Grace Transforms Everything

from Oct 15, 2010 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Sean Michael Lucas notes that in his town a church just went through a rebranding effort “as part of their relocation to a new building in a different section of town. Their logo and signage are beautiful and well conceived. One sees their stickers on cars everywhere. And their tagline is memorable: ‘Faith changes everything.’” While on one hand he is inclined to agree with this statement, on the other hand he wonders if it wouldn’t be better to speak of grace.

Over against the moralism that is characteristic of so many evangelical churches, I’d suggest that the truly distinctive message we have as the church is this message of God’s grace that ‘makes beauty out of ugly things’ — indeed, grace transforms everything.”

Read more in his article “Grace Transforms Everything,” drawn from the October issue of Tabletalk.