City of God, Book 21: Eternal Punishment

The entirety of Augustine's Book 21 is devoted to defending the reality and the justice of eternal punishment. This book roughly breaks down into two parts: the first part addresses the objections of unbelievers to the doctrine of eternal punishment (ch. 2-16) and the second part addresses errors of "compassionate Christians who refuse to believe … Continue reading City of God, Book 21: Eternal Punishment

City of God, Book 20: Final Judgment

Augustine sets out in Book 20 to instruct the reader on the day of God's final judgment from Scripture. In large part, the book is a series of expositions on relevant passages from both the New and Old Testaments. I will not, in the summary, rehash all of Augustine's exposition, simply highlight the main points … Continue reading City of God, Book 20: Final Judgment

Book Review. Fault Lines: the Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, by Voddie Baucham

(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

Book Review: From Every People and Nation: a biblical theology of Race, by J. Daniel Hays

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