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Covenant, Law and God's Faithfulness

In this essay, Dr. Gary Deddo addresses various issues related to God's covenant with humanity, including the distinctions between the old covenant and the new covenant. 

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The Church and Its Ministry

In this essay, Dr. Gary Deddo shows how incarnational Trinitarian theology informs our understanding of the church and its practice of ministry. For additional information related to this topic, here are links to two other essays by Dr. Deddo: Clarifying Our Theological Vision and Covenant, Law and God's Faithfulness.

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Gary W. Deddo
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Clarifying Our Theological Vision

This essay by Dr. Gary Deddo (with an introduction from Dr. Joseph Tkach) clarifies key concepts of the incarnational Trinitarian theology embraced by Grace Communion International (GCI). For additional information related to this topic, here are links to three other essays by Dr.

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Don’t Cry for Jesus

“Don’t Cry for Jesus” was one of the most memorable sermons I have ever heard. It was given by Dr. Lewis Smedes (1921-2002) at a Fuller Seminary chapel service. I was there as a student during Holy Week in hopes of being better prepared to fully appreciate Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. My prayers were answered that day. I heard a message that has stuck with me ever since.

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Scripture: God's Gift - Part 2

The Christian church down through the ages has always regarded the Bible as indispensable for its worship, devotion and life. Its very existence is bound up with the Bible. The church would not be what it is without it. Holy Scripture is part of the air it breathes and the food it eats.

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The Christian Life and Our Participation in Christ’s Continuing Ministry

The nature and obligations of the Christian life have received increased emphasis in recent years, especially within evangelical branches of the church in North America, whether within mainline denominations, historically evangelical denominations or independent churches. This emphasis in itself is not problematic and could be an indicator of a growing awareness that being Christian requires a living coherence of piety and practice, faith and obedience, private devotion and public witness, personal holiness and social righteousness.

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Grace and Obedience

Even after centuries of debate, Christians still have not settled on how best to speak about the connection between faith in God’s grace and obedience. Biblically grounded Christian teachers recognize that salvation is God’s work and that it is received by faith. They also recognize that the resulting life with Christ involves obedience. The problem arises in how to affirm the one without denying (or severely qualifying) the other. The challenge is avoiding either lawlessness (antinomianism) or works-righteousness.

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Answering Questions About Our Theology

The label, “Incarnational Trinitarian theology” is descriptive rather than prescriptive for our doctrinal statements. Our critics sometimes want to label our theological perspective as Barthian or Torrancian or whatever. But at best, such labels are only partially descriptive. Any similarities are definitely not prescriptive.

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