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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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Religion and Republic

I want to continue the discussion I started last Tuesday on the subject of religion and republic. However, in light of the events of yesterday with the death of Usama Bin Ladin it seems appropriate to steer my thoughts in

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Blogging the Confessions – Pagan Baby

Confessions 1.vi.(8) – 1.vii.(12) Augustine continues the opening of his Confessions by reminiscing about his infancy. He states in 1.vii.(12), “this period of my life [infancy], Lord, I do not remember having lived, but I have believed what others have

Posted in Book Reviews, Confessions, Theology

Considering Nudity

Isaiah 20 A Sign Against Egypt and Cush In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and captured it— at that time the LORD

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Democrats, Republicans and Christians?

My first semester comes to a close at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Like most other students I find myself feeling the pressure of reading, writing papers, studying and preparing for exams. I have had to write two thesis papers

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