Getting to the h(e)art of forgiveness

It’s happened again. Another celebrity has been subjected to Internet mob justice. Comedian Kevin Hart was recently invited to host the 2019 Academy Awards. Predictably, masses of people began scrolling through records of everything Hart had ever said or written to find dirt on…

Devilish devices

Every now and again, a biblical phrase is lifted out of context to teach things that the writer never intended. Despite President Lincoln’s bold claims, Jesus’ words about a house divided had nothing to do with the American Civil War. Biblical phrases like, “I…

Repentance: Six special ingredients

One of the most important distinctives of true Christianity is repentance. William Plumer (1759–1850) once wrote that “repentance belongs exclusively to the religion of sinners. It has no place in the exercises of unfallen creatures…. The wickedness of the human heart makes it necessary.”…

The vilest offender

In a previous post, I reviewed a book by Roy Ratcliff titled Dark Journey, Deep Grace, which is the account of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s journey to faith. As I said in that post, I read the book in the space of a few hours….