Free Will, Determinism, & Responsibiity

I recently listened to episode 93 of the Partially Examined Life podcast (you can listen to it or read about it here). It is fascinating to listen to non-religious people (these are not rabid militant “New Atheism” people, just fun and thoughtful agnostic/atheists) grapple with a problem that we have been looking at from a […]

Chosen Before the Foundation of the World

He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He […]

The Life of Jacob According to Grace

I’ve been reading Genesis 25-33 about the life of Jacob. He is a very strange figure indeed, but I began to think about the events in his life from the perspective of grace. Here is a guy who is chosen beforehand more clearly than just about anyone else in history by God for blessing. He […]

Grace, Death, Predestination, and Autonomy

Given the title of this post, this is going to be a heavy topic (thank you Captain Obvious!), and we are going to get a bit theological. Apologies in advance again to those looking for a quicker read, I realize this post isn’t very ‘bloggy’. Here is the question I am trying to answer: does […]

Predestination Pillow Talk

photo © 2006 James Diggans | more info (via: Wylio)   “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are […]