(Pic) Dietrich Bonhoeffer
with his students (1939)

Why the Lollards?

First of all it should be pointed out that I am simply using them as an example of what we all need to be prepared to become; namely simple Christians educated and living examples of biblically literate followers of Christ. This doesn't mean a seminary degree from an institution or some fancy ordination (no one in the bible had either of these); it simply means we should at least understand our Bibles at a top-level and be able to communicate this to others. Similarly in our ever-growing world of persecution and skepticism we need to have a top-level understanding of apologetics as well as what it means to be persecuted if we are called to be while at the same time living lives that people will know we are seperate from the world or at least different from it (in a Barna poll it has been discovered that most people cannot tell any differences between a Christian and a non-Christian and this is just not right? As James says "faith without works is dead" - there should be a noticable difference between Christians and non-Christians; similarly evangelism (introducing others to Christ) should be at the front of our thoughts, prayers and actions. The above video will give you a short introduction to who the lollards were historically (or at least a version of them). The rest of the documentary is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6gJnGdlJkE&list=PL1B1F966BFCB9518A