Church History

Italy and the UK, part due (two): Forterocca

May 6, 2014 | Posted by in Church History, Italy, mission, OM Arts | 1

The name Forterocca means “mighty fortress” and comes from the Martin Luther song “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” OM Italy built this conference center in the tiny community of Bobbio Pellice, Italy, because of the rich history of the Waldensian church.  I introduced the Waldensians back in this post. As visitors to Forterocca and theRead more …

Land of the Waldensians

Apr 10, 2014 | Posted by in Church History, Italy | 1

The Cottian Alps are the home of the Waldensian Christians. The Waldensians today identify most closely with the Reformed Church, but their roots trace back long before Calvin, to Claudius, the Bishop of Turin, who was martyred in A.D. 839. Their founder, however, was most likely Frenchman Peter Waldo, who in the late 12th century gaveRead more …