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The Ripple Effects of Grace

Today at Mockingbird, Sarah Condon wrote an excellent piece on the ripple effects of extending grace to someone who fell into sin. I really like the balance she has in addressing this issue. We don’t minimize the evil done by a sinner and we don’t brush the consequences off...

Good Works and Moralism

Chad Bird posted this wonderful reminder that the only thing separating us from non believers is that we have Christ’s righteousness applied to us. One of the traps that often ensnares Christians is the belief that our moralism sets us apart as ones who have favor with God. This...

Quick to Judge

Quick To Judge Sometimes we’re quicker to judge than to comfort. This hit me recently on the streets of Philadelphia, where I live. I walked by a young homeless person begging on the street and immediately thought to myself, “I wonder what they did to get themselves here.” Wow....

J.D. Greear On Divorce

I feel the need to be abundantly clear on this: divorce is not the unforgivable sin. As a Christian, the only scarlet God sees on you is the blood of Christ, which covers your sins and presents you before God as his blameless child. Source: I’m Divorced: How Does...

Disappointed

Disappointed Have you ever been disappointed with God? It happens to all of us. Whether it was a childhood dream that never was realized or a job promotion that we were passed over for, we wish that God had written our story according to our plan, not his. In...