Category Archives: St. Augustine

Book Review: “Saint Augustine” by Gary Wills

Augustine, bishop of Hippo, North Africa, remains a theological interest of mine.  So whenever I can read a biography or something he has written, I look forward to the opportunity. I have been collecting the Penguin Lives for a couple … Continue reading

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Recovering the Pastor as Theologian

Every pastor is called to be a theologian.  The present day pastor has long forgotten this.  In fact, the pastor as theologian comes as a surprise to many pastors today.  What may now come as a surprise to many, in this … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“There can only be two basic loves, the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God.”  —Augustine of Hippo

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Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”  —St. Augustine, Confessions I first read St. Augustine’s famous Confessions in college, for a literature class.  I’m glad I did. I’ll be … Continue reading

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