Leaning toward Grace
Too often, I’ve heard professing Christians say, “I just lean more grace than truth.” This statement is used to simultaneously claim Christ while committing the sins that crucified him. Such statements ignore the nature of grace, which does not leave us to stew in sin but saves us from sin. Grace is not separate from… Continue reading
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We have a generation of weak runners, tripping and falling and denying that either is a problem. But we are called to more, Reader; we are called to run like athletes, to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14, ESV). No successful athlete… Continue readinganxiety, Bible, blogger, bookish charm, christ, christian, christian blog, christianity, Christianity and mental health, deconstruction, faith, goodness truth beauty, gospel, grace and truth, hope, instagram, progressive vs fundamental, read a book for pete's sake, scripture, theology, think biblically, truth, truth and grace, writer, writing
The Word Kept: a reflection on John 1:1
“IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM” The Latin for “in the beginning was the Word” is inscribed on the gates of my college at St. Andrew’s. Each day, I was reminded as I walked beneath them why I was studying, why I am a writer, and why I was in that particular place. After all, what is… Continue reading
Rejoicing in Repetition
My current favorite song—“Shape of Love” by Passenger—keeps popping up in my Spotify playlists and I never skip it. Its opening chords make me smile no matter how many times it has played today already. Similarly, as I said in a previous post, I eat the same breakfast every day and have not yet grown… Continue readingadvice, belief, believer, blog, blogger, books, Chesterton, christ, christian blogger, Christian living, christianity, daisies, devotion, devotional, devotional practice, Epistle, epistle of paul, faith, immersion, inspiration, journal, learning, psalm, psalms, reading scripture, repetition, scripture, spiritual, spirituality, study, theology, theology student, Thessalonians, torrey honors institute, truth, word, work
Question and Answer: Anticipating Christ in the Book of Job
In rereading the Book of Job, I once more find it both wonderful and troubling. Job is, at its core, a terrifying book: a man is selected for the worst trials imaginable (loss of family, livelihood, and health) not because he is wicked but, indeed, because he is faithful. The Book of Job is, in… Continue reading
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