Is secular psychology able to offer true & helpful information about the human condition?
A question I hear discussed frequently goes something like “what do Christian counselors think of drugs and secular psychology? Are they helpful?” I respond to that question below, but first, an understanding of the limitations of common grace and an understanding of special grace will prove beneficial. Common Grace Generally speaking, common grace is the…Read More
Preferring & Serving Others: The Antidote to Selfishness and Pride
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” In these verses, Paul expresses the antidote to selfishness and pride: considering others more significant than ourselves. Then in…Read More
Complete Through the Gospel
You have been made complete through the gospel, the good news that God showed His love, mercy and grace toward you. Because of this, you extend love, mercy and grace to others, no strings attached: Because you know God loves us, you can love others (1 Corinthians 13:7 – love tries to assume the best…Read More
What Does it Mean to “Grow in Grace”?
The standard definition of grace in evangelical Christianity is usually summed up with these two words: “unmerited favor”. This is a really good definition, but I think it needs to be fleshed out a bit further. More specifically, grace is God asking us to be with Him, helping us grow in our walk with him.…Read More