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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For those of you who are practicing or aspiring theologians, this post is for you (of course, we are all theologians to one degree or another). I just finished a paper on Jonathan Edwards’s doctrine of the Trinity. The history … Continue reading
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
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
Recent controversy has been stirred surrounding an article posted by Dr. John Piper entitled “Fierce Tornadoes and the Fingers of God” on the Desiring God website. The article was nothing “new” in the sense that Piper has posted many other … Continue reading