God’s compassion needs to be experienced and expressed: experienced by us as his people and expressed to the people around us.
Aaron Perry ~ Desire and Duty in Everyday Life: The Narrative of Ethics
“There is membership not in what is owed to ourselves, but in what is owed to Christ because we are now in him.”
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Terrible Precipice of Knowing: Black Holes, Enlightenment, and the Divine
There is a moment you stand on the brink, or the brink stands on you. The inexorable draw pulls you in, like gravity, like…
Priscilla Hammond ~ Remembering: Weigh Well and Consider
Before people used Enneagram types or extroversion temperaments to describe themselves, personalities were described using ancient medical terms: sanguine, melancholy, phlegmatic, and choleric. Maybe…
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Courage to Be: Conferencing and the Kingdom of God
While United Methodists spend a great deal of time, money, and energy attempting to shape potential outcomes of the specially called 2019 General Conference…
Omar Al-Rikabi ~ The Stuff of Life
Note from the Editor: Enjoy this...fascinating sermon from Rev. Omar Al-Rikabi. In a first for Wesleyan Accent, we recommend listening for ages 13 and…
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Dear Millenials, I Was You Once
Dear Millenials, I was you once. People wanted to know what I thought. They wanted to know what I wanted to buy. They wanted…
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Narrative of Evil
We are not at the mercy of terrorists. They are at our mercy as we live in flesh and blood and bone the loving mercy of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel-God-With-Us, who was and is and is to come. As the orange-suited martyrs cried to Jesus on their sandy beach deathbeds, evil crumpled. They have no power over Jesus Christ, they have no power over the world to come, they have no power over your soul.
Kevin Murriel ~ Pressing through the Pain
Note: Today as we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and the state of our church and our nation today, we revisit these…
Edgar Bazan ~ Shalom and the Character of the Kingdom of God
Our concept of peace is basically the absence of trouble, whereas Shalom means everything which contributes to the wellness of people’s lives.