I try my best not to get drawn into the hot fire of the cultural moment. One of my great fears for our moment…
A veces parece que las personas que provienen de orígenes metodistas wesleyanos tienen una relación "a distancia" con la idea de la providencia. En…
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.
The path forward, then, is to remember the central teaching of the Trinity. It is not that God is male. It is that God is relational in God’s essence.
Theology matters; pastors and chaplains with robust appreciation for theology are well-positioned to engage.
These habits will help form a posture of communicating – of living – with gracious conviction. Most of them rely on humility in action; they show and shape perspective at the same time. They are habits learned as we follow Jesus around as his apprentices. They don’t always come easily; as we learn, we still fall short. But this is the Jesus way. We can’t do less – and by God’s grace, it will become easier.
Holiness must be derived from something holy in and of itself. Where God breaks in, there is holiness. We don’t strain and strive to become our version of holy – John Wesley tried that, it didn’t go well.
“Ours is an age of noise. We exchange our history for comforting lies of other gods. We exchange our worship for spectacles. We exchange true justice for parodies, imitations, mimicry. We fill our lives with noise. We silence the Word of the Lord.
But the Word comes nevertheless, not in an earthquake or fire or rushing wind, but in this man, Jesus the Christ.”
“We actually get to see what a fully moral person looks like: it’s Jesus.”
“There is membership not in what is owed to ourselves, but in what is owed to Christ because we are now in him.”