1. In writing City of God, Augustine sought to demonstrate that the events of 410 were but a glimpse of all history.
  2. This spiritual giant of the Middle Ages is worth considering on this anniversary of his death.
  3. Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the Nativity. For this day the ancient slavery is ended, the power of death is broken, paradise is unlocked, the curse is taken away, sin is removed from us, error-driven out, and truth has been brought back.
  4. On this day in the year 1093, Anselm was consecrated as the archbishop of Canterbury.
  5. They who are but dust and ashes, full of ten thousand sins, ungrateful, and have at all times offended Him. These are the ones God loved.
  6. Though not without his faults, Anselm of Canterbury is unquestionably one of the great theologians of the last millennium.
  7. When I hear people describe the god they don’t believe in, no longer believe in, or can’t bring themselves to believe in, I often nod in agreement. Yes, as a follower of Jesus, I do not and would not believe in that god either.
  8. The God of Our Ancestors: Jesus, the Sadducees and Me
  9. There's Something About Mary — Gillespie and Riley dive deep into an early church argument about Mary, why a bishop named Nestorius, and Mohammed, rejected the virgin birth, and why it's important to discuss the topic today.
  10. The story of these faithful Christians serves to highlight the roles of both Africa and martyrdom in the early church and today.
  11. Fat Camels and Catchy Songs — Gillespie and Riley finish their reading of John of Damascus’ critique of Islam, then jump into the writings of Arius to better understand the foundation of Islam and modern American Christianity.
  12. An enthusiast came in here looking for you — real God and country-type. I don't know. Might further the plot? Gillespie and Riley read and discuss John of Damascus again this week. What’s an enthusiast? Why are footnotes important? How do Aphrodite, Arius, and a Nestorian monk lay the foundation for Islam?
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