Tag Archives: repentance

Replacing Repentance with Apologies

[Today’s guest post from Martha Burton examines the distinction between apologies and repentance, and why it makes all the difference in the world.] I have never liked receiving apologies from people. In fact, on a deeper level I can honestly say … Continue reading

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Despair in a Gospel Song

Driving along I heard the best song the Eagles ever created: Desperado. For some reason, though, the lyrics hit me differently this time. The despair of the title character (who’s called Desperado for a reason) reminded me of the gospel. … Continue reading

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Repentance as Pilgrimage from Sin

Therefore, … let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. (Hebrews … Continue reading

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Remorse, Repentance and Reconciliation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God … Continue reading

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The Bible Verse I Love that Scares Me More than Most

This passage scares me. Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him … . A bruised reed he will not break,     and a smoldering wick he will … Continue reading

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How to Handle Scandal – a Biblical guide for Christian leaders today

Scandal. It’s been with God’s people for thousands of years. You might say it began with Adam and Eve scandalously eating the forbidden fruit. Then there was Abraham’s scandalous habit of trying to save his own skin by allowing local … Continue reading

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