Repentance is sincere remorse or regret for an action. Theologically, repentance is associated with the idea of turning away from sin and turning to God.
James 4:7-10 gives what’s almost like a “how to” guide for repentance. It’s not exhaustive, but he says five things that are important to repentance.
1. Repentance involve submission to God
Repentance isn’t just about moralism. It’s about an actual desire for God.
It’s not “well I’ll just drink less” or “get control my temper better.” It’s not just “don’t do that,” but it’s a turning to God. It’s recognizing that God is greater than your sin, that he is better. That his ways are better. That turning from sin is turning to a better way. Continue reading “A Sinner’s Guide to Repentance”
I start graduate school this week. A little over three years ago, when I graduated from college, I always knew that I would be back. If you had asked me at the time, I probably wouldn’t have expected it to take three years. But things come up, and life never quite seems to go as we would have planned.
I’m very excited to be going to Trinity Evangelical Divinity Continue reading “The start of graduate school: a new chapter”
NPR ran a story a few weeks ago that I came across on the Richard Dawkins blog.
It talks about how more scholars within the theology community are acknowledging a disbelief that Adam and Eve were literally the first two human beings on earth given the vast evidence to the contrary within the Human Genome Project. Genetically, humans cannot all be related to two individual people; the scholars concede. Continue reading “The genetics challenge on Adam and Eve”