Did Jesus Descend into Hell After He Died on the Cross?

Update March 2012 [ For an update to this post on a more scholarly level please see Did Jesus Descend into Hell According to the Apostles’ Creed? ] This question is usually asked once a year after people remember what actually happened on Good Friday. I ask the question myself each year and go back and re-read the…

3 Monastic Principles of Pachomius for Today

The pursuit of the monastic lifestyle was something that was key to Christianity, and is something that is still relevant to our day and culture. These monks originally started out as hermits who sought the solitude of a cave or the desert in order to have a closer relationship with God but to also remove…

Theology in the Early Church of Saint Augustine

One of the most common blog posts I have read over the years has been the obligatory apology to the blogging world (or to the blog itself as if it had some human quality to be actually mad at someone) when the writer has for one reason or another neglected the blog.  This always seemed…

Augustine of Hippo by Peter Brown :: A Critical Review

The following critical book review of Augustine of Hippo can also be found in PDF on my writing page, or Critical Review of Peter Brown's Augustine of Hippo. Critical Review: Peter Brown’s Augustine of Hippo Augustine of Hippo by Peter Brown, originally published in 1967 and updated in 2000, is a comprehensive look at the life of…