In Book 18, Augustine takes up a history of "the earthly city" with was growing alongside the heavenly city. This society of mortal men, though men share a common nature, is divided against itself as "one part of it oppresses another." In the providence of God, some nations have "been entrusted with empire, while others … Continue reading City of God, Book 18: A Brief History of Nearly Everything
[Revised for clarity, 4/8/2021] Three-quarters of the way through this book, I hated it (1/5 stars). Now that I finished it, I hate it a little bit less (2/5 stars). The author is highly critical of the new social justice ideology and highly critical of evangelicals who support the movement because they are ignorant of … Continue reading Book Review: Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice
Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice by Eric MasonMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI am torn on this book a bit. I almost gave a three star review because I believe the book is built on a fundamental confusion of categories regarding the gospel. In an early … Continue reading Very Brief Review: Woke Church, Eric Mason
Over the past few months I've seen quite a few posts, ranging from TikTok videos to pieces seeming to be investigative journalism, reporting that the Bible was 'made anti-gay' in the 20th century. There's even a movie coming out called 1946 based on the claim that "The first time the word 'homosexual' appeared in any … Continue reading Lying with the Truth: Was Bible made “anti-gay” in 1946?
In Book 16, Augustine traced the development of the City of God from Noah to David. The bulk of Book 16 was devoted to Abraham with about two pages covering the entire history of the City of God from the birth of Moses up to the reign of David. Book 17 traces the history of … Continue reading City of God, Book 17: The Era of the Prophets