Tag Archives: grace

How to Build the Community We Want


Recently, I came across an article about community life by the late MacArthur Fellow Donella “Dana” Meadows. She and her husband, Dennis, typically shared their Vermont home with four to eight other adults, some of whom were their students. It … Continue reading

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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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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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1,376 Commandments and Counting


  Some readers know that for a couple of years I’ve been compiling commandments from Scripture. I’m up to 1,376 as of this morning. People say this is a strange undertaking for someone whose Christian faith is to be lived … Continue reading

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