Thoughts on Grace Vs. Karma

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;  it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) n today’s culture, much like the time when Ephesians was written, there is a fundamental...

Contingently Acceptable Sins

In the landscape of American Christendom, there is an argument whose basic position is that some sins are acceptable contingent upon others sins being ignored. Such contingently acceptable sins are often argued for in light of Christian divorce and the acceptability...

Count It All Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,” reads James 1:2 (ESV). This is an all too familiar verse in the past several years. When someone asks me how to count all of their trials as joy, my knee-jerk reaction is to answer,...

One Word for 2015: Optimism

I recently picked up the book One Word That Will Change Your Life at Goodwill, my favorite place to buy books. I bought the book about a month and half before the new year while I was thinking about goals I might make for the new year. The book was an easy read. I...

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