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Ruthless Grace

By Chuck Colson

In Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, John Ames, a pastor, writes his thoughts and memoirs to his seven year old son as he prepares to die. One passage about Boughton – his Presbyterian colleague – and his relationship to his estranged son struck me with its penetrating insight into our struggles with God’s love and forgiveness. Ames… Read More »

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Justifying Indicatives

By Chuck Colson

Voices in the Reformed resurgence are focusing attention on the importance of our justification in Christ for our sanctification, or growth in Christ. In a recent interview with Justin Taylor, Tullian Tchividjian represents this view. Justin asks, “How would you boil down your concern to one sentence?” Tullian answers, “We are justified by grace alone… Read More »

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November

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God Wins

By Chuck Colson

Rob Bell’s latest book Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived has sparked plenty of controversy among North American evangelicals. Long critical reviews, witty defenses, gross caricatures, and unhelpful twitter statements abound. All the publicity took the book to the top of the Amazon charts, and the debate continues.… Read More »

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Always & Everywhere

By Chuck Colson

Recently, I read through Paul’s epistles. Though many things stood out, perhaps none more than Paul’s emphasis on ‘thanksgiving.’  He was ‘always and everywhere’ giving thanks to God. With the suspicion that I was ignoring something important, I set out to study ‘thanksgiving’ more deeply, and hopefully redress some deficiencies in my life. This is… Read More »