While you may not have heard of the didache (the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) you should read it. You can do so here. The Didache is a pastoral document from the mid to late 1st century. It was quite possibly written as early as 40 AD. It is a great look into the early church and it doesn’t take very long to read. Maybe 20 minutes. It covers the way of life and the way of death, baptism, fasting, the Lord’s Supper, and the ethical thought of the 1st century church. The Didache is a great look into what was important to the earliest followers of Jesus. Therefore, as modern followers of Jesus we should look into what our fore-fathers and fore-mothers thought.
SIDE NOTE – watching Chuck with the oldest boy-child and the show has one of the catchiest, grooviest theme songs that has ever been on TV. It is really hard not to kick into the white man’s overbite whenever it comes on. It is a fun show also but right now I can’t get the theme song out of my head.