Legalism among Christian disciples is the product of misplaced or misundertood trust that diminishes grace. From Sam Storms: Legalists feel good when they can identify another person’s errors. It reinforces their feelings of superiority. They actually think themselves more spiritual, more godly, and more favored and loved by God. There’s a flip side to the …

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I keep track of Advent without specifically following it. I think it’s helpful to acknowledge what the majority of Christians have been doing throughout the centuries and do throughout the world today, while affirming our non-conformist ways. One of my colleagues was throwing a bit of shade about the situation the other night, and wanted …

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There’s a difference between a peacemaker and a conflict avoider. David Mathis writes about How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights? and makes some points about the character of pastors, which is meant to be a model for the character of Christians. Healthy pastors are peacemakers at heart, not pugilists. They don’t fight for sport; they …

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