Grist from the Reading Mill:"All to often I've wrongly concluded that the only way to keep licentious people in line is to give them more rules--to lay down the law. The fact is, however, the only way licentious people start to obey is when they get a taste of God's radical, unconditional acceptance of sinners. Grace alone melts the heart and changes us from the inside out. Progress in obedience happens only when our hearts realize that God's love for us does not depend on our progress in obedience" (From Tullian Tchivijian's "Jesus + Nothing = Everything," 51).
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Monthly Archives: May 2012
GIVING LOGICAL PRIORITY TO THE NEW TESTAMENT Tom Wells writes: “The large amount of baggage (presuppositions) that any of us bring to the Scriptures depends in a large measure on which part of Scripture we, subconsciously no doubt, read first, … Continue reading
(Originally posted on 12/16/2011) Last night, at the age of 62, journalist Christopher Hitchens died. In a long bout with oesophageal cancer, he finally died in a hospital bed in Texas from pneumonia. Plenty has already been said about the … Continue reading
TWO O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING My wife and I were reflecting last night at two o’clock in the morning (over the cries of our youngest daughter Amma, who still has trouble sleeping), why God allows challenges to persist despite much … Continue reading
(Originally posted in Nov. of 2011). Perhaps you recently heard about the big sex scandal at Penn State. I just found out about it. After watching a handful of videos on YouTube and other places I was flabbergasted to see … Continue reading
This entry is by no means intended to be a treatise on Dispensationalism. That would take a large volume. It is simply my way of processing some things I read recently. Dispensationalism has stirred up a great deal of controversy … Continue reading
PRESSSURE TO CONFORM DESTROYS THE PURITY OF THE CHURCH Over the last couple of years I have come to see how denomination’s rigid adherence to peripheral doctrines in their selection of leadership has proven detrimental to the church’s overall doctrinal … Continue reading
Avril Lavigne put out a song not long ago entitled “What the Hell?” Its title quickly steals your attention. Here’s the chorus: All my life I’ve been good, but now, Oh, I’m thinkin’ what the hell? All I want is … Continue reading