Morgan Guyton

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Name: Morgan Guyton
Date registered: March 3, 2012
URL: http://morganguyton.wordpress.com

Latest posts

  1. Mercy Not Sacrifice: How I would say what Victoria Osteen said differently — September 2, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Grace vs. niceness in interracial dialogue — August 31, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Teach us to want: the quest to transcend evangelical moralism — August 25, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Could you listen to an angry black Jesus? — August 20, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Why I refuse to shame people for social media silence — August 17, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Mercy not Sacrifice: Should we preach to uplift or convict? — 2 comments
  2. Mercy not Sacrifice: In defense of the “so-called” Wesleyan quadrilateral and the experiential breath of God — 2 comments
  3. Mercy not Sacrifice: What does the blood of Jesus actually do? — 2 comments
  4. Mercy not Sacrifice: Martha Mullen, a Christian Antigone — 2 comments
  5. Mercy not Sacrifice: Immigration: a litmus test for the American evangelical gospel — 2 comments

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Sep 02 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: How I would say what Victoria Osteen said differently

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/RYZnpViXcW4/


In a video clip that has been making the rounds on social media, prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen’s wife Victoria goes on a rant about worship that has gotten many Christians up in arms. She said that worship is about making us happy more than it’s about pleasing God. While I would say what Victoria [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/09/how-i-would-say-what-victoria-osteen-said-differently/

Aug 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Grace vs. niceness in interracial dialogue

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/Dx4FyHMB08g/


I wanted to ponder the difference between grace and niceness in difficult online conversations, particularly the discussions of race that have sprung up in response to the crisis in Ferguson, MO. Please do not read this as an analysis of any particular conversation that has occurred. It is meant to be a completely generic, hypothetical [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/grace-vs-niceness-in-interracial-dialogue/

Aug 25 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Teach us to want: the quest to transcend evangelical moralism

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/ShN4d-w8sAE/


“I was beginning to confidently believe that the only way of discerning what God wanted me to do was, in every case, to find the path that seemed least desirable and most difficult.” These words, from Jen Pollock Michel’s Teach Us To Want, capture the curse of evangelical moralism, the assumption that the only way [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/teach-us-to-want-the-quest-to-transcend-evangelical-moralism/

Aug 20 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Could you listen to an angry black Jesus?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/885o9oYV6A4/


I know. He doesn’t look all that angry. There just aren’t any good angry black Jesus photos available on the internet. But the real Jesus in the Bible gets angry a lot more than most Christians really feel comfortable acknowledging. And he definitely wasn’t white, physically or culturally. We generally gloss over things Jesus says [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/could-you-listen-to-an-angry-black-jesus/

Aug 17 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Why I refuse to shame people for social media silence

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/BcYcsaCVfJc/


A few days ago, a friend of mine expressed disappointment that a preacher many of us follow had not written anything about the situation in Ferguson in social media since he’s in Missouri. This particular preacher had counseled me a few weeks before to be “contemplative” instead of “reactive” in my activism. I’m not sure [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/why-i-refuse-to-shame-people-for-social-media-silence/

Aug 13 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Our gated communities and the black bogeyman that haunts us

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/FNGW0S_L5jM/


I decided to take a picture of the most violent thing I’ve seen so far in New Orleans. Maybe that sounds silly to you. How can a sign in front of a peaceful gated community filled with ten million dollar homes far away from the tear gas street battles taking place tonight in Ferguson, Missouri [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/our-gated-communities-and-the-black-bogeyman-that-haunts-us/

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