Augustine on Providence
“[In] those situations where it is beyond our power to understand the providence of God, we are rightly commanded to make an act of faith rather than allow the rashness of human vanity to criticize even a minute detail in the masterpiece of our Creator.” — Augustine, City of God
Barth’s Church Dogmatics
Vol. 1.1 and 1.2 of Karl Barth’s 14 volume Church Dogmatics came in yesterday (thanks to Chaz) and I am as happy as a hyena! Those who love theology understand why. Barth is considered by many as the greatest theologian of the 20th century, a modern church father, and it seems his influence is increasing…
Quote: We are Spiritually Inflammable
“We are born again, we are Christians and yet sin rages within us. Our lives fall short of their potential. Our lives are not straight. They are transgressive and anomalous. There can be no bigger mistake than to forget this power and force and prevalence of sin in our lives. Indeed, we must build our…
Quote of the Day
“In theology, as in international affairs, it is a dangerous world out there.” – John M. Frame; click here for source of quote.
Poverty of Spirit
In preparation for tomorrow’s talk on the Beautitudes which I will be giving to a group of policemen I read Sinclair Ferguson’s book on the Sermon on the Mount and here are some quotes which touched me: “We are poor men and women in ourselves, with no righteousness of our own to plead before God.…
Valley of Vision (2)
By the way, for those who’re interested, you can read a page a day from The Valley of Vision free on-line at the Banner of Truth website here.
Valley of Vision
“Sin is my greatest evil, but thou art my greatest good; I have cause to loathe myself, and not to seek self-honour, for no one desires to commend his own dunghill.” My reading this morning from The Valley of Vision (a collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions) on “Self Knowledge’ reminds me of that verse…
Here’s a great site on Reformation theology just full of articles and resources on the subject. To my students in Historical Theology – enjoy!