“Accountability”

"Accountability" was all the rage during my college years at Pepperdine. A lot college students felt they needed to be a part of "accountability" groups to help them deal with various sins of commission or omission—from pornography addiction to a failure to pray enough. The idea at the time was that living out the faith […]

Freedom: Meet Jesus the Liberator

This Sunday, we begin a new message series on Galatians at NCCC. We entitled it, "Freedom: Meet Jesus the Liberator." My relationship with Galatians has always been tense. When I was a legalist, I didn't care for it much because it seemed "loosy goosy." It seemed to throw God's standards of holiness out the window. […]