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: Who are the weeds in God’s garden? (Matthew 13) — July 31, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: The only two sides of any human conflict for Christians who love their enemies — July 22, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: An enemy is someone whose story you haven’t heard — July 20, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: When children get in the way of our boundaries in Gaza and California — July 18, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: “Try me, O Lord, and test me” (a prayer for integrity, Psalm 26:2-3) — July 15, 2014

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

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Jul 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Who are the weeds in God’s garden? (Matthew 13)

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/2Kgo8lTUXRE/


This picture is a renegade chamomile plant that came up through a crack in our driveway last year in Virginia. It came to mind as I was contemplating a recent lectionary gospel reading on Jesus’ parable of the weeds from Matthew 13:24-30. We discussed it last Sunday night at our Wesley Foundation meeting and Monday [Read More...]

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Jul 22 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: The only two sides of any human conflict for Christians who love their enemies

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/OPxqGWwFPV8/


We live in a world that loves to draw lines between “us” and “them.” This line-drawing has grown very loud in recent days between supporters of the two sides in the Israel/Gaza conflict. Either it’s God’s chosen people vs. a degenerate race of terrorists or it’s the colonial racist imperialists vs. their oppressed victims. Both [Read More...]

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Jul 20 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: An enemy is someone whose story you haven’t heard

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/wmZr8bPnWqY/


A couple of weeks ago, Brian Zahnd preached a sermon on the healing of Naaman the Syrian commander by the Israelite prophet Elisha. He pointed out that Naaman was the head of an army that had been at war with the Israelites for years, so the analogy today would be if an Israelite prophet had [Read More...]

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Jul 18 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: When children get in the way of our boundaries in Gaza and California

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/CR56M0YMQXU/


Children get in the way. It’s what they do. My children get in my way all the time whenever I want to have a simple Gnostic life where I don’t have to acknowledge the physical world outside of my laptop. My youngest son is the worst. He’ll say things like “Daddy, I just want to [Read More...]

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Jul 15 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: “Try me, O Lord, and test me” (a prayer for integrity, Psalm 26:2-3)

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Today’s Daily Office reading included two verses from a psalm that comprise an awesome prayer that I think Christians should be praying continually: “Test me, O Lord, and try me; examine my heart and my mind. For your mercy is before my eyes so I will walk in your truth” (Psalm 26:2-3). This prayer summarizes [Read More...]

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Jul 13 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: How does God “condemn sin in the flesh” on Jesus’ cross? (Romans 8:3)

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/BUaQR6rXANw/


In this week’s lectionary epistle reading, Paul writes that “by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh, so that the justice of the law could be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit” [Read More...]

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