History & Art of the Church

Conversations on the history, theology, and art of the early Christian Church.

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Envisioning the Early Church: From Caves to Catacombs

Join Jennine Hough as she takes us on a visual journey, envisioning the early church through its art. Over six weeks, we will see how the church's art developed and what it revealed about the church's emerging values and growth.

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Envisioning the Early Church: Into the Catacombs

Join us on our second week exploring the art of the early church and how it developed and changed over time. Trinitarian and art historian Jennine Hough leads us through the catacombs of the early church revealing what these clandestine pieces of art reveals about the early followers of Christ.

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Envisioning the Early Church: Constantine's Transformative Impact on Art

Join Trinitarian and art historian Jennine Hough as she continues to explore the developing art of the early church. This week, we look at the dramatic and transformative effect Constantine had on the early church's art.

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Envisioning the Early Church Through Art: Mosaics and More from Rome to Ravenna

Our series continues with some truly stunning history and glass mosaics from the early church.

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Envisioning the Early Church through Art: Into the Majesty of Byzantine Art

In the penultimate edition of our baptism series, join our associate David in conversation with our Director of Children and Family Ministries Beth Chesnut as they discuss proclaiming in word and deed the Good News of God in Christ.

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Envisioning the Art of the Early Church: Hagia Sophia and Byzantium in its Prime

Join Jennine Hough for our last session exploring the development of early Christian art. As we arrive at Hagia Sophia, it's truly a marvel to see how much Christian art—and Christianity—changed and transformed in such a short period of time.

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Adult Forum: The Forgotten Communities of the Catacomb Churches

Join Trinitarian Dr. Lisa Toland for a dynamic multi-week Adult Forum series, Remembering the Fortitude of Lost and Forgotten Churches!

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Adult Forum: The Ethiopian Church - How an Ancient Faith Survived

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Lost and Forgotten Churches: Ancient Church of the East

Today, we explore the fascinating history of the ancient church of the East that extends back to at least the 600s and possibly traces back to the Apostolic era. Learn about how it lifted up women and was a surprise 'discovery' when Western Christian missionaries arrived in China centuries later to find evidence that Christianity had long been there already. Tune-in at 10 a.m. Sunday to find out more!

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Lost and Forgotten Churches: The Mosque & the Church

Today, we explore the fascinating history of the ancient church of the East that extends back to at least the 600s and possibly traces back to the Apostolic era. Learn about how it lifted up women and was a surprise 'discovery' when Western Christian missionaries arrived in China centuries later to find evidence that Christianity had long been there already. Tune-in at 10 a.m. Sunday to find out more!

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Lost and Forgotten Churches: The Church of Byzantium

Today, we explore the Church of Byzantium and dive into detail about several fascinating places like Hagia Sophia.

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Lost & Forgotten Churches: The Church and the Plague

Exploring the religious response to the Bubonic Plague, Toland draws salient parallels to our current moment and offers profound hope from period theologian and mystic Julian of Norwich.

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Lost and Forgotten Churches: St. Ephrem & the Syriac Orthodox Church

Today, we explore the fascinating history of the church in Syria and it's most well-known saint, Ephrem. But did you know, there's a Syrian Christian connection at Trinity?