The righteousness from God, apart from the Law

Jesus’ holiness is not imputed to us from without; it must be cultivated from within.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The “full humanity” that Christ brought

For most of us growing up as conservative Evangelicals, the term humanism was scarcely used apart from the modifier “secular”, and even it when it was, that scary adjective was implied and inferred. For this reason, one of my theology teachers in undergrad liked to try to reclaim humanism from the clutches of secular humanism among his students […]

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Seeking Truth is not enough

Going into this post, please be aware that I will indulge in the obnoxious habit of capitalizing Truth to distinguish the abstract concept of veritas from small-t truths that amount to individual factoids. I hope this will not distract you. As a teenager I was once informed by a mentor that I was a “seeker of […]

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Is righteousness underrated by liberal Christians?

I mentioned in passing in “Sinners in the hands of an ___ God” that I think universalism has the tendency to overshoot our focus in terms of practical Christian living (Richard Beck agrees). Although I doubt that it does this significantly more than most preoccupations with the hereafter, I do want to suggest that one particular […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2011