The Gospel in Acts

Spreading the Gospel Acts is the story of God’s grace flooding out to the world, from the cross and resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. […]

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre accurately describes shame as “a hemorrhage of the soul,” that is, a painful, unexpected, and disorienting experience. It is often linked to some painful incident—sin that has […]

Jesus Is a Karma Buzz-Kill

During the Last Supper (Mark 14:12–25) with his disciples, Jesus talks about his impending death and initiates the practice of communion. Jesus says in Mark 14:27–28, “You will all fall […]

Walking in Good Works

Ephesians 2 is filled with the good news of grace for both our justification and sanctification. The chapter begins by describing our natural condition—trapped in sin and by sin, rebelling against […]

Why Does Grace Matter?

Grace is not an abstract principle, but a reality of our life with God. As Karl Barth once emphasized: “Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.” And […]

What Is Grace?

“The very center and core of the whole Bible is the doctrine of the grace of God.” – J. Gresham Machen “Grace” is the most important concept in the Bible, […]

Grace Is the Opposite of Karma

A Q&A with Justin Holcomb on the release of his newest book, On the Grace of God. Question: So let’s start with the big idea. Give us a quick summary […]