theology and the Christian life

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Why Did God Need to Become Human? (aka: Why Christmas?)

The gospel is at the heart of Christmas: the gift of salvation through the life and work of Jesus Christ. But why did Jesus need to be fully man and fully God?

Daily Living in Light of Eternity: The New Heavens and New Earth

Have you ever wondered if we will we have bodies in heaven? What does the Bible teach about the New Heavens & New Earth, and does it matter for our daily life?

Is the Christian a Saint or Sinner?

Every Christian continues to endure temptation and sinful desires. Luther’s Simul Justus et Peccator helps understand Christian identity in the gospel’s light.

Christian Hope is Not a Wish

What is the foundation of Christian hope? The resurrection of Jesus Christ delivers hope to the hopeless.

A Refuge in the Tragedies of Life

In the aftermath of tragedies and suffering, what does it mean to trust the Lord as your refuge? Turn to the Psalmist and the promises of the gospel.

What’s the Difference Between Grace and Mercy?

Are grace and mercy the same thing or are they different? This post explains what the Bible teaches about grace and mercy and how they flow from the gospel.

Three Things Every Christian Should Know

Here are three truths every Christian should know and be able to clearly explain to others.

Why Can’t God Overlook Sin?

Sin is rejection and rebellion against the Holy God. It wouldn’t be right for him to simply overlook it. But he did pay for it through Jesus Christ.

Is Repentance Necessary to be a Christian?

Is repentance necessary to become a Christian? And what’s the difference between confession and repentance anyway?! Jesus and the apostles preached repentance. We should too.

Are These the End Times?

When will Jesus return? It seems like today’s news and events must mean we’re living in the end times now. Is this true… what does does that mean?

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