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
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
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