The Weak and the Strong in the Church (Augustine)

The story of Jesus walking on the water is one of those stories about Jesus that stick with us (see Mt. 14:22-33). It sticks with us for various reasons - one being that Peter got out there and walked on the water as well until fear got the best of him. Speaking of Peter, don’t… Continue reading The Weak and the Strong in the Church (Augustine)

“A Puritan Theology” – A Somewhat Critical Review

(This review was originally published here in June, 2014) There are many parts of A Puritan Theology that are helpful - I’ve mentioned some here on this blog.  As a whole, this book is a good resource that serves as an extended intro to the theology of the Puritans.  However, as I’ve been reading sections… Continue reading “A Puritan Theology” – A Somewhat Critical Review

God…The Savior of All People (Baugh)

In 1 Timothy 4:10 Paul wrote this to the young pastor-evangelist: "...our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers" (NLT). What does it mean that God is the Savior of all people? The word "savior" there is the regular NT word for "savior" (soter… Continue reading God…The Savior of All People (Baugh)

Our Last Enemy Already Subdued (Duncan)

This is an awesome part of John "Rabbi" Duncan's sermon on Revelation 1:17-18 (When I saw him I fell down at his feet as though I were dead, but he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, and the one who lives! I was… Continue reading Our Last Enemy Already Subdued (Duncan)

On Tithing/Almsgiving (Augustine)

In one of his sermons on the rich young ruler (Mt. 19:16-24), Augustine had some helpful things to say about wealth and riches. He also brought up Paul’s teaching in 1 Timothy 6:17-19. Here’s part of one of his sermons on the rich young ruler. Note how he answers the question about how much should… Continue reading On Tithing/Almsgiving (Augustine)