Category Archives: grace

Love and Grace and How to Tell the Difference


I recently enjoyed Philip Yancey’s “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” He’s steering me back to the God I knew before I moved to the Bible Belt — the God who is, in the words of one person Yancey quotes, “very fond … Continue reading

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Miracles Really Do Happen


Receding tide off Haverigg Beach (Andrew Woodhall) / CC BY-SA 2.0 More later …

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How Bad is Bad? God’s People Shun the ‘Sinner’


I’ve been thinking about how women and men I know have suffered as their congregations part around them — not a God-driven parting like the Red Sea but a thunderous rupture as a huge crevasse opens in the congregation during the … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way and the Right Way to Steer Clear of Self-Righteousness


No one wants to be labeled “self-righteous.” But it’s pretty easy to fall into that trap, even when you don’t care at all about God.  I had just finished offloading my cart of dinner party fixings to the cashier’s conveyor at the … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid You Don’t Measure Up?


A lot of Christians who grew up in church under legalistic rules are as excited as Martin Luther or John Wesley to find God’s grace. They are happy to spend only two hours on Sunday at church. They rejoice to wear … Continue reading

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