The Challenge of Forgiveness

Here is the audio of a message given at Dakota Creek Christian Center in Blaine WA on May 27 2012.   If you would like a copy of the powerpoint slides for this message leave a comment and I’ll send it to you.

The Logic of Law and Grace in the Sermon on the Mount

There is a lot of teaching and conversation going on these days concerning the sermon on the mount. Tullian Tchividjian is currently doing a sermon series on it and the Whitehorse Inn guys just did an excellent series of podcasts on it. It is amazing how clearly the sermon on the mount teaches grace and […]

Grace is the air that love breathes

I haven’t posted in a while because I have been preparing the Reasonable Grace teachings, and I really post here when I feel I have what is for me a breakthrough insight. I’ve been thinking about the subject of this post a lot, and I hope it is clear and comes across as a breakthrough […]

Confession, Death, and Resurrection

I’ve been reflecting on yesterday’s post about 1 John 1:9, and I wanted to round out some of the ideas. Paul makes a great deal about how we have been baptized into Christ’s death, and are raised with Him to newness of life (Romans 6:3-4). I recently ( made the point that it is Christ’s […]

We Confess, He Transforms

We resist grace because we do not believe He exists, and we suspect that if He does exist, He will manifest His power only to punish and judge. We cannot leave our confession hanging and vulnerable waiting upon the awful silence, we cannot believe that the alien touch from beyond the silence will be a […]

Law and Gospel in 10,000 years

As there has been for literally millennia, there has been a lot of discussion lately in the blogosphere about law and gospel. I’m thinking of a recent post by Tullian Tchividjian: Here’s a thought about how this works. I am convinced, utterly convinced, that it is important that young adult men should not poop […]