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
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
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?