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Merely Justifying Himself?

Hello!

I have often heard God goes beyond our understanding. Preachers will say we can’t fully understand God because we are finite human beings and He is an infinite God. If we could understand Him fully then He wouldn’t be much of a God. His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts above our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). I imagine you have heard similar ideas on Sunday morning and I suppose both you and I would agree. To surmise God goes beyond our understanding makes good sense. Of course He does. Continue reading

What Is Salvation?

Hello! I am back to posting, once a week now for the moment. I also plan to post some on medium.com. Click HERE for my recent post there. And please subscribe to my email list! And shoot me a note or meet me for coffee. The discussion is good. Continue reading

Five Thoughts on Ultimate Redemption’s Impact on a Church’s Ministry

1)      It seems to me that functionally most churches operate as though ultimate redemption were true, very rarely talking about the eternal consequences of sin or about the need for evangelism. In that regard, an embrace of ultimate redemption would not change much about a church’s ministry. The church would continue with worship services that exalt Jesus and His death and resurrection, would continue with prayer, study, fellowship, and would continue programs that reach out with the love of God to people inside and outside its walls. We proclaim Jesus because of what He has done for us, and we compassionately reach out with His love so that people would know the difference He can make in their lives. Continue reading

Suspend

Hello!

Today I write to inform you that I’m going to suspend writing for the time being while our family is in transition. The past number of months have gone quickly and we have been playing a bit of a waiting game as we figure out the next steps. We have much to be thankful for and we are trusting the Lord with what is to come, but while we continue down this path, I think it’s best for me to take a break from blogging. I will get back to it soon. For me the writing has been helpful as I think and wrestle through these issues. I hope it has been encouraging and challenging for you in some way as well. Thank you for reading it.

There’s more I want to say but for now I’ll just repeat that I continue to believe, in Jesus, God desires and is able to accomplish the reconciliation of all things back to Himself.

I continue to believe the gospel is good news.

Really good news, really.

Thanks.

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