Tag Archives: Common Grace

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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Celebrating God’s good gifts

The gifts of God’s grace are spread abundantly among the just and unjust in ways that support and enhance the lives of all. As it is in the world that God has given, so it is in the world that his creatures fashion. 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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Thinking more deeply about Influence

There is an urgent need for Christians to think more deeply about our calling to be agents of common grace committed to the welfare of the city of our exile.

Honor for our Creator should lead us to deep concerns about common good for His creatures.

Those who live in a representative forms of democracy have a unique opportunity to sit at the table where policies and laws are formed. Ordinary people in biblical times never had this kind of opportunity. And most people in the world today can only dream of it.

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Called to be Agents of common grace

If “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1), how should it shape my calling as a servant of God? Continue reading

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Learning about common grace

The theme of common grace has been neglected in the Church.

It’s time to correct this neglect.

The many challenges of our times call for an intense focus on… Continue reading

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So heavenly minded, no earthly good?

When God’s people were exiled in the ancient city of Babylon, God continued to speak to them. God instructed his servant Jeremiah to write a letter to them with a word of assurance for their future: “This is what the Lord … Continue reading

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