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: Making space in the Advent/Christmas wars — December 15, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: The moral unseriousness of torture and other stupid “tough guy” solutions to the world’s problems — December 11, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: A rap about a teenage mom named Mary and her illegitimate son Jesus — December 10, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Did God or Satan tell David to take a census? Progressive revelation & Derek Flood’s Disarming Scripture — December 8, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Media sensationalism and rape culture at my alma mater UVA (TW: rape culture) — December 6, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Mercy not Sacrifice: Martha Mullen, a Christian Antigone — 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: Immigration: a litmus test for the American evangelical gospel — 2 comments
  4. Mercy not Sacrifice: More thoughts on God’s wrath — 2 comments
  5. Mercy not Sacrifice: What does the blood of Jesus actually do? — 2 comments

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Dec 15 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Making space in the Advent/Christmas wars

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/Bty2l4hy-6k/


There’s a war during the Christmas season that’s different than the supposed “war on Christmas” that people are waging when they say they want for your holy days to be happy. This other war is fought between clergy and other theo-nerds who are militantly committed to following the liturgical calendar which means not singing Christmas [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/12/making-space-in-the-adventchristmas-wars/

Dec 11 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: The moral unseriousness of torture and other stupid “tough guy” solutions to the world’s problems

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/UfaPsq2Jef4/


In the world of politics, most things are the opposite of what they seem. When politicians use cheap and dirty PR stunts to trick the media into to the narrative that they’re tough straight-shooters, they’re being the opposite of genuinely tough straight-shooters who actually stick to their principles no matter how great a PR disaster [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/12/the-moral-unseriousness-of-torture-and-other-stupid-tough-guy-solutions-to-the-worlds-problems/

Dec 10 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: A rap about a teenage mom named Mary and her illegitimate son Jesus

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/45sKM67xBYw/


Last year I wrote a rap for Advent about the circumstances of Jesus’ birth and their implications for those of us who live very safe and privileged lives today. Basically, my thesis is that you can’t hold a baby who was born in a manger if you’re living a life that’s designed to avoid all [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/12/a-rap-about-a-teenage-mom-named-mary-and-her-illegitimate-son-jesus/

Dec 08 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Did God or Satan tell David to take a census? Progressive revelation & Derek Flood’s Disarming Scripture

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


If God tells you to sin, is it still a sin? What if God tells a king to sin because he’s mad at the king’s people and he wants an excuse to punish them? That’s precisely what happens in 2 Samuel 24:1, “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/12/did-god-or-satan-tell-david-to-take-a-census-progressive-revelation-derek-floods-disarming-scripture/

Dec 06 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Media sensationalism and rape culture at my alma mater UVA (TW: rape culture)

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/xmi6Mw-YFbc/


It’s been a hard couple of weeks to be a Wahoo in the wake of a Rolling Stone article calling out the rape culture on the University of Virginia campus. Even though UVA’s official mascot is the Cavalier, we call ourselves Wahoos, a fish that can drink its weight. That says a lot about who [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/12/media-sensationalism-and-rape-culture-at-my-alma-mater-uva-tw-rape-culture/

Dec 05 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: How Jesus saves through Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/ri8U2ARhNJY/


One thing that I never tire of pondering as a Christian is how Jesus’ cross saves me and what it saves me from. Growing up evangelical, the answer was simple: Jesus took the punishment for my sin to save me from an angry, perfectionist God who wanted to burn me in hell forever. But this [Read More...]

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