When I teach the course on Christian History (see my videos on YouTube), I always emphasize to my students that Christian or church history is still taking place every day. And on some days, very significant historical events take place that will impact Christianity in the centuries to come. One such recent example would be the great fire that nearly destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019.
This week another very significant event occurred affecting a historic Christian structure. The president of Turkey on Friday, July 10, announced that the Hagia Sophia (“Sacred Wisdom”) church building in Istanbul would be converted into a mosque after being a museum open to the public since 1934. Why is this significant?Continue Reading