Tag Archives: Salvation

Christ is the one thing

Of all Christian doctrines, there very few that I’m absolutely dogmatic about. My scale of what’s important goes from “willing to die for” to “interesting.” For instance, the historicity of all the Old Testament stories are somewhere in the middle, … Continue reading

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Hope is alive today

In case you didn’t know this, or you’ve just forgotten… Hope is alive today, He is alive today The stone was rolled away Death defeated in His grave Hope is alive today, He is alive today No matter what we face … Continue reading

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Mighty Hand | Jon Thurlow

This is a song we’ve been singing recently that has so resonated with us. It comes from Jon Thurlow’s album, “Heat of Your Gaze.” God is setting His beloved free from her transactional prodigal religion of fear, where inheritance means … Continue reading

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Apologetics and deconverting from atheism

Recently, I’ve found myself plunged into the unfamiliar world of apologetics and interaction with atheists. While I do understand the arguments, it’s just never been that important to me. It started with my blogging friend from across the pond, Paul … Continue reading

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Why didn’t Jesus get it?

Here’s an irony of all ironies. Jesus was killed by the people who were waiting for Him to come and save. They killed Him because He didn’t look or act like the Messiah of their theology. And since He didn’t … Continue reading

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Quotes: the real problem is idolatry – N.T. Wright

“In most popular Christianity, “heaven” (and “fellowship with God” in the present) is the goal, and “sin” (bad behavior, deserving punishment) is the problem. A Platonized goal and a moralizing diagnosis—and together they lead, as I have been suggesting, to … Continue reading

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Christ, the Passover Lamb (Part Two)

We’ve been looking at how Jesus is the Passover Lamb. In part one, I showed the connection between Israel’s deliverance from their slavery in Egypt and our freedom from sin in Christ. Today, we’ll look at how we might understand Jesus as our ransom … Continue reading

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