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Siddhartha: Dover Dual Language Classic

If you’re looking for another good resource for learning German, you should look into the Dover Classics Dual-Language series. A friend from work pointed them to me and I decided to pick up the dual text of Herman Hesse’s Siddharta.  Two … Continue reading

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Using “Modern Theological German” in Logos

Along with Frau Meier und ihr Briefträger, biblical and theological PhD hopefuls know well Helmut Ziefle’s Modern Theological German: A Reader and Dictionary. Ziefle’s work provides a natural segue from acquiring the language through grammars such as April Wilson’s Learn … Continue reading

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QOTD: Thomas à Kempis and the Imitation of Christ

I decided to do a bit of light reading this morning and picked up Thomas à Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ. The quote below is taken from Book 1, Chapter 3. Therein, he stresses the necessity of piety and the imitation … Continue reading

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Cyprian on Morning and Evening Prayers

In today’s reading of On the Lord’s Prayer, I encountered Cyprian’s reasoning for why we should engage in morning and evening prayers. Cyprian writes, For we should pray in the morning in order that the resurrection of the Lord should be celebrated … Continue reading

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60% Off All Oxford University Press Books

If you haven’t seen, you can get 60% off all OUP books here. So, for instance, Lampe’s A Patristic Greek Lexicon usually costs $625 but can now be purchased for $250. Too bad I still don’t have the money, even if it’s … Continue reading

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Tertullian on Praying before Meals

In today’s reading of On the Lord’s Prayer, I discovered this gem explaining why Christians should, according to Tertullian, pray before meals and before taking baths. It is also fitting that the faithful should neither take food nor enter the … Continue reading

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QOTD: Tertullian on Hallowing God’s Name

I recently picked up a Logos package that includes Alistair Stewart-Sykes’ translation of Tertullian, Cyrian & Origen’s expositions on the Lord’s Prayer. I decided to take it up as a devotional, pleasure read, and I came across Tertullian’s comment on … Continue reading

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A Well-Ordered Household

One difficult passage within the pastoral epistles is the expectation that an overseer “manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s … Continue reading

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The Grave Consequences of Sedition—1 Clement

In my reading on Odd Magne Bakke’s excellent work Concord and Peace, I came across this great except: Futhermore, and this is probably the most important reason for Clement to use just this particular term as the principal term for the … Continue reading

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Sophia Abigail Cerone

Early Tuesday morning (Feb 16, 2016 at 1:33 AM), Sophia Abigail Cerone was born. She is 20 inches long and 8lbs 14oz. This is our second little one, and we thrilled to finally have her here. As with Elijah’s name, Mary Beth and I chose … Continue reading

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