The issue came to a head (no pun intended!) in the Galatian controversy. This year, I am happy to have found this lovely new book by Holly Hawkins Shivers to inspire me begin again. I Can Learn the Bible is the ideal one year devotional for parents to share with their children. Add a DVD plan to your monthly subscription for just $10 more and get a brand new DVD every month to extend your viewing options. There is a wall of separation between church and state: by law in the U.S. and largely by custom in Canada. Christianity was then one of the minority faiths in the Roman Empire. It was being persecuted by both Judaism and the government. In today’s diverse racial, ethnic, and religious climate, it may be argued that these passages are no longer applicable.