"Anyone who thinks he has understood the divine Scriptures or any part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this love of God and neighbor, has not yet succeeded in understanding them."
- Augustine, from On Christian Teaching
(Painting: Detail from Sandro Botticelli's "Madonna of the Magnificat," c.1485)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.