Reclaiming Forgiveness

The theology and practice of biblical forgiveness

In my writing, speaking and travelling, there is probably no topic that has generated more discussion, concern, and ‘aha’ moments than forgiveness.

Forgiveness is at, or near, the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

And yet, there is probably no Christian practice that is so misunderstood and misapplied.

This series is about reclaiming the theology and practice of biblical forgiveness. The hope is that you will receive a deeper, richer, and more enduring understanding of what it means to forgive others as God forgives.

You can click here for the first post in this series, "Reclaiming Forgiveness." You can click "NEXT" at the end of each post to go to the next one in order.

As an alternative, here are the episodes in the order in which they were presented – simply click on the title to go to the post:

1.  Reclaiming Forgiveness

2.  Confusing Love and Forgiveness

3.  Forgiveness Illustrated  

4.  Forgiveness Distorted

5.  The Therapy of Love

6.  Love is Active

7.  Destination of Forgiveness

8.  The Map of Forgiveness

9.  But what about ...?

10. 6 Relational Breaking Points

11. 4 Practices When Loving Hurts

12. Bold Love

13. R is for Change

14. 4 Dynamics of Repentance

15. Why Homologeo Matters

16. Why confess to God?

17. 7 Qualities of Genuine Confession

18. 4 Qualities of True Forgiveness

19. Two Responses to a Forgiveness Dilemma

20. When Forgiveness is Withheld

21. Restitution: What is it; Why it matters

22. 2 Questions About Restitution

23. The Truth About Resitution

24. I can't forgive myself

25. Why reconciliation is important to you

26. 5 Habits of Highly Forgiving People

27. Conversations Toward Discovery

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Photo credit: "The Return of the Prodigal Son" by Rembrandt (ca. 1669).