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…… Continue reading My Own Casey Anthony

Let Grace be our language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS9_L7PjacU 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…… Continue reading Let Grace be our language

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.…… Continue reading Grace vs. Karma

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…… Continue reading The injustice of grace

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…… Continue reading Mercy: Some practical theology here