the Ecumenical Councils as well, but we’ll have to address those another time in the near future.


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Sam Welbaum is the Director of Radio and Events at and is one of the hosts of the radio show. Sam also serves as the Young Adults Director at Shoreline Baptist Church in Fountain Valley, California. He presently holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Christian Studies from California Baptist University, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, a Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on his PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University.


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