This summer, Dr. Maxie Dunnam released a new devotional resource he developed while at home during the initial wave of coronavirus shutdowns. Saints Alive!…
The Startling Poetry of Madeleine L’Engle
It is startling to encounter words that easily puncture what troubles us, in a moment aching for the holy iconoclasm of the poetry of Madeleine L’Engle.
Kevin Watson ~ Review – John Wesley: Optimist of Grace
Henry H. Knight III’s John Wesley: Optimist of Grace is a book I would like to get into the hands of as many Wesleyan Methodist pastors…
Jeremy Steele ~ When You Don’t Know What to Pray: A New Resource
The book is called ”The Book of Everyday Prayer,” and it’s for everyone who, like me, needs more than what comes off the top of their head.
Fiction in the Pulpit: Preachers’ Favorite Books
Following our series of posts exploring theology and literature – from Steinbeck and the prophet Jeremiah to Jane Eyre, Jane Austen and John Wesley to the poetry of Mary Oliver – we asked several pastors and preachers from various Wesleyan/Methodist denominations what works of fiction have had the biggest impact on them personally.
Wesleyan Accent ~ Excerpt: The Sound of Revival
As much now as ever, there is an urgent need for the clarion call of biblically sound, prophetic preaching.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Good Reads
If your soul and mind need quieted and fed at the bird feeder before flying off into the storm again, here are a few good reads from around the online meadow. Maybe one of them will sustain you in flight. Sparrows aren’t forgotten, no matter what tasks on your to-do list regularly slip your mind.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ When Preachers Read
If all you read is Tweets and football scores, your perspective will be limited.
Kevin Murriel ~ A Conversation about “Breaking the Color Barrier”
I contend that when people come together without anger and with love and “life together” as the end goal, churches will be healthier and people will find that they have more in common.
Claire Matheny ~ Review: A Circle of Quiet
It was the interspersed passages about faith that made us take the most notice. It was amusing to think of her doubting the institution of the church, even as she led her local parish’s feeble choir. It was comforting to hear her criticism of Christians and still count herself among them. It was beautiful to hear her wax on about children’s literature, sensing the deep respect she has for the early years. She unwraps her own faith to show its vulnerability.