An epiphany is a moment of realization often experienced as a sudden, and perhaps surprising, insight. Earlier this month, Christians celebrated Epiphany, when the…
Tag: Prevenient Grace
Reacting to the Image of God: Wesley and Worth
I try my best not to get drawn into the hot fire of the cultural moment. One of my great fears for our moment…
Connecting in the Cloud of Witnesses
Churches around the world honor the “cloud of witnesses” who have gone before us – all those people who shaped, challenged, and carried us…
Epiphany: A Kaleidoscope of Mercy
We have traveled (less this year than others) through the days of Christmas feasting, arriving like the Magi at Epiphany. This is a blessing…
Plans and Power: Our Limits and God’s Goodness
“Plan your work and work your plan.” That phrase is great – in theory. Usually, it carries with it a practical application.…
Andy Stoddard ~ The Prevenient Grace of Mr. Rogers
Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian pastor, but I believe that actually he was a Methodist deep down inside. Why do I say that? I don’t know anyone who more fully lived out the concept of “prevenient grace.”
Andy Stoddard ~ From the Storm to the Shipwreck
“You are not yet who you will be.
You are still on a journey. Your trip is not complete. There is work left to do in your life. There is work that God still has to do with you and through you. As long as you are still breathing and living, God is still at work on you.”
Justus Hunter ~ Promising the Mystery of Wisdom
God fulfills his promises. We know this. But we often struggle to see how. Because the promises God makes and the promises we would like aren’t always the same. His wisdom is not ours.
Otis T. McMillan ~ Navigating Challenges: Trust, Act, and Expect
There is safety in being God-conscious at all times. Before decisions are made, seek the mind of God.
Brian Yeich ~ What Providence Looks Like
“Providence does not mean that we have no free will. God’s providence does not rule out human freedom. Providence is not opposed to cooperation with God. Providence does not mean we are off the hook or that we have no sense of responsibility when it comes to spiritual growth. Rather, we cooperate with God as we grow in our faith by practicing spiritual disciplines or the means of grace.”