Religious Repentance vs Gospel Repentance

"Religious Repentance vs. Gospel Repentance" An excerpt from Dr. Tim Keller on the distinction between religious repentance vs gospel repentance. Enjoy! _________________________________________ In religion we are sorry for sin only because of its consequences for us. Sin will bring us punishment—and we want to avoid that, so we repent. The gospel tells us that as … Continue reading Religious Repentance vs Gospel Repentance

Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing

I began reading Keller's Counterfeit Gods over the weekend. In a word, profound. Another word, convicting. And still another couple words, gloriously hopeful. The book is about idolatry. In the first chapter, Keller defines idolatry by alluding to comments on American culture penned by Alexis de Tocqueville, who in the 1830s said that there "is … Continue reading Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing

Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 1 (Reason for Being/Mission)

Creekstone's reason for being, or mission, is simple and focused: Creekstone Church exists to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of the gospel. Our mission is focused on the gospel because it is the grace of God that is the power that reconciles people to God and motivates and empowers the … Continue reading Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 1 (Reason for Being/Mission)