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A taxonomy of gossip. What species of gossip are you? The various ways gossip manifests itself in the church. Why we can’t seem to resist it. The countless lives and reputations which have been destroyed. What is it about human nature that loves to shame others? How to deal with it in the church.
How this one theological concept is essential to understanding the Bible, the Gospel, the life of Christ and the doctrine of justification. Its long history in reformed theology. Why it’s gone missing in popular evangelical theology. Why some people are resistant to it.
Critical to Reformed Theology is the understanding that sin is not merely an action (morals), but also a state (condition). The confessions refer to our collective “misery.” Pietism is largely ignorant of the category. What problems has this caused in our practice of the Christian life? How does keeping the state of sin adjust view?