‘You’re Only Human,’ with Kelly Kapic

Dr. Kelly Kapic discusses the value of limits with Matt, Alastair, and Derek.

We humans have a complicated relationship with our limits. We constantly push them; expand them; try to circumvent them. But limits are inherent to Creation. Why would God, who could have made the world in an instant, use a process instead? And what does this mean for our own process of sanctification, which we often want to be instantaneous? Matt, Derek, and Alastair jump into these questions with Dr. Kelly Kapic, the author of You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That’s Good News.

Links mentioned:

You’re Only Human, by Kelly Kapic

Dr. Kelly Kapic CV

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Why are limits so popular?
The Value of Finitude
Instant Sanctification?
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Circumventing Limits
Non-Contextual Time
What is the purpose of our limits?

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