Disappointments With the Free Grace Movement

photo © 2006 Aaron | more info (via: Wylio)   Update to this post, 04/07/2013 I notice I continue to get a lot of traffic on this post. I am not sure who exactly is coming to read this but I want to qualify some things for you, my revered and esteemed visitor. As a […]

The Two Selves

photo © 2009 Lisa Omarali | more info (via: Wylio)   Despite all of this talk about grace, we all know that there remains a struggle with errant desire. There is no use beating around the bush, we still love sin. No clever reasoning or poetic and beautiful writing can cover or change this fact. […]

What else is there to say?!

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:18, 19, NIV.

Flashlights and Skeletons and Closets

photo © 2008 Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig | more info (via: Wylio)   I’ve noticed a strange irony – legalists, people who contest scandalous grace, tend to have an easy or low view of the law, while people who really ‘get’ grace seem to have a much higher and penetrating view of the law. If you are […]

Echo and Narcissus

photo © 2009 eisenbahner | more info (via: Wylio)   The question arises, how do we persuade people to cross over to the beautiful land of grace? How do we persuade people of the greatness and liberty and power and true virtue of the life of freedom? How can we convince someone that it is […]

Derrida on Forgiveness

Jaques Derrida was a French-Jewish philosopher who was a proponent of something called deconstructionism. It seems to mean that you follow a process whereby you take a ‘text’, which means everything in human experience since we experience the world through a verbal grid, and take it apart to reveal its hidden pieces and inconsistencies. The […]

Martin Luther’s Conversion

photo © 2009 Heather Kennedy | more info (via: Wylio)   Can you believe this? I’m reading through R.C. Sproul’s classic book ‘The Holiness of God’ and he has this quote from Martin Luther describing his own conversion. This could have been a page right from this very blog. Check it out: “I greatly longed […]

The Door

photo © 2010 Avia Venefica | more info (via: Wylio) Once there was a young man who arrived at a banquet hall. He looked in the window and saw everyone smiling, sipping wine, eating hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and conversing with one another. He came to the door and realized that it seemed to be locked. […]

Jumping Across a Canyon

photo © 2008 Wolfgang Staudt | more info (via: Wylio)   Two guys were standing at the edge of a great canyon, a huge gaping gash in the earth. They stood on the edge of the cliff, looking down to the tiny ribbon of the great river flowing so far below. It was a bit […]

Repentance Under Grace

Repentance in the New Testament is the English word translated as ‘metanoeo’, which occurs in the NT 54 times. ‘Meta’ means, with, or after, while noeo means to understand, perceive, consider, think. So we can understand the word to mean, to live after pondering, to change after consideration. One might observe simply by the nature […]