Is it Anti-gospel to Teach Kids Self-control Before Conversion?

Right now in conservative evangelicalism, there is an ongoing conversation about children, the gospel, and sanctification.  Kevin DeYoung’s book The Hole in our Holiness is the latest entry on this topic, and looks to be very helpful. One side of the discussion emphasizes that no true transformation can happen without miraculous grace.  There is surely truth [Read More...]

Are Leaves & Twigs Heating Your Inner Spiritual Life?

I recently had the opportunity to publish a short piece on Jonathan Edwards and his seminal Religious Affections in Ligonier Ministry’s excellent Tabletalk devotionalmagazine.  Any magazine, by the way, that is named after something Martin Luther-related is a-okay by me. My piece focused on how theology is intricately connected to our religious “affections,” the emotions [Read More...]

John Calvin and Sin in the Life of the Believer: The Gospel Coalition and Evangelical Spirituality

How should we who consider grace the central reality of our life think about God’s response to our sin?  This is a tricky question, one that defies some of the easy answers we offer to it.  Today at The Gospel Coalition, I ask and seek to answer this question in a post entitled “You Can [Read More...]


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