The Sought

photo © 2005 Kevin Saff | more info (via: Wylio)   “Now all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” And He told them this parable, saying, “What man among […]

The Scandal of Grace

Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian holocaust survivor, imprisoned for sheltering Jews. She and her sister Betsie were imprisoned at a death camp called Ravensbruck. Corrie Ten Boom survived the ordeal; Betsie did not. She tells the story that after one of her talks, a former Ravensbruck guard came up and introduced himself: “You […]

Jonah and God’s Detestable and Unavoidable Grace

photo © 1929 National Maritime Museum | more info (via: Wylio)   I’ve been reading a book by Tullian Tchividjian called “Surprised by Grace,” which uses the book of Jonah verse by verse to paint a picture of a godly man in desperate need of grace, who received it. You really should consider reading it, […]

Let the boy win!

photo © 2009 woodley wonderworks | more info (via: Wylio)   A certain young musician was gifted and enthusiastic. He came under the tutelage of a teacher who had a reputation as being very effective in guiding young musicans to great skill. The student came and the teacher pointed out many flaws in the student’s […]

Lavish Grace

photo © 2007 Jed Scattergood | more info (via: Wylio) “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His […]

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 […]