March 23, 2019

Most evangelical Christians believe in and practice believer’s baptism as opposed to infant baptism.1 Likewise, most Protestants believe and practice baptism by immersion or pouring rather than by sprinkling. The New Testament as well as early church history stand with both of these positions.2 However, it is typical in most contemporary churches for baptism to be separated from conversion by great lengths of time. Many Christians were saved at one age and baptized at a much later age. In the… Read more

March 22, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it…. Read more

March 20, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it…. Read more

March 18, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it. It… Read more

March 17, 2019

The following post was written by Roman Lee. All of what he writes should be understood against the backdrop that a Christian’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and it belongs to God (1 Corinthians 6). — It can be difficult to find time to work out and take care of ourselves physically, but it is important to make it a priority. Being a good Christian requires not just dedication to religion and good deeds, but physical wellness…. Read more

March 17, 2019

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” ~ Erasmus People often ask me what books I recommend reading. In response, I’ve compiled three main lists. My 100 Best Christian Books Ever Written list. My 100 Best Christian Academic Works and Commentaries list. If you are building a spiritual library, I recommend that you begin with these titles. Each book can be purchased directly from the above pages at a discount. Be sure… Read more

March 16, 2019

My favorite quote from Chambers so far: “Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.” Read more

March 15, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it…. Read more

March 13, 2019

What follows is an excerpt from Frank Viola’s new book – ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. The endnotes which contain first-hand sources are not included in the excerpt. WARNING: BEFORE GOING FURTHER, READ THIS FIRST 1) Some of the so-called shocking beliefs that I cover in ReGrace are beliefs that I myself agree with. Others I find abhorrent. Consequently, just because a shocking belief is listed doesn’t reveal how I personally feel about it. It… Read more

March 11, 2019

Every other day this month, I will be sharing excerpts from some of the chapters in my new book ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today. In November 2014, Rick Warren asked me to write a series of articles called “Shocking Beliefs of [the Great Theologians]” on my blog. The series had but one objective. To call for grace, civility, and tolerance among Christians when they disagree with one another over doctrinal issues. Since… Read more




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