Apr 16 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: The cross is not incidental to Christ’s mission

Last December, in these two blog posts, here and here, I wrote a response to Jason Micheli, a popular fellow United Methodist pastor and blogger, who argued in a series of posts that Christmas doesn’t need the cross: the purpose of the Incarnation was not in order to save us, and even if humanity had never fallen into sin, God […]

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Apr 16 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: Lewis: “The diagram of Love Himself”

C.S. Lewis on the love revealed in Christ’s death on the cross: God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing… the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the nails driven […]

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Apr 16 2014

John Meunier: Jesus in the Old Testament

They did not destroy the peoples    as the Lord had commanded them,but they mingled with the nations    and adopted their customs. (Psalm 106: 34-35, NIV) I remember the day I was sitting in a Bible study and someone said God would never command the destruction of entire towns. The person was objecting to the Jericho story in Joshua. The argument boiled down […]

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Apr 16 2014

ponderings: Pray

Original post at http://jasoncstanley.com/2014/04/16/pray/

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Apr 16 2014

Commmonplace Holiness blog: Charles Wesley: “O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done?”

This is one of my favorite of Charles Wesley’s hymns about the Cross — though I discover many congregations have never heard it and never sung it. 1. O Love divine, what has thou done! The immortal God hath died…

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Apr 16 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Looking back on a couple ‘firsts’

Mission Intern Andrew Millman looks back at the ‘firsts’ in his life and realizes human suffering.

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