In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned the words, "Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate" (1959:47)... View the entire commentary
The Fundamental Command: Love One Another
To answer the question, What does God want of us? on John's terms, we also have to answer the question, What do we owe each other? Although response to God is a personal matter, it is not merely a private or internal matter... View the entire commentary
Encouragement to the Faithful
In some worship services, the congregation repeats the words of one of the creeds or confes sions of the church on a regular basis... View the entire commentary
Warnings Against Unfaithfulness
"In the world, but not of it"--this is a phrase commonly used to characterize the Christian's relationship to the world... View the entire commentary
One can hardly dispute that the ways in which Christians speak about their understanding of and relationship to God strike non-Christians as ludicrous at best and arrogant at worst... View the entire commentary
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