Grace

A story about C.S. Lewis says that he once walked into a gathering of Christian leaders who were discussing what makes Christianity unique among the world’s religions. Some said the resurrection, but others pointed out that many religions have stories about men or gods dying and coming back to life.[1] Read more…

Obedience

Christians talk a lot about God’s mercy and grace, and with good reason. We all need that mercy and grace, because “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”[1] But Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in his book The Cost of Discipleship, pointed out that God’s grace does not give Read more…

Target Practice

Whenever you start to feel a little self-righteous, read Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in chapters 5 through 7 of Matthew’s Gospel and see what Jesus says about: Calling someone a “fool” (Matthew 5:22) Lusting after a woman not your wife (or a man not your husband) (Matthew 5:28) Marrying Read more…