Golden Key Media is proud to announce the launch of a new series of fun and informative videos under the “Quick Christian History Guy” brand: “The Christian Origins of Nearly Everything.”
First off, let’s get this out of the way: no, no rational person ACTUALLY believes that literally – or even nearly – EVERYTHING has its origins in the Christian, or even the Judeo-Christian tradition. But a whole heck of a lot of things do.
These include the trivial but fun, which is a partial answer to our WHY question: because in some cases, it’s just FUN to know that everything from carnivals to Groundhog Day, candy canes to caps and gowns, can trace their origins back to some facet of what might be called Christendom: the historical ETHOS of Christianity as a living, breathing culture of faith and beautiful practice over more than 20 centuries now.
But some of the other things that can trace their origins back to some facet of the Christian tradition are worth knowing not just because they’re fun, but because they’re FORGOTTEN, and they’re IMPORTANT.
They’re especially important in an era and a culture which has been so deeply influenced by the values and priorities of what might be called the Post-Enlightenment West that the entire story has been turned on its head and become a narrative in which mankind can only be saved by moving away from a backwards, superstitious set of beliefs and practices as classical Christianity. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth…everything from hospitals to charity, the university system to egalitarianism, owe their development and growth in at least some measure to – you guessed it – historical Christianity.
So we’ll be continually adding videos to flesh out the BIG STORY by way of what might be called the LITTLE STORIES contained in these videos. So please hit the subscribe button, check back, share these posts, and check out more of the Quick Christian History Guy and the Christian Origins of Nearly Everything.