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Shawn Lazar
Shawn is the author of several books and a staff writer with Free Grace International. He holds a BTh from McGill University and an MA from the Free University of Amsterdam. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, he now lives in Texas with his wife and three kids.

Shawn Lazar

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Shawn's work focuses on how God's grace in Christ affects and informs our daily lives. Join him in a thoughtful search to find insights about gracious living from God’s Word and other—sometimes surprising—places.

When Paul Grasped the Reality of the Body (Acts 9:1-5)

What kind of images comes to mind when you think of the church? Maybe you think of it as a building, a business, an employer, or an institution. Of course, three out of those four aren’t New Testament images (cf. Eph 2:21), and the fact that we think of the church in those ways (e.g., […]

The Old Error of Redefining Faith as Obedience

One of the most common ways of teaching salvation by works on the sly is to redefine faith to mean doing good works. That way, a preacher can claim to believe in “justification by faith apart from works,” but he really means that you’re justified by doing some works but not others. You might not […]

Speak Truth (Ephesians 4:25)

When was the last time you haggled over the price of something? There’s a famous street in Montreal called Saint Lawrence Boulevard. Here is how Mordecai Richler (1931­–2001) remembered it: “All day long, St. Lawrence Boulevard, or Main Street, is a frenzy of poor Jews, who gather there to buy groceries, furniture, clothing and meat. […]

Is Free Grace Compatible with Molinism?

Question Hi Shawn, Quick question. In my Free Grace walk, I have often been categorized as Arminian. I recently ran across a term I had not heard before: Molinism.  As I read an article on the topic, I liked what I read.  My question is this: is Free Grace theology in line with Molinism, or […]

Are Any Free Grace People Willing to Relocate to Oahu?

Do you know the difference between religion and faith? I’ve heard it explained using the life of Abraham. Abraham was a religious man living in a religious society filled with idols. His family were idol worshippers (Josh 24:2). Then one day, God spoke to him: The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, […]

Is Dead Faith a Fake Faith? (James 2:14) (Free Grace FAQ)

Question: Hi Shawn, how are you, brother? Happy New Year to you. Can you comment on this explanation of Pastor P—, a mega-church here in Manila?  Here is his answer when asked about James 2:14: “What’s the point of James? Genuine faith will have action. The faith of Abraham was genuine when he was in […]

Give to Help the Poor (2 Corinthians 8:1-6) (Principles of Grace Giving)

Christians should be known as great givers. But what causes should you be giving to? You should support local churches and other ministries in teaching and preaching the grace gospel. But where else should Christians focus their giving? The Apostle Paul was a church planter and a missionary. He’s best known for preaching the gospel […]

Be at Peace (Mark 9:50)

What would you do if you could follow Jesus for three years? How would you occupy your time if you could walk alongside the Messiah—alongside God incarnate? I’ll tell you what the disciples did—they argued! Specifically, they argued about who would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven: They came to Capernaum. When he was in […]

Is Listening to Secular Music a Sin?

Question: “I would really like to know: is listening to secular music (note: not satanic music like metal, etc...) a sin, and am I eternally damned for listening to it as a Christian?” Answer:Dear W—, There are a few layers to your question. First, you ask if a Christian can lose his or her salvation […]

Take Your Destructive Thinking Captive to Jesus

How is your thought life? What kinds of things do you think about, and what do you think about most? Do you ever spend time thinking about your faith? Are there areas of your thought life that you know are out of line with Christ? How important is it that you address those areas? Here’s […]

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