Augustine’s Confessions, Part 2—Sin

Foley, Michael P. [editor] 2006. Augustine Confessions (Orig Pub 397 AD). 2nd Edition. Translated by F. J. Sheed (1942). Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (Goto Part 1; Goto Part 3; Goto Part 4) Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Augustine writes the Confessions in thirteen books where the first nine book talk about his life, book […]

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Living Out Our Faith

“The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, […]

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Do Not Commit Adultery (Seventh Commandment)

“And you shall not commit adultery.” (Exod 20:14) [1] By Stephen W. Hiemstra At the heart of adultery is almost always a lie. The lie is that our private lives are and should remain private. The truth, however, is that our actions always affect those around us. Ask King David. He thought that he could […]

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1 Corinthians 5: Be Holy

By Stephen W. Hiemstra For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened, that person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land (Exodus 12:19 ESV). Is there any leaven in your life? Say […]

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