Moving beyond mere repentance to the power of confession

5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we […]

no matter your morals, you need perfect one-way love

It seems that no matter how stringently I say so, people have trouble believing it when I say that grace and one-way unconditional love is the heart of the gospel. People think my main agenda is persuade them to agree with and conform to a traditional form of morality. Agreement with a traditional form of […]

Jesus and Paul were antinomians

This is a bit of a theological post, but I think it is an important topic. In the course of a discussion with some awesome guys on Facebook, this article by Michael Horton was referenced: I found myself vaguely disturbed by it, so I wanted to work through its points a little more carefully. […]

One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World

Tullian Tchividjian has a new book coming out soon, called “One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”. This is Tullian’s seminal book, the message he has been aiming at in one way or another for his whole ministry and possibly his whole life. In the same period as being told that my job […]

All things are lawful: belief and freedom are the only solution

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but […]

podcast 3: The power of confession and grace in community (1John 1)

Relationship and intimate community is impossible without the blood of Jesus at the center. Either judgment and lying and pretense govern our relationships, or grace rules our relationships. Jesus’ blood makes confession and truth possible, and opens the door to true fellowship. A message on 1 John chapter 1.