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Grace Without Buts or Brakes

October 26, 2011

Tullian Tchividjian:

The truth, whether we admit it or not, is that grace scares us to death. It scares us primarily because it wrestles control and manageability out of our hands–introducing chaos and freedom. And so we find creative ways to qualify it. We speak and live with a “yes grace, but” tone. We’re afraid to simply let it be as drastically unsafe, unconditional, uncontrollable, unpredictable, and undomesticated as it truly is. Read more here.

Tullian also has a new book out called Jesus + Nothing = Everything. I have not read it yet, but I have read enough of Tullian’s stuff to know this will probably be a beneficial antidote to our tendency towards works righteousness.

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