God’s Mercy, God’s Judgment (Augustine)

This morning I found a wonderful exposition about God's mercy and judgment based on Psalm 33:5. In these comments, the North African theologian Augustine (d. 430) was reflecting on the truth that God is just and merciful at the same time. (Note: Augustine was using the Septuagint/Vulgate so the wording and chapter/verse numbers are different… Continue reading God’s Mercy, God’s Judgment (Augustine)

Evangelicalism’s Popes (Lints)

(This is a slightly edited re-post from December, 2015) It’s ironic and humorous when Christians mock or discredit creeds and confessions while at the same time firmly attaching themselves to some well-known preacher, podcaster, or blogger. Many Christians who are anti-creed are pro-celebrity pastor. This anti-confessional and pro-popular leader mindset is not new. It was… Continue reading Evangelicalism’s Popes (Lints)

Living The Story We Believe (Baraka)

As I've mentioned here before, Sho Baraka's song, "Fathers, 2004" is one of my favorite songs. It made me get his book, He Saw That it Was Good. Speaking of, I was recently listening to Baraka's music and this all made me think of the "story" aspect he highlighted in his book. Here it is:… Continue reading Living The Story We Believe (Baraka)

A Kids’ Book on God’s Attributes (Nelson)

A review copy of this book came in the mail a few weeks back: God's Attributes by Jill Nelson. It very recently hit the shelves on the P&R Publishing website (and other online stores). God's Attributes is a family devotional aimed at younger kids around eight years old (give or take). There are twenty-six short… Continue reading A Kids’ Book on God’s Attributes (Nelson)

Set Free by Love to Love (Bernard)

This is an excellent meditation on loving God: "Sermon 83 on the Song of Songs" by Bernard of Clairvaux. I appreciate how Bernard is Augustinian in this exposition of love based on the greatest love song, the Song of Songs: ...God then demands to be feared as Lord, honored as Father, and loved as Bridegroom.… Continue reading Set Free by Love to Love (Bernard)