Book 19, while one of my favorites so far, is long. Augustine begins this book by probing into the philosophical debates related to the Supreme Good and the Supreme Evil. "Our Final Good," Augustine defines, "is that for which other things are to be desired, while it is itself to be desired for its own … Continue reading City of God, Book 19: The Supreme Good.
It is time. Time to come back to church. I know your PJs are more comfy than the church clothes you don on a Sunday. So come in your PJs, I don't care. Just come - even in PJs you might be better dressed than my son Caleb! I know the couch at home is … Continue reading A Non-Assembling Church is a Contradiction
(slight revisions 5/11 to make critique section a little less snarky) This was a much anticipated, much-hyped anti-social justice, anti-CRT book that I had hoped would be a good and fair critique of a very flawed movement. I wanted to like this book. I wanted to have a book that I could recommend to friends … Continue reading Book Review. Fault Lines: the Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, by Voddie Baucham
This is a very brief, very informal review of a book I read more than a year ago. It is an excellent book, for what it is. Written in 2003, it is not a commentary on any current trends in scholarship, national politics, etc. There is no mention of hot issues like being 'woke', systemic … Continue reading Book Review: From Every People and Nation: a biblical theology of Race, by J. Daniel Hays
I was recently listening to a song by Maverick City Worship called Jireh. One line hit me, "it doesn't take a trophy to make you proud." I certainly hope my sons know that it doesn't take trophies, A's, scholarships, or accolades to make me proud. But, my language may actually convey that those things are … Continue reading Parents, don’t confuse “Proud of” with “Happy for”