Tag: holiness

  • Please, Don’t Follow Your Heart

    I think I have heard people encouraged to follow their heart more in the last few months than ever. The message seems to come in many forms, some wrapped in Christian packaging. At times the pursuit of our desires leads to something as harmless as a career change or a new hobby. Other applications of […]

  • Cheap Grace or a Cheap Response?

    The number one objection to grace says if you give people a big grace they will do whatever they want. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in [amazon_link id=”0684815001″ target=”_blank” ]The Cost of Discipleship[/amazon_link] famously called this cheap grace. I do not believe any grace is cheap since it cost Jesus everything. I would rather argue the cheapening of […]

  • Wise and Foolish

    In my recent readings of Proverbs, a repeated idea kept jumping of the pages. Words like rebuke, correct, instruct, teach, and train kept popping up. To take these things to heart is called wisdom in the Bible. When I came across some similar ideas in Henry Cloud’s excellent book, [amazon_link id=”0061777129″ target=”_blank” ]Necessary Endings[/amazon_link], they caught […]

  • Hopeless Hope

    Christians and ministries often have a hard time losing hope. Hope filled Christianity is a wonderful thing, but it is more and more normal for people to hold out hope without any evidence to support it. There are times when we must actually lose hope and it may be in the best interest of the […]

  • Grace Embraces our Shortcomings

    Why is it we feel we must portray a model of perfection as Christians? For as long as I can remember, the stereotypical Christian was one who cleaned up well and always answered the “How are you Doing?” question with positive enthusiasm. Do we present a church which has arrived and is all together, or […]

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