Mar 19 • 30M

Meet the Early-day Saints Episode 2: Preaching, with Kristian Heal

“Preaching punctuated the religious experience of early Christians.”

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Faith Matters
Kristian Heal
Blair Hodges
Audio Explorations in Faith | Our first series, "Meet the Early-day Saints," is produced and hosted by Blair Hodges.
Episode details

Ancient Christians didn’t “give talks,” they didn’t have monthly “fast and testimony meetings.” But Dr. Kristian S. Heal says the preaching of sermons about the gospel of Jesus Christ was a central part of early Christian experience. We discuss his chapter “Preaching Christ: Scripture, Sermons, and Practical Exegesis,” from the book Ancient Christians: An Introduction for Latter-day Saints


About the Guest

Kristian S. Heal is a Research Fellow at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University. He earned a PhD in Theology from the University of Birmingham. 

About the Host

Blair Hodges earned a bachelor’s degree in communications (journalism) at the University of Utah and a master’s degree in religious studies at Georgetown University. He hosts Fireside with Blair Hodges and previously hosted the Maxwell Institute Podcast at Brigham Young University.

Cover art by Charlotte Condie