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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Lenten Prayer

Holy Father, In the night, I hear your voice and it gives me comfort, for I know that you are near and need not fear the darkness. In the morning, I see your light and I find strength for the day, knowing that you have ordained it and I need only play my part. In the afternoon, […]

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Heros and Children in the Faith: Confession of Sin

Heros and Children in the Faith: Confession of Sin Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Also, El Shadai in DC, Manassas, Virginia, March 2, 2017. Welcome Welcome. My name is Stephen W. Hiemstra. I am a volunteer pastor and a Christian author. Introduction Today is Ash Wednesday which is the first day […]

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Christmas as Sabbath Rest

“the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” (Matt 12:8) By Stephen W. Hiemstra What is the first sin in the Bible? The typical response is that the first sin occurred when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 3:6). An alternative interpretation points out that […]

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The Ten Commandments

“And God spoke all these words, saying, I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Exod 20:1-2). By Stephen W. Hiemstra Why, as Christians, do we need to know about the Ten Commandments? The short answer is because Jesus tells us to […]

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