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The Key of Grace

After a dozen years, 600 weekly GraceNotes, and 100,000 words, old friends will ask...

Bill Knott
The Key of Grace

After a dozen years, 600 weekly GraceNotes, and perhaps 100,000 words, old friends will ask me, “Where do you find new things to say about grace?”

And I smile and tell them, “This is my lab, my practice room, where every week I think about the love that changed my life and brings me joy.”

What began as text messages to 60 friends now reaches hundreds of thousands—by email, podcast, Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, on major Christian radio networks, and yes, still by text. GraceNotes have moved to French and Arabic; friends translate and distribute them in Russian, Spanish—and who knows how many other languages?

Like the grace of Christ which inspired them, GraceNotes are “open source.” Use them, share them, forward them to friends, or send them halfway ‘round the world—these short meditations are meant to remind us all that “by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph 2:8, NRSV).

You can subscribe to GraceNotes at, or listen to the Audiogram version on the Facebook “GraceNotes” page:

Bill Knott is executive editor and director of Adventist Review Ministries.

Bill Knott