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

The advance of the new legalism

I have previously commented that we have a surprising problem with gospel freedom. More often than not, it isn’t what the Bible says that seems

The Pharisees will always be with us

The Pharisees never really went away. They will, much like the poor, always be with us. Many confuse pharisaism and legalism. For sure, the Pharisees

Rushing to label someone judgemental says more about your view of scripture than whether you are right

I have been concerned by the sheer number of discussions of late that appeal to judgementalism as a defence against any accusation. Anybody daring to

The burden of knowledge

My wife and I have rediscovered Scrubs on Amazon Fire. We haven’t watched it for a while – probably since the days it was endlessly

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