Last week I completed and uploaded to the AIC’s You Tube and Podbean channels all the remaining episodes in The Lives of the Saints – Second Series. All thirty-one episodes are now linked from the Digital Library (for the videos) and the Podcast Archive (for the podcasts) pages at www.anglicaninternetchurch.net. I’ve made several changes to the appearance and organization of the site, hopefully making it easier to find the electronic and print resources visitors are looking for.
Getting the project to completion allows me to focus the rest of A.D. 2017 and most of A.D. 2018 on our The War on Christianity series of videos and podcast; on updating several episodes from the New Testament Bible Study videos of a few years ago; and developing a marketing plan for the AIC Bookstore Publications.
The War on Christianity series has been reorganized, with the addition of at least two and possible three new episodes that will provide a better bridge between Episode One, which examined the nature of the threat using actual examples of violence from around the world in A.D. 2016 and 2017, and the teaching episodes intended to offer self-defense through knowledge of Church doctrine and through the actual application of traditional teachings.
The slides and script for Episode Two are almost complete. In them, I put the on-going “War on Christianity” into the historical perspective of the spread of the Church Universal from the day of Pentecost up until now, emphasizing the meaning of the Nicene Creed’s statement that the Church is “one Catholic and Apostolic.” I pay tribute to the original Apostles named in Scripture and to the second, third and fourth (and later) generations of Bishops, Priests, Deacons, scholars, and theologians who, many times forfeiting their lives in the process, organized and spread the Christian Faith from the Holy Land literally across the world. As always, the slides are illustrated with icons, frescoes, mosaics, paintings and photographs intended to enrich the viewing experience. The episode ends with a series of slides on the membership and region-by-region and, sometimes, country-by-country distribution of its membership. I suspect the data will surprise many.
As always, I thank you for your interest in and support for the online ministry of The Anglican Internet Church. May the Lord bless you in all that you do in His Name.
Glory be to God for all things! Amen!