Tag: Legalism

  • 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 […]

  • Gospel Versus Religion

    I’m teaching Galatians this week in Cape Town. In my preparation, I came across a comparison floating around the internet of the gospel versus religion by Tim Keller. I thought it was worth sharing with you all here at NoSuperHeroes.com. It is worth chewing on, searching our hearts for the subtle differences which can creep into […]

  • Not All Checklists Are Bad

    I hate checklists for spiritual growth. They lead towards a works orientation and a focus on being performance-based. When a recent church service message started with a “Checklist for Spiritual Zeal” I was concerned. 6 commands from Ephesians 5 were restated as questions. Each one had an emphasis on not having a “hint” of such […]

  • Gracious Disagreement

    The issue is not whether I agree with someone but rather how I treat someone with whom I profoundly disagree. We Christians are called to use the “weapons of grace”, which means treating even our opponents with love and respect.” – Philip Yancey from Vanishing Grace Philip Yancey, in his new book, [amazon_link id=”B00J1UEAL0″ target=”_blank” […]

  • Hyper-Grace

    We’ve all heard stories of people doing foolish things in the name of grace. This has led to a debate in the church which has been labeled Hyper-Grace. A student asked me some time ago if I believed in this teaching. My response was, “I have no idea but I should learn what it is.” […]

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