Four-part ‘Shadow Empire’ series will open Tuesday

Shawn Boonstra of The Voice of Prophecy and local pastor Rick Dahlberg will host a free presentation on early church history, Shadow Empire Tuesday, May 9 through Friday, May 12, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Sessions include The Rise of the Early Church on May 9, The Persecution of the Church on May 10, A Marriage of Church and State on May 11 and Constantine’s Christianity on May 12. The sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

Shadow Empire is designed for anyone interested in history, the church or religious liberty, reported Jeff Logan, personal ministries assistant director, Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

One man, Constantine, ignited a global movement that forever affected the relationship between church and state. During these four sessions, discover the consequences of a church driven by the government and explore what that means for lives today, he said.

Participants will receive a free book, Shadow Empire.