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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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
I read an article the other day in the NY Times by an evangelical titled “The Evangelical Rejection of Reason.” The core of the article was about how Republican, Evangelical Candidates for the presidency were, in layman’s terms, stupid. Why? … Continue reading
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a brilliant French mathematician, philosopher, and physicist (among other things) who was also a devoted follower of Christ. He is most famously remembered for his religious and philosophical ideas, but his contributions to theoretical and empirical … Continue reading