City of God, Book 18: A Brief History of Nearly Everything

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

Very Brief Review: Woke Church, Eric Mason

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

City of God, Book 15: Urban Sprawl in the Two Cities

I'm convinced writing these summaries is beneficial, but I'd have been done with Augustine's tome long ago if I wasn't writing these. But I am benefiting from writing these, if for no one but myself. Book 15 traces the progress of the two cities, the "two societies of human beings, one of which is predestined … Continue reading City of God, Book 15: Urban Sprawl in the Two Cities