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The Unintended Spiritual Benefits of Legalism

The Unintended Spiritual Benefits of Legalism

Being holy is not legalism. Being an obedient and disciplined Christian does not have to be legalistic either. If something is wrong, an overreaction to that bad thing is also an inadequate response. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian Legalism, People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism as it pertains to our salvation, I’m speaking more here of how it affects our sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

When the Gospel Becomes the New Legalism

The word gospel has been the most popular word in Evangelicalism for many years. You can’t go wrong with the gospel. Or can you? Is it possible for God’s creation to take a good thing like the gospel and twist it into something not right? Listen… Continue Reading …

You Hurt Me, So I Don’t Love You Anymore

The most effective way to know if you can live out biblical love is when you find yourself in a relational context in which you are disappointed by someone. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping Christian Maturity – Are You Mature?

Let’s say that you’re discipling an individual. How would you know when you’ve finished with them? What does comprehensive and completed discipleship look like practically? This mind map gives you a step-by-step sequence that walks you through a full discipleship process. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Time to Stop Praying and Reading, and Start Doing

It is easier to talk theology than to live it. It’s easier to talk about your problems than to do something about them. Sometimes it’s wise to put the Bible down, get up from praying and start living what you know. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Nine Tips for Managing Your Life and Calendar

The phone rang. Lucia picked it up but did not answer the caller. She handed it to me because she knew two things: It was probably about work, and my profession was more important than her and the children. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

I’m Living Alone in My Marriage

One of the more common complaints I hear from spouses is when one of the partners in the marriage talk about being alone in the marriage. These lonely spouses perceive a seemingly invisible barrier between them. It’s a level of communication they cannot move past.… Continue Reading …

There Is a Reason You Should Love Yourself and Others

You’ve heard that love is a verb, right? That is because love is an action word. Action-less Love is like faith without works: both would be dead. But the question I want to ponder in this article is, who are you supposed to love? Listen… Continue Reading …

Cheap Law – Lowering God’s Standard To Be Perfect

Cheap Law: Lowering God's Standard to Be Perfect

You have two choices. You can strive to be perfect, or you can accept the perfection of someone else. That’s it. The only way to be perfect is never to make a mistake or find someone who will vouch for you. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …