The commission

The other day, a phrase was used that was new to me and it got me to thinking again. The phrase was “passive evangelism.” The basic idea being that so […]

I know… some of you are going to mount a defense against this… apologetics. The rational defense of Christian faith. Historically, apologetic arguments of various types have been given: philosophical […]

Some of you ultra-protestant, almost anti-Reformation free churcher types, are going to bristle: As martyrs fell, these public cemeteries became the repositories of holy relics. The bodies of Saints Peter […]

This is in relationship to imago Dei. I’m not convinced that total or even a heavily leaning individualism, either in secular or sectarianism, is beneficial to human flourishing. The image […]

The Character of a Methodist

If you have spent any time speaking with a United Methodist about theology, this has come up. Often it is used as a defense of having ideas outside the stated […]

Last night, I got into a discussion via twitter with someone who seems to think SSM exclusion is part and parcel with Christology, Creation, and Ecclesiology — the Creed. Indeed, […]

I started this post when orthopraxy and orthodoxy was the topic of the United Methodist blogosphere. The topic may be muted now, but I wanted to put this out there, […]