I have seen a lot of posts recently in my social media feed of people who say things like, "I didn't do _________, so I have nothing to repent of or be sorry for." These posts assert that sin and guilt are always only personal and never corporate or generational. Accordingly, those who think this … Continue reading Corporate Sin? Confessing My Ancestors Sins?
Book 7 almost beat me. I got a bit bogged down even though it's only forty-some pages. Much of the ground Augustine covers here has been well trodden in early books, but thankfully it includes an incredible section of Christian theology that leads almost to doxology. He begins outlining his purpose explicitly, "I am using … Continue reading City of God, Book 7: From Apologetic to Worship
Augustine's Book 6 continues his dismantling of Roman religion and philosophy. In particular, Book 6 addresses those who would claim that the gods are to be worshiped for what they give in the next life, not the material blessings they give in this life. Of course, Christians do indeed worship the One True God and … Continue reading City of God, Book 6: Trust these gods?
This post is theological, not about public health. Obviously, these two things have been in tension recently. Let me state baldly my position, then defend it. It was critical, for a time, that churches forgo meetings of any significant size due to the public health threat. But, assembling together is essential to the very nature … Continue reading Assembling is Essential to the Church