Category Archives: Common grace

Common grace ministry

How do we remain serious about lines between belief and unbelief while at the same time showing active appreciation for all that is good and beautiful outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

If we live in a political system that allows us to sit at the table to seek the good that leads to laws and policies, we should not neglect such an opportunity and privilege. Continue reading

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Unbelief – understood in five ways

Why do people refuse to believe in God? Continue reading

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Do you understand common grace?

An urgently needed focus for the Church… Five questions for great conversations among those who care… Continue reading

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The human need for change

Politics, culture, and the role of law are agents of change but these means offer limited solutions to our problems. We have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
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Do you understand common grace?

How do we remain serious about lines between belief and unbelief (between those who live in the boundaries of saving grace and those who do not), while at the same time showing active appreciation for all that is good, beautiful and outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

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How you feeling about politics?

The political debates between republicans have been an embarrassment. They are a big turn-off to the political process. Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Common grace and common good

We are called to be agents of common grace who are committed to the welfare of the city of our exile. Continue reading

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Since God owns everything

If God owns everything, there is nowhere we can step off His property into a sphere of private ownership. Continue reading

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