One thought on “Not the Only Protestant Who Appreciates St. Augustine’s Confessions

  1. Lloyd I. Cadle
    July 12, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Hi Ken –

    Dr. Michael Horton recently did several essay’s on why so many Protestant’s are becoming Roman Catholics.

    The essay’s prompted me to research Roman theology for myself (just for educational purposes). I went out and bought the Roman Catholic catechism and have read most of it (with only a few pages left to read).

    Most of the quotes in the Catechism are from St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.

    It is also interesting to note that father Mitch Pacwa and many others on the Catholic station EWTN love and revere both St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.

    Make of it what you will,

    Blessings,

  2. July 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Hi, Lloyd.

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    It seems clear that Augustine’s rich and broad contributions to theology had a deep influence upon both Catholicism and Protestantism. The Presbyterian theologian B.B. Warfield stated that the Reformation was the triumph of Augustine’s view of grace (Protestant) over Augustine’s view of the Church (Catholic). While Warfield’s assessment may be a bit of an oversimplification, I think it nevertheless contains a great deal of truth.

    Augustine’s Confessions is both a literary classic and a wonderful expression of Christian truth. I wish more contemporary Christians would read it.

    On a different note, I was very happy to see the Lakers pick up Steve Nash. What a great player Nash has been through the years!

    Best regards in Christ.

  3. Lloyd I. Cadle
    July 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Ken!

    The Suns had to rebuild so they finally let Nash go. The Suns have already drafted P.G. Marshall, added young and talented Beasley, and P.G. Goran Dragic. They also signed S.G. Gordon to an offer sheet. If N.O. matches it, they will probably sign Mayo instead. What a nice sequence of moves the Suns have made to get young and maybe back in the playoffs real quick.

    Nash is a great player and we enjoyed watching him in person. He is also a great guy (although way out there on his political views, which should make him a natural fit for Nanny State L.A.).

    Many blessings to you and your faimily!

  4. Lloyd I. Cadle
    July 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Ken –

    Last add Steve Nash: Nash thrives in a run and gun system like the Suns play.

    A couple of years ago when the Suns had Shaq on their team they reverted to much more of a half court game like the Lakers play. Nash wasn’t very effective in that system and was very instrumental in the efforts of the Suns to trade Shaq.

    The Lakers are a very old and slow team which will be unable to implement a run and gun style of game. It should be almost as interesting to watch as the coming Nov. election!

  5. July 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Lloyd:

    Now that the Lakers are no longer running the triangle offense I think Nash will be able to make the team more face-paced in orientation. Run-and-gun no, but those type of teams seldom if ever win championships. Even the Show-Time Lakers had to rebound and play tough defense to win titles.

    The Lakers are indeed older but they’re still a very talented team. More importantly, in my opinion, they’re just one critical trade away from putting themselves in a position to compete for another NBA title. Another Lakers championship would give Nash his first, Kobe his sixth, and the Lakers franchise #17 which would tie them with the Boston Celtics.

    At least I can hope!

    Peace.

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