A culture that exalts the image of the self will also sing along to Amazing Grace. Past generations of Christians had little problem thinking of themselves as wretches (in contrast to wretched). What do they think they’re singing? From Fleming Rutledge. It is baffling that our whole society knows and apparently loves to sing “Amazing …

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Originally posted on Tolle Lege:
“Dundee, October 2, 1840 My Dear Friend, I trust you will have a pleasant and profitable time in Germany. I know you will apply hard to German; but do not forget the culture of the inner man,—I mean of the heart. How diligently the cavalry officer keeps his sabre clean…

Trevin Wax examines quotes wrongfully associated with various Christians. I hadn’t heard of a couple of these quotes, but was familiar with most. Given how often you read some of them, i.e. “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body” often attributed to C.S. Lewis, or the phrase attributed …

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Kate Bowler writes of a life with stage four cancer and her encounters with a strand of Christianity that has confused the eternal biblical promises of the Gospel with variations of contemporary prosperity. If you attend a church tomorrow I how you will hear the good news, not be told Jesus died and rose so …

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