The History of Christmas Presents - Quick Explanation

By: Ryan Reeves on Thursday December 14, 2017

What are the origins of giving Christmas presents? This short explanation tells how gift giving at Christmas became part of our culture today. Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Twitter:...

The History of Advent - Quick Explanation

By: Ryan Reeves on Thursday December 7, 2017

When in history did the celebration of Advent begin in Christian churches? This short explanation tells how Advent arose around Christmas in the 4th century, and how Advent in history is different than Advent today.   Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical...

Assurance (In 90 Seconds)

By: Ryan Reeves on Tuesday May 30, 2017

How do we know our sins are forgiven? How can we have confidence that we really are children of God? You need the doctrine of assurance! Got 90 seconds?

Liturgy (In 90 Seconds)

By: Ryan Reeves on Tuesday November 15, 2016

Is every church a liturgical church? To answer that question, a definition of liturgy will help. Got 90 seconds?

The Ascension (In 90 Seconds)

By: Ryan Reeves on Tuesday November 1, 2016

The ascension of Christ is one of those doctrines that's often not discussed much. Maybe that's because it's a little weird. Where did Jesus go and why did he go that way? Got 90 seconds?