GCR 4.2 Tony Jones on the Didache and Christian community

Tony Jones

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).

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Play – Tony Jones – God Complex Radio – S4E2

Mentioned on this episode:
What is the Didache?

Take a look at Tony’s translation of the Didache available online for free here – Want it in Greek?

Trucker Frank, in an interview with Tony.

Read Tony’s The Teaching of the Twelve in which he unpacks the Didache for today’s church communities

Social Phonics – The social media arm of JoPa, the consulting firm that Tony Jones and Doug Pagitt run.

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