Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Duty Or Delight

"[I]f we center on the gospel, the essential duties of maintaining a relationship with God begin to seem less like duty and morel like delight.  They seem less like rules and more like rhythms."  ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Effort and Earning

"Grace is not opposed to effort, but is opposed to earning."  - Dallas Willard

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

On Hymns

"I think many of the old hymns, the ones that have endured - and plenty of the newer hymns too, actually - tap into a deeper reality than a lot of the more explicitly emotive stuff.  In a strange, way, the old gospel hymns affect us more emotionally by not dealing primarily with how we feel . . . these songs don't make our emotion the primary point.  They make emotion the response to something much sturdier - namely, the gospel."  ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Why The Good News Is So Good

"The essential message of Christianity isn't 'do' but 'done.'  The good news is news, not instruction, and it announces to us not 'get to work' but 'it is finished.'" ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple