There is a debate going on. No surprise there. But this one is more low key than ESS or DACA and without the vitriolic comment threads. It’s in response to the question of whether we should forgive someone who does not ask for our forgiveness, or does not show repentance in the asking. The reasoning […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Forgive Me Not
There’s a lot of talk about toxicity nowadays. Toxic people. Toxic relationships. Even toxic churches. When people speak of toxicity they have in mind something poisonous that creates an atmosphere unconducive to sustaining life. Toxic people can infect others with their critical spirit and negative outlook. Their negativity sucks the life out of others […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Treating Toxicity
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Justification and Sanctification at the Table
I have no problem with people saying they have “accepted Jesus as Savior or Lord” or praying that others might do the same. True, Jesus is Lord whether acknowledged by us or not. The only significant acknowledgement is that of the Father, and Jesus does carry that imprimatur. Peter makes this clear in his […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Is “accepting Jesus” acceptable?
A sign in a chiropractor’s office might read: “Glad to see your back.” Spinal adjustment is the chiropractor’s bread and butter. God speaks to us about the back. He wants us properly aligned in two ways, orthodoxy and orthopraxis. Orthodoxy is right doctrine; orthopraxis right practice. Orthopraxis speaks to our lives under the lordship […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.