St Symeon…. brings me to tears at times. All too often we focus on the kingdom… forgetting humility or have a humility with the necessary authority.
It is being said in rumor and reported by some news outlets (both those who lean right and those who lean left) that the Trump administration removed pages from the White House website. Depending on the outlet and it’s readership, it may have been about removing disabilities, LGBTQ pages, climate change, or another thing entirely. […]
I have a small amount of experience with not having my guy, or girl, win the election. I am almost always for the other one…no not the one people recognize, but for the one most people have never heard of or dismiss as crazy. Such is life. I want to, using that experience, offer some […]
On 17 January 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave his farewell address. It is one of the most important since George Washington’s, including this line: Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we […]
This is going to be huge. The Dictionary of Christianity and Science provides, in one volume, entries on over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, movements, and debates at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary science. In addition, because certain topics such as the age of the Earth and the historicity of Adam and Eve […]
Fletcher, one of the Methodist Fathers, gives an analogy (portrayed as dialogue between a Neighbor and a Believer) and then clarifies, that doctrine – as contained in public confessions — is an important and vital aspect of the Christian faith. We pick up the conversation as the Neighbor is mentioning that he has a pastor […]
For those of you not familiar with the Non-Jurors, see here, here, and here. If we place Wesley within this context, it becomes a different take on their evangelical and “paleo-orthodoxy.” The Wesleys, much like modern Wesleyan Theologian, Thomas Oden, sought no innovation in doctrine, but only to hold to what was once delivered. They […]
I wonder…can’t we allow the religions to speak for themselves? Or must we insist on what makes is able to tolerate them?
An impartial observer would note that the UMC is in steep decline — all of the mainline denominations are (unless you count the SBC, which is only in moderate decline). However, there is emerging a new mainline — of Catholic and Pentecostals, if not Anglicans. And there is a reason for that. In two recent […]
The nephilim have always been fascinating to me. I think it is one of the more interesting and fun parts of scripture to explore, though certainly not a foundation of faith by any means. I revisit thinking on them often as I find them to be one of the points where tradition, science, mystery, and […]