I’ve never read Augustine’s City of God cover to cover. So I joined a Twitter experiment to help me get through it.
The physical reality of her son, the very tangible way that he is a part of her, will not go away. He is with her everywhere she goes.
Confessions is not primarily about Augustine at all; it is about God’s activity in the particularity of Augustine’s life.
Christians fail to realize that the responsibility for rebellion against the faith lies invariably at their own door.
"Narcissists can be inspiring. Whether they are creative or destructive depends on their philosophy."
Theology and advertising share the same root.
A memoir becomes explicitly Christian when it derives its literary power from the power of the gospel. It doesn't preach, it shows.
As I watched Inside Out, I found myself thinking about Augustine's assertion that we are what we love and what we hate.
In this anecdotal study of public apology, Edwin Battistella shows that our anxieties and confusions about confession are rooted in a deeper ambiguity: the tension between the culpable self and the apologetic self.
In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.