Tag: grace

  • A Fall to Grace

    One day morning will dawn, your eyes will open, and you will awaken with the literal reality that the dream you had for yourself is over and it’s time to move on. I can think to specific days in 2000, 2003, 2008, and most recently in summer 2011 when I rolled out of bed with […]

  • My Own Casey Anthony

    You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister and you are on […]

  • Let Grace be our language

    Is grace enough for you? Maybe I’m a cynic but I don’t think grace is a hallmark of a lot of Christians. We’re too busy having unrealistic expectations for one another and then wallowing in the disappointment of failed relationships. I’m too busy judging you for judging me for grace! Let’s get past this oddity […]

  • I’m a walking contradiction

    My life in a Bible verse: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who […]

  • Grace vs. Karma

    Yesterday’s message got me thinking about the mistake many people, even church people, make in regards to grace. Here’s what those two terms mean and why they are opposites. Grace is receiving unmerited favor. In other words, you get what you don’t deserve. Karma is the effects of your past deeds is your future experience. […]

  • The injustice of grace

    Have you ever thought about what Jesus did and thought, “eh?“ I’ve been having this thought lately and I just can’t shake it: It’s a complete injustice that I experience grace. First of all, I need to be clear what I mean by grace since there are several definitions for this word… even the Bible […]

  • Mercy: Some practical theology here

    Last night at Light Force small groups we talked about the difference between mercy and grace. Grace = Getting something you don’t deserve. Mercy = Not getting something you deserve. I could see the students wrestling with this. Here are students completely covered in both. They have parents who bathe them in both on a […]