A Hospital for Sinners

Have you ever known someone curious about Christ but too afraid to visit a church our of fear of being judged? It would be great to say that’s all a misunderstanding, but the fact is, sometimes church culture is “judgy” about the mistakes in the lives of others.

In James chapter 5, James instructs his audience to confess their faults, one to another, to find healing.  While this is beneficial for the specified reason – healing – it also helps foster a sort of church culture that is far less intimidating to newcomers who are struggling with sin. Rather than putting on a mask of self righteousness, people are real about their problems, and so folks who struggle feel more comfortable. Listen to this week’s edition of Words of Grace to learn more!

Radio broadcast for July 16, 2023. Continue reading “A Hospital for Sinners”

Beware This Leaven

Borrowing from a warning Jesus’ issued about the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees, Ben Winslett warns against a concept popular among some conservative evangelicals that many times leads to either to pride or discouragement: Lordship salvation.

Radio broadcast for July 11, 2021. Continue reading “Beware This Leaven”