Christian Liberty

October 2021 Recommended Reading

​In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of Christian liberty and Christian conscience. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that, hopefully, readers of this issue of Theology for...

How Reliable Is Your Conscience

​Martin Luther believed that maintaining a good conscience was worth going to prison for and even dying for. That great Reformer discovered in the Bible that God justifies sinners by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The Roman Catholic Church...

To Vax or Not to Vax? The Place of Conscience in the Christian Life

​The Apostle Paul reminds the saints at Ephesus that they are at war. And not only at war, but a spiritual one; such that even as we conduct life physically in this body, we engage in this battle which is spiritual. And not only are we in a spiritual battle, we’re...
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Conscience

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Conscience

​What happens if your finger accidentally touches an extremely hot object, like a stove or a dish that just came out of the oven? If your nervous system is functioning correctly, then you would reflexively pull back your hand to avoid more pain and harm. Your nervous...

Sing to the Lord: Why Music Matters

Sing to the Lord: Why Music Matters

Does music matter? Imagine the Lord of the Rings movies without the score. The epic journey the film captures so well, evaporates without the music. We want people to show up for the entire worship service and not just pop in when the sermon starts. We want them to...

Christian, What Are You Watching?

Christian, What Are You Watching?

​Consider a day in the life of a typical American adult. The waking moments begin with the radio alarm reporting weather, traffic, and headlines. Breakfast is gulped down with a side of business news and features from the morning newspaper. Then the commute to work,...

How Theological Triage Enhances Christian Liberty

How Theological Triage Enhances Christian Liberty

The Great Schism occurred on July 16, 1054. It permanently alienated the Eastern Orthodox Churches from the western Roman Catholic Church. What were the issues? Sadly, they were trivial—whether to use leaven or unleavened bread at the Lord’s Supper, whether pastors...

Christian Liberty and The Freedom Liberty of Conscience

Christian Liberty and The Freedom Liberty of Conscience

​What is Christian liberty? What does it mean to have liberty of conscience? How do we honor God in these particular areas? I find this topic to be one of the most undeveloped areas in the minds of Christians. It seems to be a constant flash point in many...

Learning from Job How to Raise Kids in the Modern World

Learning from Job How to Raise Kids in the Modern World

Sometimes the best way to learn how to live in our modern age is to travel back several millennia. Because there truly is nothing new under the sun. And because the convenience of a church on every corner and family-friendly legislation is almost a historical anomaly...