John Wesley, in Sermon 90, classifies three types of lies: malicious, harmless, and officious. In regards to the latter, he writes, Concerning officious lies, those that are spoken with a design to do good, there have been numerous controversies in the Christian Church. Abundance of writers, and those men of renown, for piety as well […]
Last night, by acclamation, the Western Jurisdiction elected as bishop a person who is unqualified according to the Book of Discipline (at least how many of us read it). It is directly against the wishes of General Conference and the remaining 98% of The United Methodist Church. Here are some responses I thought I’d share. […]
There is a spot in the Creed of 381 that came under discussion yesterday: For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, How you read that particular line may be influenced by your understanding of Election, or perhaps, your understanding of the Church v. World, wherein we who are saved are now […]
Come on… this is a hoot: Found here.
By now, most of you have read Scott’s post, chastising our United Methodist bishops. When the Western Jurisdiction by their authority, rather than the authority of The United Methodist Church, raise an ordained elder who is an avowed homosexual to the office of bishop, separation will happen. At this point, many will have no reason […]
How should Christians relate to their Bible? The primary locus or home of Scripture in Christianity is the liturgy, the church gathered for worship. Theologians write books about the Bible because it is proclaimed in the liturgy; the Bible is not proclaimed in the liturgy because theologians write books about it. Further, for Christians, the […]
found on FB.
Girard is a necessary read during this time. More so, because he understands the role founding myths play in the development of the people. I’m not going to wax on, but I want to encourage you to read this paragraph and savor it. It is interesting to note the relationship between order and truth in […]
I hear you can get a look at the first chapter at Zondervan. Discover a new understanding of Kierkegaard’s thought and his life, a story filled with romance, betrayal, humor, and riots. Kierkegaard, like Einstein and Freud, is one of those geniuses whose ideas permeate the culture and shape our world even when relatively few […]
William Burt Pope, 19th century Methodist Theologian, would write, Theology is a light shed upon all the universe; it is the glory of God’s creature, man. But this leads us to the eternal secret of our dignity. Our knowledge comes to us through One who is Man and also God; His incarnation in the fulness […]