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You Know What Happens When We Assume…

This may take most people by surprise, but Preaching is one of the most difficult things you can do. It looks easy. All you have to do is stand up, talk about the Bible and then your work is over

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Blogging the Confessions: Friends

Confessions II.iii(8) – II.x(18) This lengthy portion of book II of Augustine’s Confessions covers much information. Any number of these sections of book II could be made into one longer essay. However, I have noticed an overarching theme here: friends.

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Blogging the Confessions: Parents

Confessions II.iii(5) – II.iii(7) In ancient Rome there was no such concept as public education. Either your parents possessed the financial means to fund an education or they didn’t. Because of this usually only the wealthy could afford an education.

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Blogging the Confessions: Puberty and Passions

Confessions II.i(1) – II.ii(4) Puberty is a confusing and hectic time in an adolescent’s life. I was no different and Augustine was no different. Growth spurts, the influx of hormones, an acute awareness of the opposite sex creates a trifecta

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Blogging the Confessions: Pleasure

Confessions 1.xvii(27) – 1.xx(31) Augustine, in Confessions, could never be accused of making little of his sin. The entire work is filled with confessions, hence the title. However, he does also acknowledge the influence of the pagan myths upon his

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Blogging the Confessions: Education

Confessions 1.xiii(22) – 1.xvi(26) I found this section of book one in Augustine’s confessions to be particularly interesting. He speaks of the education that he received as a young boy. Looking back he realizes that he was taught the myths

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Blogging the Confessions: Boys will be Boys

Confessions Book 1.viii(13) – 1.xiii(20) During his boyhood Augustine was like most other children. His interest lay in games, not in school. Unfortunately, for a boy with Augustine’s interests, the educators of his day were given license to use whatever

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