Augustine: Cain and Abel, forerunners of the Two Cities, pt. II

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

“Cain received that instruction from God like a lawbreaker.  For the fault of jealousy grew stronger, and he planned and carried out his brother’s murder.  Such was the man who founded the earthly city.  He also symbolizes the Jews by whom Christ was slain, the shepherd of the flock of men, who was prefigured in […]

Why all this talk about the Law and sin?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

If you have been in our congregation for any amount of time or you’ve taken a careful look at our liturgy, you know that we make a big deal out of the Law and our sinfulness.  Our sermons make constant reference to our sin and guilt, and we constantly are seeking to understand the work […]