Faith Lessons from Counter-Cultural Christian Martyrs

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In the early centuries of the Christian faith, the church stood as a counter-cultural testimony to the totalizing claims of the Roman empire and its leaders. In proclaiming Jesus as Lord, many Christians faced trials, persecution, and even martyrdom. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary by Dr. Jackson Lashier as he explains how the lives of Christian martyrs are instructive for disciples of Jesus today.

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Jackson Lashier is Assistant Professor of Religion at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University where his studies focused on the Patristic Era of Church History. He is the author of Irenaeus on the Trinity (Brill, 2014). He is married to Julie and the father of children Ruthie, Rachel, and David. He loves reading fiction, playing golf, and all things baseball. He is a longtime member of the United Methodist Church.

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