If you’re unpacking forgiveness — and we all are in a broken world — then I highly recommend Colin Smith’s sermon, “When God Can’t Forgive.”
Colin Smith: When God Can’t Forgive Part 1
Colin Smith: When God Can’t Forgive Part 2
- His explanation of the relationship between forgiveness and reconciliation.
- How much repentance is needed for forgiveness to begin.
- The Calvin quote on repentance and the Christian life.
The Forgiveness Quiz – This will get you started thinking about forgiveness.
Didn’t Jesus Forgive Unconditionally on the Cross? – One of the first questions that comes up when we talk about the truth that Christians should not always forgive.
Others on Unconditional Forgiveness – This is a collection of quotes from others who interact with the subject of conditional forgiveness.
5 Problems With Unconditional Forgiveness – Numerous problems arise when we encourage cheap grace. Here are 5 examples
Should I confront an offender or just get over it? – What should be confronted? What should be let go? This post will help you work through the question of when to confront.
How can I stop thinking about it? – The “mental gerbil wheel” is one of the most difficult aspects of deep offenses.
How can I forgive myself? – This is another forgiveness question people often raise.
Chris Brauns Review of Totally Forgiving God by R.T. Kendall – Is it okay for Christians to forgive God. Some authors argue there are times it is appropriate. In this review for The Gospel Coalition I interact with R.T. Kendall’s book.