“This book was born twenty-five years ago on a very bad night. As a young Christian (I converted at nineteen) I struggled greatly with the sin that was all too noticeable in my life. Some of my teachers at the time believed in the “victorious Christian life” theology. Victory over sin was mine, they taught, if I would just walk by the Spirit, if I would just “let go and let God.” I tried, with all the faith I could muster, to do just that. It didn’t seem to work. However I tried to “let go,” I found myself just as much a prisoner of selfishness and lust as I was before. One night—the bad night—I confessed this frankly to one of our leaders and asked for help. His answer changed my life.”
Thus begins the introduction to Righteous Sinners by Gutenberg tutor Ron Julian. Originally published in 1998 by NavPress, Righteous Sinners is now available as an e-book from Gutenberg College Press at Amazon.com.
J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College, commends the book: “Biblically exact and pastorally profound, this book is a gem!”
Paperback copies of the original book are also available from Gutenberg College.
All the articles printed in 2014 in our monthly News & Views newsletter are now available in the Articles section. There you will find a list of all our articles, or you can search by author or topic.
All the articles printed in 2013 in our monthly News & Views newsletter are now available in the Articles section. There you will find a list of all our articles, or you can search by author or topic.
- In “Truth Detectors,” Chris Swanson proposes that people are born truth-detectors and that they are very good at it.
- In “The Future of Higher Education,” David Crabtree describes the upheaval in higher education and speculates on its future.
- In “Dismissed,” Ron Julian responds to the growing cultural trend of dismissing Christians and their beliefs as irrational and bigoted.
- In “Not All Great Books Colleges Are Alike,” Charley Dewberry describes what distinguishes Gutenberg College’s education from other “great books” colleges.
- In “Common Sense for a Postmodern Age,” Gilmore Greco discusses the nature of knowledge and the project of philosopher Thomas Reid.
- In “Against Fictions,” Ron Julian encourages Gutenberg graduates to commit themselves to fighting what is false. (From a talk given to Gutenberg’s 2013 graduating class.)
- In “Three Disciplines of Dialogue,” Becca Manley, Madelaine Wheeler, and Samuel Weisse discuss three disciplines of dialog that the class of 2013 came to value during their four years together.
- In “Clues of Religious Commitment,” Jack Crabtree describes behaviors that indicate a person’s religious (rather than intellectual) commitment to beliefs.
- In “Return to Rome,” Tim McIntosh notes similarities between modern America and first-century Rome where the Christian movement thrived.
- In “The True Story of Christmas,” Jack Crabtree tells the Christmas story as the Bible, rather than traditional Christianity, presents it.