All around, Dr Ryan Nicholas Danker (honestly, his middle name is fore-telling) is one of the more profound thinkers in American Methodism. As required, he is a creedal Christian charism’d with Wesleyan theology.
The Church as a secular institution is dead. There is nothing provided by the modern American Church (i.e., mainline) that is not provided by some other group or organization. This is, partially, why we are seeing the fall off in attendance. Why come to a place that you really receive nothing (different)? A recent study […]
I love this tune. It’s another Irish melody — all the best things come from Ireland. This one is a bit fast for me. This one is more my speed as it allows (for me) to get the music down deep (if that makes sense)
Reading in Oden in the wake of his passing… In the weakness of their waning ideologies, secular chauvinists have focused obsessively on how Christian teaching has changed over the years. They cannot get enough of the differences between Christians of various historical periods, gloating over these differences as if they were decisive. These chauvinists report […]
Tom Oden has passed. His loss will be felt by the grater Wesleyan world as well as those in love with good theology.
As some of you know, I called the election right around the time Donald Trump, often-time Democrat, announced he was going to run as a Republican. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you’d see the occasional post noting Brexit trends as well as the Bradley Effect. I judged this based only on sociological and […]
I posted a quote from Auden on my FB earlier. I wanted to expand upon it and to separate “anxiety” from the clinical sense. from Auden, “The opposite of faith is not doubt, but anxiety.” –W. H. Auden From Moltmann, Of course the person who is forced into a tight corner becomes afraid, while hope […]