The world is created good but incomplete. One day when all the forces of rebellion have been defeated and the creation responds freely and gladly to the love of its creator, God will fill it with himself so that it will both remain an independent being and also be flooded with God’s own life. This … Continue reading "N. T. Wright on the New Creation"
If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love. You see what has happened? A negative term has been substituted for a positive, and this … Continue reading "Love, Selflessness, and Pleasure"
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. Francis Chan, Crazy Love
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time. Francis Chan
All around the world blogs, study groups, conferences, podcasts, and unusual little publishing houses are churning out material on election, justification, covenantalism, ammillennialism, postmillennialism, Christo-centric hermeneutics, Augustine, Calvin, Luther and, yes, even the differences between infra-, supra- and sub-lapsarianism. Frankly, it is indeed cool to be a Calvinist right now, and more resources are available … Continue reading "The Fast Track to Killing Calvinism"
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice. John Calvin