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. […]
“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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]