Welcome to Early Faith for Today!
Our mission for this website is to highlight the unity, mystery, and awe of the Christian faith following the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Contemporary Christians will find encouragement and clarity for their journey through learning about our Christian forefathers; our spiritual ancestors. Similar to learning about our own earthly ancestry, we can benefit from learning about our spiritual brothers and sisters who have gone on before us – the great cloud of witnesses now in Heaven.
Hebrews 12: 1-3 NIV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
This website is a source of various writings from the Early Faith genre such as blogs, columns, articles, reviews and books. We encourage writers and authors of this genre to contact us about your work. Various authors will be highlighted on a weekly to monthly basis on the website as a means to inform readers of the preferred resources available.
Also this website is intended to be the premiere source of early Christian Faith information that is practical, relevant, and theologically sound. We endeavor to inspire readers and churches to run their race with perseverance and not lose heart.
Meet our Co-founders and Directors:
Archbishop Robert L. Wise & Fr. Michael O’Donnell
Archbishop Robert L. Wise, Ph.D. has spent nearly 50 years traveling and working in the Middle East, pursuing the history of the church during its first 500 years. His blog WISE ON THE MIDDLE EAST presents an objective review of the current situation.
With over 34 published books, Robert Wise has explored a wide-range of subjects from facing suffering to novels. His BIBLE LANDS: An Illustrated Guide to Scriptural Places follows the journeys of Abraham through Paul. He has also explored the world of divine interventions and miraculous experiences that can be found on his blog MIRACLES NEVER CEASE. Pope Francis asked him to take the title Apostolic Representative For Christian Unity. As Archbishop Wise fulfills that role he seeks to bring unity between Protestants, Roman Catholics,and Jews.
Fr. Michael O’Donnell, Ph.D. is Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ogdensburg, N.Y. and is canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, New York.. His writings have been featured on such programs: CNN Evening News, 60 Minutes, the PBS Lehrer News Hour, USA Today, etc.. He was a contributing scholar to the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Social Issues. Fr. O’Donnell was a Senior Fellow for the Focus on the Family Institute and been a clinical pastoral counselor.