650: The Fellowship of the King // Spiritual Lessons from Alfred the Great 07 (Eric Ludy)
This is the seventh episode in Eric Ludy’s epic summer Daily Thunder series drawing on the legendary life of Alfred the Great. In this particular episode he dives into the way of Anglo-Saxon kings with their men. In 871 Alfred is going to become King of Wessex. And as a king, more than anything, he desires to walk out his kingship with his loyal thegns by his side. The extraordinary fellowship of the Anglo-Saxon king and his thegns is something foreign to our modern system of manly relationship building, but in studying it, it helps us better understand the fellowship that Christ the King yearns to have with His thegns, the Church.