Christian Carnival 237


Rodney Olson is hosting this week. I appreciated Jason’s entry on “Do Hard Things”–the book has definitely influenced my teenagers. Meanwhile, I don’t know if Johnny Brooks has read the book, but he’s practicing the message. And why? There’s a hint in what Jeremy said from Augustine’s City of God:

In contrast, Christianity places primary value outside oneself, in God, and in the concerns of a God who is directed by the concerns of his creation.

Not an easy lesson to practice, but it’s certainly true.

Reading Augustine, though? Isn’t that a bit steep and deep? John contrasts that kind of depth with being a knowledge chaser—which tells me it’s time to buckle down for some more in-depth work myself.