Excerpts From Communion With God by John Owen

john-owenIn this minisode, two excerpts are read from Chapter 3 (Communion With God the Father) from John Owen’s 17th century classic “Communion With God”.

 

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Excerpt from “The City of God” by Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

Augustine by CarpaccioThis minisode features a sample of text written in the early 5th century by Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in north Africa. The text which is read is from Book 19 Chapter 20 of “The City of God.”

In this rather massive book, written after the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410 A.D., Augustine makes the case that the abandonment of the old Roman gods did not lead to this crisis. Rather, Augustine contrasts the City of Man (Earthly ways of conducting life) with the City of God (Heavenly ways of conducting life).

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Happy Ascension Day

ascension by rembrandtToday is the church feast day of the Ascension.

It in, we remember the end of the Lord Jesus’ work on Earth in the 1st century and His triumphant return to Heaven as the King of Glory foretold in Psalm 24. Though this celebration has suffered some neglect over the years, there are a number of people who are trying to bring awareness of this feast back to the church, despite there being no cultural celebration to go along with it such as Christmas and Easter.

Here is a link to a great sermon on the Ascension.

Here is the link to my webpage for the podcast episode which I did on the Ascension.

Happy Ascension Day 2014!!!