Does Law Get a Bad Rap? Part 4

So what should we do then? Should we discard the foundational principles of the law because we cannot be justified by them? Should we ignore them because we cannot be declared... Read More »

Does Law Get a Bad Rap? Part 3

Does the law get a bad rap? Isn’t the law a really good thing? Yes! When you’re talking about the things God loves and hates and the ways He wants us to live, the law is a really... Read More »

Does Law Get a Bad Rap? Part 2

Does the law get a bad rap? Isn’t the law a really good thing? No, at least not when we’re talking about the means of righteousness in front of a holy God, who really does demand... Read More »

Does Law Get a Bad Rap? Part 1

Does the law get a bad rap? Isn’t the law a really good thing? Yes! The law, at its best, shows us God’s holiness. It reveals the way He wants us to live. It makes us realize we... Read More »

What is the Law Really Good For?

Are there good things about laws? Sure there are. Laws keep us safe. They give us order. They keep honest people honest, and they help keep dishonest people in check. The law is the... Read More »
Learning How to Love

Learning How to Love

More than any other portion of Scripture, John 8:1-11 teaches us how grace loves others. While many doubt the reliability of this passage, the Jesus presented in these verses looks... Read More »
Personal Grace (part two)

Personal Grace (part two)

As I moved on to #5 of “The Ten Most Significant Events or Decisions of My Life,” I remembered all the leadership experiences I had during high school and college, and even being... Read More »
Personal Grace (part one)

Personal Grace (part one)

One of the best practices our church staff at Akron instituted was to have a staff member or intern share in eight minutes, “The Ten Most Significant Events or Decisions of My... Read More »
When I Lack Grace Is When I Need It Most

When I Lack Grace Is When I Need It Most

One of the things I have learned over the years is that it’s during those moments when I lack grace that I need it the most. I once heard Joe Stowell say that the more ticked off a... Read More »
Every Pastor Needs a Harvey Chaffins

Every Pastor Needs a Harvey Chaffins

Our family consists of seven living creatures. Five are humans and two are animals. The first nonhuman family member is a skittish and annoyingly nocturnal hamster named Snowball and... Read More »