The Didache in Swedish

Today, a group in Sweden is releasing a translation of the Didache that’s in the spirit of my book and translation: it’s written in the day-to-day language that makes this fantastic resource available to Christians today:

Under Didaché 2010 hittar du vår översättning uppdelad i separata kapitel. Vid varje kapitel kan du kommentera texten, översättningen, ställa en fråga eller komma med en fundering, gör gärna detta. Men håll det kort och trevligt.

via Didaché, De tolv apostlarnas träning » Livets och dödens väg.

My Interview on God Complex Radio

Carol Howard Merritt interviewed me for God Complex Radio.  We talked mainly about my book on the Didache, The Teaching of the Twelve.  Here’s the description of the show, followed by the link:

In the second episode of our 4th season, we invited Tony Jones, theologian-in-residence at Solomons Porch in Minneapolis, to join Carol Howard Merritt and Landon Whitsitt to discuss his newest book The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community. Some highlights from the show… This is a book about a pamphlet [GCR producer: think Jack Chick track, only a lot older and without the scary images] (2:00), how Tony decided to write on the Didache (7:00), what faith communities looked like during the time the Didache was written (7:50), Trucker Frank’s community (11:50), sexual mores + clash of civilizations (15:00), did the Didache have an impact on Tony’s theology? (26:10).

via GCR 4.2 Tony Jones on the Didache and Christian community : God Complex Radio.

Win a Didache DVD!

The Faith and Practice of the Earliest Christians: a DVD Study on the Didache with Tony Jones is the video companion to my book, The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community.  It’s composed of six sessions and particularly aimed at small group and adult Sunday school use.

I’m running a little contest today, giving out one copy each here, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

The trivia question for the blog is this: What is my favorite verse in the Didache?

The complete text of the Didache can be found HERE.  Post your answers in the comment section.  All correct answers posted by 9am CST tomorrow will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the DVD (a $50 value!). [Read more...]

The Didache DVD Is Here!

I arrived home from sparkhouse yesterday to find a happy package on my doorstep.  The DVD I shot with Paraclete Press earlier in the year had arrived: The Faith and Practice of the Earliest Christians: a DVD Study on the Didache with Tony Jones.  It turned out great, IMHO.  It’s a six-session video curriculum aimed at adult learning communities and Sunday schools, but I imagine it will also be used by high school and college ministries.

It’s a companion to my book, The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community (a book that, I must say, has been very well received by those who have read it).

The DVD is now on sale at Paraclete’s website.  And you can get a taste in the video below.

If you lead small groups and the like, I encourage you to consider using this book and video in tandem.  I think it will provoke a lot of great discussion about the nature of the Christian faith and how our faith was practiced in the very earliest church.

And watch this space — on Monday I’ll ask some Didache trivia and give out complementary copies of the DVD here, on Twitter, and on Facebook.


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