Single Issue Voter: To Be, or Not to Be?

This post is one that I hope will facilitate a bit of understanding among those who consider themselves single issue voters and those who question the wisdom of single issue voting. Politics is always a divisive issue, and certainly the current political climate is more divisive than I can ever remember. I'm not naive to … Continue reading Single Issue Voter: To Be, or Not to Be?

City of God, Book 16: From Noah to Moses

This summary/review will be a bit different - less Cliff Notes, more critique. To be honest, this was my least favorite book so far. The book covers a lot of ground - from Noah's exit from the ark to the Tower of Babel to the call and life of Abraham and his sons to Moses, … Continue reading City of God, Book 16: From Noah to Moses

Swear Off All Alliances with the Assyrians of Our Day

So counsels Ray Ortlund in his book When God Comes to Church, a book written twenty years ago, but one I'm reading for the first time (and loving), currently. The chapter I'm considering now is an exposition of Hosea 14. Here's the first four verses: Return, Israel, to the LORD your God.Your sins have been … Continue reading Swear Off All Alliances with the Assyrians of Our Day

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

City of God, Book 14: Sin and God’s Purposes (or Sex without Lust)

Book Fourteen was interesting, awkward, and incredible. Augustine reminds the reader that God created mankind from one man for a reason (he could have created millions of humans on Day Six, but he didn't). In part, this was so "the human race should not merely be united in a society by natural likeness, but should … Continue reading City of God, Book 14: Sin and God’s Purposes (or Sex without Lust)