So here's a useful site that I'll be looking into more often: Early Christian Writings. I heard about this on the Talk Gnosis podcast, and so I'm putting it up on our site as well for everyone to use.
I've started streaming on Twitch and conveyed to my viewers tonight something important: much of the Tradition handed down through the Church has scriptural backing to it, it just happens that said scripture didn't make it into the canonical Bible. Ideas such as the Immaculate Conception of Mary (just as an example)- these have a precedent somewhere in early Christian history and writing.
That's what I consider to be most fascinating- early Christians held these views! They weren't ideas that just popped up hundreds of years later.
We'll talk at some point in time about how Scriptures were often written with a theological point to be made rather than as an historical document, a position that's strange and foreign to the modern mind but nonetheless useful to understand a figure like Jesus.