Tag: salvation

Has the Altar Call Displaced the Sacraments?

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/10563762-has-the-altar-call-displaced-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10563762&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss ways in which the altar call has displaced the sacraments,...

This is My Father’s World: Salvation as Recreation, Not Escape

God sent his Son to heal creation from within, liberating it from the forces of sin and death.

What is the Church’s Role in Our Salvation?

For a podcast discussion of this article and related themes, see "The Church, Salvation, and Assurance." Why Does the Church Matter? In our modern smorgasbord of...

The Church, Salvation, and Assurance

The Church that is not incidental to our salvation.

A Wesleyan Understanding of Faith and Repentance

Recovering the firm conviction that faith and repentance are both the gifts of God will lead to a renewed focus on the means of grace.

Four Views of Salvation, Part 2: Semi-Augustinianism and Augustinianism

To the Semi-Augustinian, the choice is not to believe or not: it is to resist or submit to God’s grace.

What Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus?

Since I require my Advanced Homiletics students to preach either John 3:1-13 or John 3:14-21 as their third sermon, I’ve heard seven messages on...

Justification by Faith

The following sermon by John Wesley was edited for conciseness and readability and originally published in A Timeless Faith: John Wesley for the 21st...

Union with Christ

The New Testament contains five main metaphors for union with Christ: manna, the vine and branches, the body of Christ, marriage, and the Temple or a building.