Dr. J. Evan Kreider (Professor Emeritus of Music, UBC) spoke on the visible manifestation of the Christian life as seen in the life and death of Perpetua, Felicitas, and their companions at Carthage in Africa, circa 203 AD. Evan introduced us to an account of their martyrdom by Dr. Alan Kreider (Evan’s cousin, the late Professor Emeritus of Church History at AMBS) in his book The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire (2016). These brave young women of different social strata made a deep impression on the bloodthirsty crowd with their demonstration of peace and love right to the end. Evan challenged us with the question: what might others see in our lives that could jar their expectations? [KH]
NOTE: Henry Klippenstein, originally scheduled to speak on Doubt and Faith from John 20: 19-29, will be rescheduled to the earliest available opportunity. You may also wish to view A Shadow of a Doubt featuring Joseph Solomon, easily Googled on YouTube.