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4 Things It’s Okay to Say When You’re Hurt

By Paul Maxwell

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  • How the Gospel Creates Ethics
  • 4 Things It’s Okay to Say When You’re Hurt
  • Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel

How the Gospel Creates Ethics

You love the gospel. Great! But a question beckons, one that must be answered: what, exactly, does the gospel now do in your life? The message of Christ crucified for us is no minimalistic phenomenon. You cannot box it up. You cannot rein it in. If you believe it, it will conquer and consume you. Plant it in fertile soil, and you will reap a harvest of spiritual transformation and ethical conviction. You are saved for intimate fellowship with Christ; you are saved to boldly—publicly—testify to his glory. But how does this work? How can...

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4 Things It’s Okay to Say When You’re Hurt

Vulnerability is never a black-and-white issue. Never. In every relationship, we are negotiating our space with each person. Should they be close? Should they be kept at a distance? Does the gospel dictate a certain distance—a certain pace of growth or healing—in response to hurtful patterns? After a conflict, have you ever said (or had someone say to you): “In the name of Christ, we must be reconciled.” “Don’t be divisive—let’s put this behind us.” “Does the unity of Christ mean anything to you?” ...

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Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel

They just don’t write books on cultural engagement the way they used to. Many works over the last decade searched for “gospel bridges” from the church to culture or scorched the culture for abandoning the values of the church. But with the specter of same-sex marriage hanging over the church the last few years, the message has changed. Yes, Western culture continues to move away from the church. The bigger problem, however, concerns how much the culture has already infiltrated the church. Russell Moore’s new book, Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the...

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