"As we study the holiness of God, we shall see in increasing clearness how, like fire, it repels and attracts, how it combines into one His infinite distance and His infinite nearness. But the distance will be that which comes out first and most strongly. The sense of sin, of unfitness for God's presence, is the… Continue reading Is Holiness A Turn-Off?
The following Facebook post by writer Lore Wilbert is bold and strong and necessary, like a much needed shot of espresso on a dreary morning. She speaks with grace and conviction. Dear believers, something precious is getting lost in the shuffle of our ridiculous obsession with popular opinion. We are called to first and foremost… Continue reading Chasing Self Isn’t Brave
"We want flawed. We want imperfect. We want real. And this kind of corduroy rather than polyester faith is a growing and refreshing influence in the world today." Josh Riebeck, Fighting for Authenticity If there is one prevailing topic I read about over and over recently, it is that of living "authentically". It is… Continue reading Brokenness Isn’t All That Authentic
It's been a week filled with all kinds of hoopla in Christian blogger-land. I believe the issue is much bigger than the players involved, so I'll stick to the bare facts for starters. On one side, we have an ultra popular Christian author for (Jen Hatmaker) who came out on her blog in support of… Continue reading Christian Leaders Who Drift and a God who Never Will…
"Do I believe I need to be holy? Do I believe that God can come into me and make me holy? If, through your preaching, you convince me that I am unholy, I then resent your preaching. The preaching of the gospel awakens an intense resentment because it is designed to reveal my unholiness, but… Continue reading A Blazingly Holy Life
"Ooh," said Susan, "I thought he was a man. Is he - quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion. "That you will, dearie, and no mistake,” said Mrs. Beaver. “If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most or just plain silly.” … Continue reading Not safe, but good.