Tag Archives: St. Augustine

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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Theological Word of the Day

Perseverance of the Saints “The doctrine, often associated with Calvinism and first articulated by Saint Augustine, which holds that those who are truly elect of God will persevere in belief until final redemption. This doctrine is sometimes used synonymously with … Continue reading

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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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Book Review: Justification in Perspective

Paperback: 278 pages Publisher: Baker Academic (October 1, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0801031311 Amazon.com WTS Books Baker Academic Many thanks to Baker Academic for this review copy of Justification in Perspective: Historical Developments and Contemporary Challenges. The essays in Justification … Continue reading

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