All tagged Forgiveness

Sour Grapes & Stale Crackers

I’m a lifelong Baptist and I’ve always been in church. Both my grandfathers served as pastors at various points in their lives, and my dad still ministers at a Baptist church in upstate South Carolina. Consequently, my understanding of the faith and practice of Christianity didn’t come with much in the way of liturgy. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing or something of which I’m resentful — it’s just a fact.

The Gospel Doesn’t Blow Smoke

Perhaps the most unfamiliar thing I’m going to have to get used to now that I’m a Pennsylvanian is the concept of burning trash. I never really thought about trash men and the weekly garbage pick-up system before. It just wasn’t a thing that crossed my mind that often, if at all. But now that I’m living in a location that doesn’t have access to such a benefit, I am obligated to live out whatever latent pyromaniacal tendencies might exist in my subconscious.

#38: On Living Fallen & Free with Tullian Tchividjian

In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I’m joined once again by Tullian Tchividjian to discuss the phrase “simul justus et peccator” and all its vast implications in the life of a Christian. We endeavor to unpack the significance of this phrase and show that it is, indeed, the heart of the gospel message.

Seeing Jesus Clearly

For lack of a better term, Luke 4:18–19 essentially serves as Jesus’s mission statement during his time on earth. There, Jesus stands to read in the synagogue, and, taking Isaiah 61 as his text, we’re given a definitive picture of just what the Son of man had come to do.

C. H. Spurgeon’s Seven Wonders of Grace

Perhaps the most revered Christian speaker and writer of all time is the renowned Charles Haddon Spurgeon. His profound ability to convey truth and grace through the spoken word coupled with his perceptive insight into men’s hearts through the written word are what make his ministry continue to thrive.

A Different Kind of Blog Post

Most of the time I treat this space as a platform for profound theological thought (at least that’s what I hope and think is happening) I’ve not been a “blogger” in the traditional sense, as in capturing and reiterating random thoughts and posting them.

Expunging Yesterday’s Garbage

Yesterday’s are sinister. They’re filled with unfinished projects, incomplete assignments, unkind words, and unsaid feelings, among many other fragments of life that threaten today. Yesterday is a haunting memory for most of us.

The Same Strong Christ

It’s fascinating to read the stories of medical marvels and miraculous incidences of “coincidental” healings that baffle physicians, leaving logic in the dust. Perusing historical reports reveals case after case of uncanny recoveries that go against science and common reasoning.