404 Romans | Tony J. Alicea

What Does It Mean To Find Your Identity In Christ?

i∙den∙ti∙ty [ahy-den-ti-tee] the state or fact of remaining the same one, as under varying aspects or conditions Who am I? It’s a question that has been asked since the beginning of time. Traditionally, we’ve found the answer in one place…what we do. If I write, then I’m a writer. If I work in an office, […]

Stop Blaming The Holy Spirit For Your Conviction

My first job was in a grocery store. I was a bagger for a couple of years before I was promoted to the meat department. This is where I encountered my first jerk of a boss. He was a perfectionist in every sense of the word. Every shelf had to be stocked fully and perfectly. […]

Our Story Is Not Our Identity

This is a guest post by Chris Lautsbaugh. If you are interested in guest posting, you can find out more about it here. Our family has recently completed a journey to adopt and immigrate our son from South Africa. This process took over four years and included custody, name changes, countless documents, and finally culminated […]

How My Heritage Helped Me Understand My Righteousness

I am a third-generation Puerto Rican, born in New York. I would consider myself a New Yorican if it weren’t for the fact that I moved away when I was 3 years old. Most days I feel proud of my heritage. Other days I feel like an all-American gringo. My parents divorced when I was […]

Conditional Grace

I am POTSC. It feels good to say that. Sometimes I even get a little twinge of pride when I wear my wristband. I am a radical grace giver!

People of the Second Chance is a fantastic organization led by Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite. Their goal is to give a voice to a scandalous awakening of radical grace in life and leadership. Their 3 core principles are to 1) Give a second chance 2) Receive a second chance 3) Be a second chance.

Write What You Know

When I first started this blog I debated on what I would write about. I brewed over ideas as I started the process by registering my domain name, purchasing hosting, installing Wordpress, importing a template and I finally put the site online. I imported my previous blogs and random writings that I had laying around.

Punishment vs Consequence

We love to quote Romans 8:1. It’s a great verse. It feels good to quote it to others who are discouraged. It gets thrown around a lot. But what does it really mean?