Tag Archive | grace

A Cure for Legalism: The Gift of Incapability

Is grace just a cruel joke? For those of us from fundamentalistic or spiritually-abusive backgrounds, obedience to God’s commands can feel like a painful impossibility. Our old way of trying to obey God’s commands didn’t work, and we haven’t figured out a new way to please him. How do we reconcile the grace of God […]

The Bay of Legalis: A Parable

The chaplain wore dark glasses.  He jumped off the ship, his hands full of chains and the chains attached to caskets and in each casket a living human being—100 in all—men, women, and children. On every casket shone a crooked cross. He jumped with a grin on his face and the sun shining and the scent […]