The “Seared” Conscience

One of my core ideas is that the conscience is a universal and supernatural presence that constantly dictates relevant law to us whether we want to hear it at the time or not. We are really such complex creatures! Sometimes I get the comment when talking about this that there are people who don’t have […]

Go Your Way and Sin No More

No one on earth is worthy to condemn you, and the One who is worthy to condemn does not condemn, but died for the ungodly. 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and […]

Death in that pot!

Recently a man I deeply respect who was at one time my pastor posted this: “When your heart’s desire contradicts Scripture, betray your feelings. Don’t follow your heart.” Upon reflection, I am going to humbly dispute this; as Elishah’s disciples said, there is death in that pot (2 Kings 4:40). First, some scripture: 23 Watch […]

Extracting the Precious from the Worthless

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2 … if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. Jeremiah 15:19 Children like candy, not fine wine or espresso. The pleasure of a thing must be immediate […]

Take up your cross daily!

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if […]

Grace, Death, Predestination, and Autonomy

Given the title of this post, this is going to be a heavy topic (thank you Captain Obvious!), and we are going to get a bit theological. Apologies in advance again to those looking for a quicker read, I realize this post isn’t very ‘bloggy’. Here is the question I am trying to answer: does […]

Autonomy and Desire in the Godhead

Fasten your seatbelts everyone, this is a heavy one. The doctrine of the trinity as I understand it goes like this: The Father is God The Son is God The Holy Spirit is God The Son is not the Father The Son is not the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is not the Father The […]

Grace is a Better Path to Positive Change

It is strange but true that one of the biggest objections people have to the message of radical grace is that it doesn’t seem to emphasize holiness and repentance. This is due to several factors: They think grace and mercy means that justice is ignored. They think grace and mercy means means that sinful behavior […]

Enthrallment with sin under the cross

“If we bring only the aftermath of our sins to the cross, and not the whole of them, our very enthrallment with them, to the cross, then we create this division between justification and practice.” In this article: here, Dr. Rosenbladt has identified correctly that in the history of the church, this tension between grace […]