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May 3, 2016

Christian Calendar, Reformation, Repentence, American Evangelicalism, Gospel, Church Stuff, Reading Recommendations, Sermon Teasers, Hart to Heart

Faith…

by Robert Hart

Faith is not about everything turning out okay…

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Posted by Robert Hart at 2:54 p.m.
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May 28, 2014

Repentence, American Evangelicalism

The Lost Habit of Repentance

by Lanier Nail

Rod Dreher, writing a superb article for Time, describes why he will not return to the Roman Catholic Church, despite the appeal of Pope Francis.  His critique of Roman Catholicism in America highlights how the reforms of Vatican II have been co-opted to produce an insipid version of Christianity which preaches "Christ without the cross" and treats "His amazing Grace like it was a common courtesy."  

What intrigues me about the article is how so much of his criticism of the Roman church in America can be directly applied, often without any qualifications, to the evangelical churches in America as well.   You could say the whole church is allergic to repentance and teaching about God's judgment, and this allergy crosses denominational lines.

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 3:41 p.m.
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September 27, 2012

Repentence

Our Greatest Need…”

by Robert Hart

if our greatest need had been…

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Posted by Robert Hart at 1:32 p.m.
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February 22, 2012

Christian Calendar, Reformation, Repentence

Ash Wednesday

by Lanier Nail

Almighty and eternal God, you who hate nothing that you have made, and who forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect …

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 4:05 p.m.
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February 19, 2012

Repentence

The Law Founded on Love

by Lanier Nail

Lord God, you who have taught us that whatever we do without genuine love is worth nothing in your sight: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts this most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues; for without such love whoever lives is reckoned as dead before you: Grant this for the sake of your only Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 2:14 p.m.
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