Assumptions that Can Kill Conversation

Sunday Musings Yesterday a book I order arrived in the mail.  The Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies, by W. Brian Shelton (Baker Academic, 2018) pricked my interest because of my friend Tom Bissell’s Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve (Pantheon, 2016).  Tom and I crossed paths in Israel … More Assumptions that Can Kill Conversation

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“The Church is a Whore; But She’s My Mother” (often attributed to Augustine)

Friday is for Heart Songs My son is more than an aspiring poet; he is a published, top 100 on Amazon.com list of books on poetry (four times) poet. He’s good. I am biased, but that doesn’t mean I’m not right. I love this particular poem so much that I recorded it at the end … More “The Church is a Whore; But She’s My Mother” (often attributed to Augustine)

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How to Be Brave from an Expert on Revolutionizing a Culture

Friday is for Hear Songs Ambrose of Milan is one of my heroes. Not just because he was part of the powerful move of the Spirit that brought Augustine to faith but because of his courageous and creative confrontation of Arianism (think of them as 4th Century Jehovah Witnesses). So it is always great to … More How to Be Brave from an Expert on Revolutionizing a Culture

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Augustine on the Connection between Prayer and Preaching

No time for new posts, still working to my deadline on an 80 page paper. But here is a great quote from Augustine on prayer and preaching from Kairos Journal. “A man of prayer before becoming a man of words’”—Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) Augustine of Hippo—famous bishop, pastor, theologian, and philosopher—was a superlative … More Augustine on the Connection between Prayer and Preaching

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