More Options for Augustine in 2014

From First Thoughts

Last week, I asked if anyone wanted to join me on Facebook in reading Augustine’s City of God. The response overwhelmed me. I hoped about 30 people would join me, but the group currently has about 1,300 members. We’re having some lively discussion. I hope we can keep up the momentum . . . . Continue Reading »

Reading Saint Augustine in 2014

From First Thoughts

Are you interested in reading one of the most influential books in the history of western civilization? Do you have five or ten minutes a day? If so, you should seriously consider reading City of God in 2014.This year I plan to read Augustine’s City of God from cover to cover. If I read a . . . . Continue Reading »

The Lecture Works, and It Always Has

From First Thoughts

The Atlantic ran an interview with David Thornburg, entitled “Lectures Didn’t Work in 1350­—and They Still Don’t Work Today.” It’s full of the typical technology-will-save-education balderdash. I’ll skip any comments on that topic. Let’s talk about this assertion that lectures . . . . Continue Reading »

Scientists Prove Existence of God

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“Computer Scientists ‘Prove’ God Exists.” That’s the headline of an article from  last week on  Spiegel Online . The scientists who came up with the idea admit that they were just trying to grab some headlines for their work. According to  Spiegel : In . . . . Continue Reading »