• Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    Weak Christians

    Written By Victor Stanley Jr. In Harmless’ Augustine: In His Own Words chapter 3, of particular interest to me is an excerpt from St. Augustine’s Sermon 279. This excerpt deals with what Harmless calls ‘suspicious conversions,’ and specifically with the…

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    Forming Creation

    Written By Victor Stanley Jr. In Book XII of St. Augustine’s autobiography Confessions, the Bishop of Hippo seeks to discuss Heaven and Earth. Specifically in chapters two through eight Augustine deals with the idea of God endowing what he calls…

  • Points of Interest

    Pagan Worship

    Some thoughts on the role of music in a worship service: http://www.christianity.com/church/worship-and-hymns/is-your-church-worship-more-pagan-than-christian.html

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    Majesty In The Skies

    Written By Victor Stanley Jr. Theology & Culture In a story titled On the Hunt for a Sprite on a Midsummer’s Night New York Times contributor Sandra Blakeslee writes about sprites. Sprites are described as “majestic emanations of light that flash…

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    Bad To The Bone

    Written By Victor Stanley Jr. In Book I of St. Augustine’s Confessions he addresses the idea of original sin, that is the doctrine that man is born in sin, and is thus inherently wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, or various other…

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    The Passing of Pleasure

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. Theology & Culture In story published by Fox News, writer Michael Kaminer and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld discuss the Borscht Belt. The Borscht Belt is an area in upstate New York that “once epitomized glamour for…

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    Disease, The Fall, & Christ

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. Theology & Culture In a story written by NBC News’ Maggie Fox the ongoing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa is said to have been preventable. Officials from the CDC told Congress that money should…

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    How Do You Know???

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. Historical Criticism as an Apology for Christian Truth In Confessions VI, 5, 7 St. Augustine briefly addresses an epistemological issue dealing with truth. Augustine points out that some of the teachings of the Catholic Church…