Tag Archives: grace

Should We Hate Religion But Love Jesus?

The religion blog police have sent me notice of pending removal of my blog credentials unless I comment on this YouTube video. As of this writing, the video has over 17.3 million views in 2 1/2 weeks, and it has … Continue reading

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The Meal as an Illustration of Kingdom Principles

The meal is one of the most common occurrences for all people, regardless of culture. Meals often reflect social values, and this was true in Jesus’ day. He used the meal as commonly practiced to contrast with principles related to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Generous Justice

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I listened to the audio book of Generous Justice, by Timothy Keller, about a month ago, and although I have probably forgotten many important details, there are many points that have stayed with me. Here are some of those points … Continue reading

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Costly Faithlessness

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In the classic work, Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer spoke of those who desired the blessings of the gospel without having to become disciples or commit their lives to God. He described this idea as “cheap grace.” It describes those … Continue reading

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Grace and Discipleship

The Bible often presents two seemingly opposed ideas as necessary and compatible. Both are required to live faithfully before God. Take grace and discipleship, for instance. These two concepts are essential elements of the Christian life, but they are not … Continue reading

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