A Tale of Two Responses: Worldly Grief and Godly Grief

Not long ago my husband and I had a weekend that would make for great reading in parenting books. Multiple children required discipline for sinning against someone else, but the contrasting responses from two of our children in particular clearly displayed biblical truth. One child faced the consequences of speaking unkind words and name-calling: When…

A Tale of Two Responses: Worldy Grief vs. Godly Grief

Not long ago my husband and I had a weekend that would make for great reading in parenting books. Multiple children required discipline for sinning against someone else, but the contrasting responses from two of our children in particular clearly displayed biblical truth. The weekend looked like this: One child faced the consequences of speaking…

Calvin, Faith, & Repentance

Soteriology refers to the doctrine of salvation. Under this particular theological category, one finds a number of topics. For instance, the doctrine of conversion falls here. Then, under the doctrine of conversion, one finds discussions of faith and repentance. Often these two elements (faith and repentance) are discussed as two sides of the one coin…