Old vs New Legalism

Labelling people legalists might make pharisees of us all

There is a term that is, ironically, somewhat liberally thrown around Evangelical circles: legalism. Rarely, I think, do people actually use it correctly. Many seem

Make this your general rule of thumb when binding the conscience of others

You don’t have to be around Christians very long before you hear someone saying, ‘do you really think you should be doing that?’ or, perhaps

Our God doesn’t want us to make ourselves ill to please him, does he?

Monday marked the start of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim friends. This is the month in which Muslims fast each

The gnosticism of legalism

When legalism rears its head, gnosticism is usually lurking around somewhere. There is a strong dualistic tendency that very often paints ‘spiritual’ things as good

What’s to be done? Potentially, nothing else.

We have a tendency to expect the church to fix every possible problem. We can rightly identify things that are less than excellent in the

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