Law Gospel A Theology for Sinners and Saints There s a big difference between judgment and love obligation and freedom a wage and a gift The difference characterizes an extraordinary amount of our day to day experience often dividing fear fro

  • Title: Law & Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints)
  • Author: William McDavid
  • ISBN: 9780990792727
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • There s a big difference between judgment and love, obligation and freedom, a wage and a gift The difference characterizes an extraordinary amount of our day to day experience, often dividing fear from hope, and death from life At the heart of Christianity lies a similar and related dynamic between the Law and the Gospel Far from being a reductive or antiquated distincThere s a big difference between judgment and love, obligation and freedom, a wage and a gift The difference characterizes an extraordinary amount of our day to day experience, often dividing fear from hope, and death from life At the heart of Christianity lies a similar and related dynamic between the Law and the Gospel Far from being a reductive or antiquated distinction, understanding where one ends and the other begins allows a person to see both the Bible and themselves indeed, the whole world in a fresh and enlivening way Written with the non theologian in mind, this short volume unpacks the good news of God s grace with practicality, humor, and a whole lot of heart.

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    About "William McDavid"

    1. William McDavid

      McDavid grew up in Central Georgia, studied religion and economics at the University of Virginia, and has been has been employed by Mockingbird ministries since then His interests include medieval theology, local delicatessens, and the outdoors In 2012, Will edited the book length Grace in Addiction and in 2013, he edited PZ s Panopticon Will currently oversees Mockingbird s publications and is hard at work on an ungodly number of projects, including the forthcoming These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty He is the author of Eden and Afterward A Mockingbird Guide to Genesis His favorite books are Augustine s On the Trinity and Whit Stillman s The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards.

    622 thoughts on “Law & Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints)”

    1. The Radical/Contemporary Grace Movement has connections to Radical Two Kingdom theology, especially in the (often denied) heavy reliance on Luther's distinction between Law and Gospel. I counted 17 references to Luther or Lutheran theology (pp. 14, 20, 33, 34, 48n23, 97, 62, 66, 67n35, 71, 74, 82, 85, 90, 97), and one reference to Calvin (p. 67n35). This reference brings up Calvin's "third use of the law" only to dismiss it. What the authors conveniently ignore is the fact that Calvin calls the [...]


    2. “Just as any honest religion must confront the fact of our death head-on, any honest religion must also address precisely that child, the true self behind the hardened armor of self-justification and adaptation and calculation and coping and control. We may have the illusion of moral self-mastery when Moses tells us not to murder, but what about when Jesus says we’ll be liable to hell-fire for insulting someone?”Were someone to ask me for the simple summation of my theological underpinning [...]


    3. Short and very sweetI could have been spared many detours and painful times if I had read something like this years ago. Without pretense. Straight to the point.



    4. Law Gospel is a new book by Mockingbird Ministries. I posted a link to an excerpt on my website about a month ago. At that time I mentioned that I was excited to get a copy to review. I’m glad that I did. This small book is an outstanding treatise on the different roles that both the Law and the Gospel play in our lives. There wasn’t much that I didn’t like about this book. The parts that I didn’t care for were due more to me wanting the authors to dive deeper into certain ideas; specifi [...]


    5. On February 20, 2010 a major shift occurred in my life. The pastor of my church read Galatians 5:20-21 which says “Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” I sat in the front of the church and wept. I think that was the day that I began to understand the difference between Law and Gospel. If you have [...]


    6. I confess I had to read through this short book twice before it 'clicked' with me, but I'm glad I did. For some time now, I've benefited from the Mockingbird blog, their magazine, and their devotional, so I was interested in this book when it was published recently. It's a great, short overview of the primary theme of all their work, the distinction between the Law (which is good, but serves only to reveal our sin, not as the path to restoration with God) and the Gospel (the path to that restora [...]


    7. Lutheran in its theology, the core of what they're trying to say is correct. But often times they say it in such a way that almost undermines their arguments. It's could be that their writing isn't very good or that they need a better editor. Overall there are other books and authors who do what they are trying to do and do it much better. If I had to recommend someone a book on the tension between law and gospel then I would simply send them to jerry bridges.


    8. Apart from its fairly reductionistic nature and lack of nuance for the task of biblical theology (which isn't its goal anyway), the strength of this book is in its personal and psychological character, affirming the good news of God's rescue plan for humanity. Pick it up if you're feeling burnt-out, washed-up, or generally overwhelmed by the pressures of everyday life.


    9. Good Summary I read this on the advise of my pastor after reading Paul Zahl's Grace in Practice. This book is a concise and well written articulation of what I've been reading and my pastor has been preaching. I found it incredibly helpful.


    10. Good but not great. Great subject matter but not my preferred style to communicate such things. Personal preference issues.


    11. Excellent! I keep it handy and regularly re-read sections of it. Short enough for anyone to get through, and wonderful to share for that reason in addition to its content.


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