Tag Archives: Law

The Performance Principle

Growing in Christ: Week 1 The Performance Principle Friday, March 22, 2019 Religion in the second half of life is finally not a moral matter; it’s a mystical matter. While most of us begin focused on moral proficiency and perfection, we can’t spend our whole lives this way. Paul calls the first-half-of-life approach “the Law”;… Continue Reading The Performance Principle

An Interior Faith

Christ in Paul’s Eyes An Interior Faith Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Describing his encounter with the risen Christ on the road to Damascus in his letter to the Galatians, Paul writes a most telling line. He says, “God revealed his Son in me” (Galatians 1:16, JB, NIV). This high degree of trust, introspection, and self-confidence… Continue Reading An Interior Faith

The Purpose of the Law

Law and Grace The Purpose of the Law Monday, May 22, 2017 Why did Paul come to the subtle but crucial understanding of the limited and dangerous possibilities of law/requirements? Probably because Paul himself had been a man of the law, and he saw that it led him to “breathing threats to slaughter the Lord’s… Continue Reading The Purpose of the Law

Grace Must Win

Law and Grace Grace Must Win Sunday, May 21, 2017 The relationship between law and grace is a central issue for almost anyone involved in religion. Basically, it is the creative tension between religion as requirements and religion as transformation. Is God’s favor based on a performance principle (Law)? Or does religion work within an… Continue Reading Grace Must Win

The Word Is Near

Wisdom’s Way of Knowing The Word Is Near Friday, January 16, 2015 We live in a time that can make use of the unique contribution of every era to enjoy intuitive and body knowledge, along with rational critique and deeper synthesis, thus encouraging both intelligent and heartfelt participation “with our whole heart, soul, mind, and… Continue Reading The Word Is Near

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