Christianity

Grace and Peace for Stubborn Sins

BY MARTIN LUTHER

The terms of grace and peace are common terms with Paul and are now pretty well understood. But since we are explaining this epistle, you will not mind if we repeat what we have so often explained elsewhere.

Grace and Peace for Stubborn Sins

Christianity: The End of Religion

BY DONAVON RILEY

In the beginning, we read about the invention of religion. It begins simply enough in Genesis 3 [6-13]: The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it.

Christianity: The End of Religion

“Christianity Isn’t for Everyone”

BY CHAD BIRD

Let's face it, Christianity is not for everyone. If you've made such huge strides in holiness that you deem grace a crutch for those still handicapped by sin, if you detect the faint applause of angels clapping their wings at your obedience, if you've led such an exemplary life that you've landed a spot on heaven's honor roll, then you’ll feel like you’re slumming in Christianity.

“Christianity Isn’t for Everyone”

On Assurance in the Christian Faith

BY KYLE G JONES

Assurance for the Christian comes not from within; from one’s inner power or strength to believe or from the amount of faith one has. Like salvation, it comes “extra nos” — outside of ourselves. Our assurance doesn’t come from some inner ethereal, subjective feeling.

On Assurance in the Christian Faith

Out of Ammo

BY BRANDON HANSON

So there’s this famous quote that you may have heard in one form or another around the interwebs. I think I finally found the original quote and who said it (but let me know if you think I’m mistaken): “The Christian army is the only army that shoots and buries its wounded.” -Dr. Freddie Gage

Out of Ammo

Come And See

BY DOMINICK SANTORE

I know it’s hard for some people to put aside old ideas and notions about Christianity, Christians, and church in general. It’s a dug-in skepticism that’s born from a life of bad experiences, and even worse Christian jargon and teachings. It’s pushing back against all of it.

Come And See

Bruised and Smoldering

BY ZACK JAMES COLE

“Obey God and he will bless you,” says the wind and the reed is bent over and bruised throughout. “God will never stop loving you but you can disappoint him,” says the wind and the once lit candle is now a sad smoldering wick. “God never gives you anything you can’t handle” says the coffee mug of Pop Christianity and the soul who is barely hanging on is now tapping out.

Bruised and Smoldering

Postmodernism, Charlottesville and the Hope to Come….

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

“Are you Republican or Democrat?” “Liberal or conservative?” “Yankees or Red Sox?” “Star Wars or Star Trek?” Life presents us with lots of important choices and often times they are presented to us as binaries. Binaries are opposites of which one must choose a side...

Postmodernism, Charlottesville and the Hope to Come….

CHF Cast Episode 19: Christianity In America with Dr. Daniel Van Voorhis

Daniel and Brandon are joined by historian Daniel Van Voorhis to talk about the current landscape of Christianity and how we got here. Have a listen.

CHF Cast Episode 19: Christianity In America with Dr. Daniel Van Voorhis

An Interview with Blake Flattley

BY MATT POPOVITS

Blake Flattley is a New York City based singer and songwriter. And, full disclosure, he is the Director of Worship and the Arts at our church, Our Saviour New York. Prior to arriving in New York City, Blake served as the lead singer

An Interview with Blake Flattley

To Those Beaten Up by the Church

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

Bloody, bruised, and burnt out—our friends, family members, and coworkers are walking out of churches, giving up on God’s family, and at the same time giving up on the message that the Church has been entrusted with.

To Those Beaten Up by the Church