The given name Zach, Zack, or Zachary is derived from the Bible name Zechariah. There are several of them in the biblical stories, one of which was the father of John the Baptist.
In 1378, the Catholic church saw a great divide that lasted until 1417. Instead of a debate over the Bible or God in general, the split was more based on power. For a number of years, the Pope lived in Avignon, France. When the next Pope moved back to Rome, there was a huge worryContinue reading “Fun Fact: When the Catholic Church Had Two Popes”
Prussia (now part of modern-day Germany, Poland, and Russia) was the first state in the world to adopt Protestantism when their duke, Albert of Prussia converted to Lutheranism.
Dirk Willems was a Dutch anabaptist in the 16th century. He was imprisoned by the Catholic church but he escaped his confinement by running on an icy pond. One of the prison guards chased after him, and he fell in the frozen water. Willems turned back to save him, but he was recaptured because ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Tragedy of Dirk Willems”
The name Priscilla is of Roman origin, meaning several things such as venerable, classical, ancient, and primordial. The name first appeared in the New Testament of The Bible, as one of the characters named Priscilla and her husband helped Paul the Apostle in his work.