A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
“That He May Create in Himself One New Humanity”
Commenting on Galatians 2:15-16, Matthew Dodrill argues that Paul's teaching about justification by faith was primarily about a new social order inaugurated by the "faithfulness of" Christ.
Justification, the Gift of the Indwelling Spirit
Commenting on Romans 5:1-11, Reginald Fuller contrasts a Reformed view of justification ("external imputation of righteousness") with the Tridentine view (making one just), and mentions a possible resolution in terms of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Justification and Missionary Preaching in a Post-Christian Age
In this article, Lois Malcolm argues that the doctrine of justification has particular relevance for our time, especially as it enables us to become "missionary preachers."
Justification and the Christian Life
Israel Kamudzandu comments that in Romans 6:12-23 Paul understands justification as a new walk with Christ as the work of grace in which resurrection power propels believers to live worthy lives.
Two Questions about Justification and Spiritual Direction Answered
Brian Mullady answers two questions about Justification by faith alone and spiritual direction and confession.
How the Reformation’s discovery of justification by faith also empowered women
John Thompson writes about how the Reformation’s discovery of justification also empowered women. Protestant women were now regarded as possessing the same dignity as all Christians, equally called to prayer and ministry through their vocations
In this homily on Luke 18:9-14, Robert Barron highlights an important truth revealed by the parable in the text: justification comes to those who focus their gaze and hunger on God - the source of salvation.
Justification as Right-wising
In this short video, Arland Hultgren talks about justification, a word used often by Paul in books like Romans and Galatians, how it is related to righteousness, and what it means for our relationship to God.
Book Explores Our Pattern of Self-Justification
Is self-justification more powerful and deceptive than an explicit lie? Psychologist Elliot Aronson and Sociologist Carol Travis help answer the question in this excerpt from "Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)."
Full Text Hymns on Justification
My Hope Is Built on Nothing LessPD
Rock of Ages, Cleft for MePD
To God Be the GloryPD
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God's Justice, Justification, and Forgiveness for his People
Ben Garren gives his thoughts on Psalm 5:1-8; Luke 7:36-50, 8:1-3; and Galatians 2:15-21 focusing injustice, justification, and forgiveness.
Sanctity of Life, Justification by Faith, and Growth of Christianity
This post is a series of sermon illustrations from news excerpts on athletic philanthropy, the sanctity of life with micropreemies, the disconnected world of social media, justification by faith, and the growth of Christianity.
A Participatory Process of Justification
Describing the basis for belonging to a covenant with God, this commentary on Galatians 2:15-21 discusses Paul's argument that we are justified through our participation in the crucifixion of Jesus.
Justified and Sent
A sermon starter on Romans 5:1–8 focusing on the themes of justification, Christian suffering, and Christ's sacrificial love.
This grace in which we stand
This commentary on Romans 5:1-5 emphasizes that the Christian life is lived at peace with God, made possible by justification through faith in Christ. This peace means our soul's "health, happiness and well-being in God."
Justified by Faith
A sermon starter about justification by faith. The Good News is that God’s love and mercy for us are not dependent on our good works, our feelings or our failings. God justifies us because God loves...
What Shall We Do with Law and Order?
Sermon notes on Galatians 2.15-21 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. The oppression of racism confronts us with our failures. We must look to the gospel of justification by faith for hope.
Psychologists Say Self-Justification Chokes Love Out Of Relationship
This book quote is from "Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)" where psychologists claim that self-justification is at the root of ruined long term relationships. A preaching angle is that unrepentant sins destroy relationships.