Exploring the question that gave me permission to dream.

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The Dreamer In Me Came Alive


Practical and profound wisdom from a Chinese parable

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Only God Knows


To focus on the fruit of faith is to put the cart before the horse. If there is a lack of fruit, the problem usually is with the root.

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Am I really saved by grace alone through faith alone?


Does James contradict Paul? When we dig beneath the surface, we discover they actually complement each other. One emphasizes the priority of faith while the other highlights the proof of faith.

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Am I really saved by grace alone through faith alone?


Does James contradict Paul? What role do “works” play in the Christian life? Is there a simple way to explain how faith and fruit are interconnected?

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A Controversial Discovery


Pursuit of the high ground may be an advisable strategy in conventional warfare. But in every other context, that tactic can be disastrous. Let’s explore what could change if you took the low ground.

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As we wrap up a four-part series called Taking the Low Ground from Luke 18:9–14, we will explore four points of application, unravel the mystery of Moe Harkless, and engage with six discussion questions.

Ready? Let’s go!

1) I can be honest about my moral condition.

2) I don’t have to win.


In today’s post, we learn what it means to let go of spiritual and moral pretense and be “the sinner.” Not just “a” sinner but the specific, real, non-theoretical transgressor who, with no excuses, confesses his/her need for mercy.

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Today is the third of four articles in our series, Taking the Low Ground.

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The Tax Collector’s Prayer


Pursuit of the high ground may be an advisable strategy in conventional warfare. But in every other context, that tactic can be disastrous. Let’s explore what could change if you took the low ground.

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For part 2 of Taking the Low Ground, we wade into the parable Jesus told in Luke 18:9–14 about a Pharisee and tax collector in the Temple. If you missed yesterday’s intro, check it out here.

The Audience


Pursuit of the high ground may be an advisable strategy in conventional warfare. But in every other context, that tactic can be disastrous. Let’s explore what could change if you took the low ground.

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought during the first week of July in 1863.


How a six-word prayer for personal revival can unleash grace all around you.

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A SIMPLE BUSINESSMAN

McKay Caston

I write for folks who are tired of moralistic religion and thirst for the scandalous grace of Jesus — www.gracefortheweary.com.

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