Blogging the Institutes–1.8.6–Was Moses a Fraud?

"Blogging the Institutes" is my on-going attempt to paraphrase John Calvin's work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion. You can find out more about the series in the Introduction. For all the posts in this series, check out the Master List.  Was Moses a Fraud? Let’s talk a little more about Moses’ miracles. His miracles are often…

If Augustine Watched TV Today

Why is it that one likes being moved to grief at the sight of sad or tragic events on stage, when one would be unwilling to suffer the same things onself?...But how real is the mercy evoked by fictional dramas? The listener is not moved to offer help, but merely invited to feel sorrow --St.…

What Sin Is

In vice there lurks a counterfeit beauty: pride, for instance--even pride apes sublimity, whereas you are the only God, most high above all things. As for ambition, what does it crave but honors and glory, while you are worthy of honor beyond all others, and eternally glorious? The ferocity of powerful men aims to inspire…