Tag: Legalism

  • Don’t Blame Cheap Grace

    Don’t Blame Cheap Grace

    I hear it all the time. People want to downplay grace by pointing to “sloppy agape” or “cheap grace”. They want to make sure us grace folk do not go too far in our communication of this truth, causing people to abuse it. They feel the need to remind us of consequences and judgment while […]

  • Miserable Servants

    Miserable Servants

    There are a group of people who serve in every church or volunteer group. In my missions organization, I find these folks on every campus. The Miserable Servants. People who are faithful to serve, but never seem very happy about it. You do your best to try and help them. You offer to reduce their […]

  • Are you Rebellious or Religious?

    Are you Rebellious or Religious?

    The parable of the Prodigal Son(READ IT HERE) profiles two men and their loving father. The rebellious son is often the focus, but this is actually the story of two prodigal sons, one rebellious and the other religious. The setting unfolds when the younger son asks for his inheritance which would have been 1/3 of the […]

  • Pleasing God or Trusting God?

    Pleasing God or Trusting God?

    Which is better? To work at pleasing God or to focusing on trusting God? Where should we focus more of our attention and effort? In their book, [amazon_link id=”B006G3NFR0″ target=”_blank” ]The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You[/amazon_link], Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John S. Lynch explore this tension. […]

  • Max Lucado on Grace

    Max Lucado on Grace

    A few weeks ago, I featured an interview with Max Lucado on grace as he prepared to release his latest book. As a reviewer for Book Sneeze, I got my hands on a copy early. In typical Lucado story/devotional form, Max explores many aspects of the grace of God. Here are a few notable quotables: […]