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Legal Sweeping and Gracious Sprinkling in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress

After finding an old copy of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress in a thrift store for 25 cents, I had to add it to my summer reading. Here’s a beautiful passage depicting the effects of the law and the gospel on one’s heart. The image he uses is just so good that I don’t think […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Imputed Righteousness

I was recently forwarded a review for the provocative new book Can Christianity Cure Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?, wherein psychiatrist Ian Osborn claims that the doctrine of imputed righteousness can be a major help in overcoming mental illness. By “imputed righteousness,” he’s referring to the Protestant understanding  of a person being judged (by God) not according to […]