Entries by Yancey Arrington

The Unforgivable Sin

Are there things we can do that God can’t forgive? Is there an “unforgivable” sin? What does it mean to blaspheme the Spirit? These questions usually arise after reading Matthew 12:22-32, Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to [Jesus], and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. […]

The Parent as Primary Disciplemaker

At every park and backyard in America, parents mill around jungle gyms, monkey bars, and swing sets in order to keep an eye on their kids at the playground. But, invariably, accidents happen and kids get hurt. Maybe one skins his knee on the ground, bumps heads with another child, or has some other misadventure. […]

Sin and Playing the ‘Don’t Judge’ Card

Don’t judge others, Jesus didn’t judge others. It’s an easy statement to make – ubiquitous on social media.  Folk use it to defend politicians, athletes, celebrities, or anyone else’s behavior that the New Testament clearly defines as sin. The advantage being leveraged is the ignorance of Christians who don’t know what the Bible says about […]