About james malcolm

James Malcolm, Ph.D., is a "working class" academic. He has published a book: Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity: Models from Luke-Acts (now out of print). He is a novelist and essayist first and college teacher second. Contact: jamesmalcolmrt@hotmail.com

Glowing and Growing or Sloppy Faith v. Legalistic Faith

I’m a radical believer in God’s radical grace. It gives me freedom. A critic could claim I advocate sloppy living. But then I could call the critic legalistic. How do we balance the two? Let’s do a Bible study to get some insight.

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“Don’t Judge!” A Misunderstood Biblical Command

I have often heard that imperative or command, and so have you (Matt. 7:1-5 and Luke 6:37-42). It’s supposed to end all debate. It seems at first glance to make Christianity beautiful, but for the thinking person, it falls into disrepute; how the imperative is thrown around seems unrealistic and foolish.

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