Category Archives: salvation

The End of (The) Kings

Today, at Grace, we finish our series through 1 & 2 Kings. We started the series on November 6, 2011. This means we have covered: 47 Chapters 40 Sermons 2 Kings of “Unified Israel” (David & Solomon) 19 Kings of … Continue reading

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RHE, Hermaneutics and the Heart

Rachel Held Evans has received a lot of attention recently, not just from the Today Show, but also from the blogosphere. Rachel’s an avid blogger herself and a self-proclaimed “Christian feminist.” Her appearance on Today was to introduce her new … Continue reading

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Please Put Your Chicken Sandwich Back In Its Scabbard

Let me state a couple of things first: There is no fast food I prefer more than a spicy chicken sandwich (no pickle with two slices of pepperjack cheese), waffle fries (with two packets of Chick-fil-a sauce to dip them … Continue reading

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Idolatry of Divorce

Many people make an idol of marriage. They look to their spouse to provide them with purpose in existence and meaning. They seek for their marriage to provide a fulfillment that only Christ alone can provide. However, it can also … Continue reading

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What Should the Divorced and Remarried Do?

I’ve laid out several posts to explain why I think the “perpetual adultery” perspective is faulty, particularly the application to sever the relationship and abandon one’s spouse. These things simply aren’t taught in the Scripture. So what should a person … Continue reading

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No Help Wanted

In my conversations with those who advocate the “perpetual adultery” question, they are rarely willing to dig into the languages. I just keep being told the passage clearly teaches perpetual adultery, even though I don’t believe it is. I then … Continue reading

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Mishandling More than Texts

There are a lot of reasons to address the “perpetual adultery” issue even though our church rejects it. People in our church have borne this load before as they have been told they are in this condition. People in our … Continue reading

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Betrothal and Perpetual Adultery

As we’re working through our “Prototypical Marriage” series at our church, week three dealt with the pain of divorce and broken marriages. In so doing, we find ourselves in Matthew 19:1-12, and specifically at verse 9: “And I say to … Continue reading

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A Gentle Correction: II

In my previous post, I explained why I do not believe 1 Kings 19 is intended to instruct us that God may be whispering (and in turn, we may be missing) what he wants us to know. In reality, such … Continue reading

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Elephants in Egypt

Though TD Jakes’ position on the Trinity has been a mystery for decades, the Elephant Room attempted to settle Jakes’ position in “rapid-fire” succession. Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church fired away with six questions: Do you believe this … Continue reading

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