Do you ever think about where your leadership is leading? Winston Churchill once commented that, “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Having…
Practicing Covenant Leadership: The Virtues of Christ
In our particular cultural moment, have you noticed a longing for values or traits that may seem absent in public life? Warren Bennis famously…
Michelle Bauer ~ Paying Attention to Poverty
Why might people who are poor be brokenhearted? God calls our actions and our attitudes to be right toward people with few resources.
Aaron Duvall ~ Good God: The Problem of Morality
“We actually get to see what a fully moral person looks like: it’s Jesus.”
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 Pain of Misalignment: God and the Disordered Body
“We are not only impoverished in love; our loves are disordered, out of alignment. We can attempt to cushion them as much as we want; only realigning misplaced joints will relieve the pain, though.”
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 ~ Silencing the Shame Machine: Our Call to Craft Peace
Recently, I heard a church leader describe the instinct to "drop Facebook napalm" in an online debate. What a great image. Our cultural currency…
Differently Abled in the Church: “Life Unworthy of Life” & the Kingdom of God
Jesus challenged the notion that there was something wrong with parents of a child who was different than other children, and Jesus challenged the notion that there was something to be avoided about a person who was born with a physical limitation.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Dismembered Body of Christ
Are we willing to present our bodies as a living sacrifice? To discover what it means to live in the freedom of holy sexuality? To fight for our cardiovascular health so we can continue to be Christ’s hands and feet to others? To step out in deep courage and faith and bear a child we may raise or may put in the care of someone else to raise when the pregnancy represented chaos or uncertainty or crisis? To swab the inside of a cheek so that we’re entered in a database of potential bone marrow donors?