Confessions of Augustine written by legendary philosopher and theologian Saint Augustine is an autobiographical work which is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time.
Rural Ministry is Not Second-Rate:
I'd love for more young guys to nail Starbucks and the corner pub and shopping malls and public transportation to the cross and go plant and pastor where you're more likely to hear a cow moo than a car honk. Country folk are real folk. And they need the gospel too. A lot of evangelical churches in outlying areas are praying desperately that crop after crop of young pastors and aspiring church planters will grow up and show up.
America's Unchanging Views on Creationism:
Americans' views on evolution and creationism have remained relatively unchanged over the last 30 years. Here's the breakdown.
A couple weeks ago, I started reading (for the first time) Flannery O'Connor's The Complete Stories. The first story I read was "A Good Man is Hard to Find." The ending shocked me, and the story has haunted me ever since. If you've read the story, you'll like Jonathan Rogers' summary and explanation.
O'Connor has a reputation for unexpected endings. But in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," she telegraphs how the ending from the first paragraph...
Charles Wesley's works amassed online:
The Rev. Randy Maddox has tracked down, read, scrutinized and collected every one of the thousands of hymns and verses written by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), one of history's greatest hymn writers and co-founder, along with his brother John, of the Methodist movement. Now, Dr. Maddox is eager to share them with the rest of the world.