What Are the Means of Grace?

What is the primary way God sanctifies Christians? Is it through spiritual disciplines? In this episode, we provide a simple answer to a fundamental question: What are the means of Grace, and how does God use them to sanctify us?

MEMBERS: “Faith Alone” Is Radical

Jon and Justin continue the conversation on faith alone. In particular, we talk about how the truth of justification by faith alone in Christ alone frees us up to love one another.

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“Faith Alone” Is Radical

In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about sola fide (faith alone). It is a radical message. We seek to briefly clarify the doctrine before moving on to discuss the implications of it and the importance of guarding it.

Live Q&A on Final Justification & Mark Jones

In our second ever live event, Jon and Justin talk primarily about sola fide--some of the old and new confusion around it. How do good works factor into our final salvation? We begin to discuss an article written recently by Mark Jones in which he argues that we have the right to eternal life by faith alone but we will finally possess eternal life through good works.

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Dazed and Confused: John 15 and Bearing Fruit

In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about a passage of Scripture that is often misunderstood and misapplied: John 15. Jesus tells us if we abide in him, we will produce much fruit. What does it mean to abide in Jesus? What does Jesus mean by fruit?

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MEMBERS: Obedience Is Not a Dirty Word

In this episode, we answer the question, "Can we disappoint God in our disobedience?" We also have a spirited discussion about quiet times and the necessity of the church. 

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Obedience Is Not a Dirty Word

In this episode, we talk about how obedience is a good thing–but that sadly, many have had the experience of being scolded toward it. We discuss how assurance and peace with God in Christ actually motivates us to pursue obedience.

The Biblical and Historical Problems with Spiritual Disciplines Part 3

My previous two articles have focused on Roman Catholic theology and its slow entry back into mainstream Christianity. Until the 1970’s, it was difficult to find any popular materials or teachers speaking on the subject of spiritual disciplines. Research uncovers that Richard Foster, Dallas Willard and Don Whitney are the three most influential writers/teachers to […]

The Biblical and Historical Problems with Spiritual Disciplines Part 2

Over the last 400 years Christianity has slowly slipped away from a reformed understanding of sola fide, or a life lived by faith alone in Christ, as it concerns our sanctification and have embraced a hybrid of Roman Catholic theology and Evangelicalism. It is commonly believed that we are saved by grace through faith alone, […]