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When Law Looks Like Grace

When Law Looks Like Grace Last week Ryan Reeves wrote a piece over at the Gospel Coalition which highlighted Luther’s concern that law can often look a lot like grace. For Luther, Reeves says, The problem is what is required after our baptism. The church taught (rightly) that there...

The Gospel is News

I recently wrote a review of Mockingbird’s new book, Law & Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints) in which the fine folks over at Mockingbird presented a clear and Biblical teaching on law and gospel. Here is an excerpt from the book on why the gospel is called...

Measuring up to God’s Law

I read this post today by blogger Mike Adams over at Chief Sinner. It’s been said before and needs to be said a thousand times over. Those who preach that our efforts to keep the law actually merit anything have a very low view of the law.  That’s because,...

Distinguishing Between Law and Gospel

The folks over at Mockingbird have posted an excerpt to help distinguish between Luther’s categories of Law & Gospel. The excerpt comes from the new book, Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints), coauthored by Will McDavid, Ethan Richardson, and David Zahl. On Sundays, therefore, some form...

The Gospel Journey

There is something that happens when a person begins to understand just how deeply profound God’s grace is toward His children.  Sarah Taras is on that journey like many of us, and has written about it over at her blog. Her journey has taken her away from her denomination...

The Road of Moralism

In an article posted today, the Evangelical magazine Christianity Today (CT) published an excerpt from a book by David Brooks called The Road to Character. I want to be upfront about the fact that I have not read this book yet but I hope to get a copy from...

Fighting the Law

Fighting the Law I’m not familiar with this author yet, but it is exciting to witness a man whose vision is starting to clear regarding the law and gospel. Paul tells Timothy that the law is good if used lawfully (1 Timothy 1:8). In the same passage he tells...