Augustine on Friendship

December 17, 2014
The early church theologian Augustine is well known for his theological contributions, but he is also notable for his views on friendship. Friendship was very meaningful to Augustine. In fact, one writer said that Augustine is the first person to think of and to give us a theology of friendship. He often liked to quote

Charles Hodge & His Book

December 10, 2014
Charles Hodge was one of the most significant theologians of the nineteenth century. He was a key figure in what we call Old Princeton, a theological tradition born at Princeton Theological Seminary. And he gave the church in the United States a tremendous gift: a book. Actually, he gave a three-volume work. Hodge was born in

Newburyport, Mass.

December 3, 2014
First Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, Mass., commonly known as Old South Church, was founded during the First Great Awakening. Curiously enough, it was founded because a congregation needed a pastor and a pastor needed a congregation, and both as a consequence of the preaching of George Whitefield. The pastor who was in need of a congregation

The Bethel Confession

November 26, 2014
The word Bethel comes to us from Scripture. It's a biblical town, and it literally means "house of God." There's a Bethel in Germany as well. It was set up as a center for those who were in need. In Bethel there was a hospital, which moved the German Lutheran church to found a seminary
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