Thank God Jesus isn’t Santa Claus!

Episcopal priest Robert Farrar Capon writes with brilliant precision on the good news of why Jesus Christ is nothing like Santa Claus: The words of that dreadful Christmas song sum up perfectly the only kind of messianic behavior the human […]

Grace as Solidarity (Gollwitzer)

Here’s a great quote on grace as solidarity by Helmut Gollwitzer, one of Barth’s students in Basel, and it comes from a sermon collected in the book The Way to Life. Enjoy! “The beautiful word ‘grace’, which originally means ‘to turn oneself […]

Karl Barth on Grace and our Response (with Help from Ansell)

A few days ago I wrote my review of Nicholas Ansell’s fantastic book on the universalism of Jürgen Moltmann, aptly entitled The Annihilation of Hell (LINK). I also wrote some reflections on how, as I learned from Ansell, Moltmann argued for a “certain” hope, […]

I’m Not Okay: 3 Confessions of Grace

Can I be real with you for a minute? I don’t have my life together. I’m not “okay.” I get mad. I mess up. I say things I regret. But… that’s okay. At the end of the day, grace triumphs over my […]

Grace: His Performance > Yours

Religion says “do” the Gospel says “done!” At the heart of the gospel you will find the final cry of Jesus on the cross: “It is finished.” Τετέλεσται, in Greek, meaning: it is finished, paid in full; accomplished fully. In this one statement, Jesus […]

Hyper Legalism > Hyper Grace? No.

The so called “Hyper-Grace” message has been hailed as “the greatest deception of the 21st century.” Many prominent leaders have spoken out by writing books, and giving messages exposing this “great danger”. But is Hyper Grace really such a big […]

Holy Week Meditation: The Love Dream of God

What drove Jesus to the cross? In the stunning words of St. Catherine: You, high eternal Trinity, acted as if You were drunk with love, infatuated with Your creature.. Love. Jesus became a man, lived a life within our fallen […]

“Prone to Sin” – Disgrace to Grace #4

Disgrace To Grace is a series of articles written to debunk doctrines that I believe have hijacked the Good News of God’s outrageous grace. Here’s #4, enjoy! Prone to Sin I grew up believing that at the core of my existence, […]