One of the joys of being in full-time ministry is that you have the opportunity to look deeply into the writings and the thoughts of great minds. Last Sunday, as we started our new occasional series on The Great Christians of History, I got to spend some serious time looking at the Amazing 4th Century philosopher and theologian, Augustine of Hippo.
One of the great frustrations of being in full-time ministry is that you spend so much time looking at this amazing person and you learn so many interesting and helpful things, but we only have so long on a Sunday to explore them. With this in mind, I thought I’d offer access to some of the resources that I looked to in preparing for the sermon, so for those who want to explore a little further, you can take a look.
If you’re interested in Reading Augustine’s “Confessions” you can find the whole book online here thanks to “Project Gutenberg”. The Kindle version can be found here for $2.50US, or you could order a print copy for $11 here (which includes postage!). Confessions is the easiest of his books to read, being a biography of his life written as a prayer/confession to God. You will find few books in the world that are so easy to read 1500 years after they were written!
Thanks to the wonders of Kindle, you can even get the complete works here for only $1.58US!
One of the best resources I have found for Church history is the course that the “Covenant Theological Seminary” from St. Louis, Missouri offers. You can listen to all of their lectures online, you can download transcripts of the lectures and even download the lecture notes and all of it is FREE! All you need to do is click on the link above and sign up for a free account, then follow through in Resources to Ancient History with Dr. David Calhoun.
If you enjoyed Sunday’s sermon and you have a little free time, you won’t regret any time you spend taking a closer look at St. Augustine.