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Faith and works is a false dichotomy because neither are the means to anything but experience, and what is atoning is the experience of God, and God, being the good, goodness, is found in participation with it; and this, by hearing and doing (James 1:19-27), and indeed, Matthew 7:15-21 only affirms the idea that those who do good are “in me and I in them”. 248 more words

Christianity

Hallelujah! What A Saviour!

Numbers 15:1-41
We read of offerings for ‘atonement’(25,28). We think of Christ: He went ‘outside the camp’ for us (35-36; Hebrews 13:12) – to bring us forgiveness (25,28). 116 more words

Numbers

The power of remembering (For KING & COUNTRY)

Why is change so hard? Why is it so hard, to tweak your life just a tiny tiny bit, when you know the outcome is as fantastic as it is? 238 more words

Suffering: A Test Of Theological Method - A Review

Arthur C. McGill was a brilliant man who is unfortunately barely known in mainstream “progressive” post-Evangelical circles. His name is probably less known than that of William Stringfellow, which, unfortunately, is also not a common name thrown around these days. 467 more words

Theology

It's Friday: Seven Prayers

Seven Prayers attributed to Pope St. Gregory the Great. 683 more words

The Cross

Five Things Friday: Keira Knightley: 5 Best characters vs. 5 of her Worst characters

I don’t really like to hate actors or actresses online. Movies? Sure. I’d happily attack a movie if I think it was really bad, annoying or even just too stupid to deal with. 916 more words

Prayer as Free Access to Eden

“Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we are to enter into the Holy of Holies boldly, for the veil has been removed by the cross. The sword the angel wielded at the gate to paradise has been removed.” -R.C. Sproul