The blog tour for Sanctified by Grace wrapped up over the weekend. Here is a list of all the posts (most recent at the top). Thank you, bloggers, for participating in the tour and for giving our book such careful attention!
I still have some thoughts I would like to share about the ways I have used this text in undergraduate classrooms. But, you know, the semester-start is swamping me at the moment. Hopefully later this week I can set aside some time for that post.
Sanctified by Grace by Grace Blog Tour: Mortification (Mere Orthodoxy, 29 January 2016)
I needed to see more clearly that the mortification of sin in an individual believer’s life is something initiated by God in the Gospel and that our response to him is precisely that—a response. My friends who have been to seminary have a simple phrase for summing up what Webster is describing here: “The indicatives drive the imperatives.” Because you have been crucified with Christ (indicative) you are now free from the dominion of sin and need not go on doing the things (imperative) that would kill you if left unattended by the kindness of God.
Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of Christian Life (The Scriptorium Daily, 28 January 2016).
In one sense, the whole book’s about sanctification, about the growth in holiness culminating in perfect, eternal fellowship with the triune God and his people. But it’s much more comprehensive than that,covering all the major doctrinal loc…This is a helpful way to think through the various doctrinal loci without trying to say everything, and the lens of sanctification is timely.
Sanctified By Grace: A Theology of The Christian Life (Marturo, 27 January 2016) [I love Nate’s description of our approach with a musical metaphor! It works, and I am going to use it in the future. Thanks Nate!]
The book is, using a musical metaphor, “an account of the Christian life that explores the full scale of notes and harmonic richness from Christian dogmatics. Different doctrinal connection points represent different tones within a scale. Many accounts of the Christian life stick close to a single tonal center, perhaps only deviating to the octave or interval of a 5th above, giving minimal melodic or harmonic variation. Here, the full range of tones and harmonies are brought into play, weaving together a more interesting melodic result.”
Sanctified by Grace Blog Tour: Election (Mere Orthodoxy, 26 January 2016)
Book Review: Sanctified by Grace (Out of Bounds, 25 January 2016)
What Am I Reading? “Sanctified By Grace” (Die Evangelischen Theologen, 20 January 2016)
Sanctified By Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life, A Book Review and Highlight of Suzanne MacDonald’s Doctrine of Election (The Evangelical Calvinist, 19 January 2016)
Sanctified by Grace – The Triune God (CWoznicki Think Out Loud, 19 January 2016)