“The Church Collects Sinners,” [God’s Hospital]

This following excerpt is from the devotional book, "Living the Message," by Eugene H. Peterson.  This pastor-professor is probably the person I want to grow up to be like; he has a gentleness and eloquence that is seldom seen--and highly respected. Author of many books, and his extraordinary translation of the Bible, titled "The Message" … Continue reading “The Church Collects Sinners,” [God’s Hospital]

A 100% Authentic Sinner

'This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all."   1 Tim. 1:15, NLT There are some things that can be easily understood, they are obvious.  As believers, there are certain things that are just written in stone.  They … Continue reading A 100% Authentic Sinner

Let the Church Be the Church

"Any church that will not accept that it consists of sinful men and women, and exists for them, implicitly rejects the gospel of grace. As Hans Kung wrote, "it deserves neither God's mercy nor men's trust". The church must constantly be aware that its faith is weak, its knowledge dim, its profession of faith halting, … Continue reading Let the Church Be the Church