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: Could you listen to an angry black Jesus? — August 20, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Why I refuse to shame people for social media silence — August 17, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Our gated communities and the black bogeyman that haunts us — August 13, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: A brilliant thing Kierkegaard wrote about love — August 12, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is it okay to notice that Jesus can be a jerk sometimes? — August 10, 2014

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

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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/

Aug 12 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: A brilliant thing Kierkegaard wrote about love

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/IkMnI7sDJiY/


I discovered the Danish Christian existentialist philosopher Soren Kierkegaard my first year in college. He made such an impression on me that I wanted to name my first son Soren, which I would have done if my wife hadn’t objected. I left Kierkegaard behind for a long time, but over the past few weeks, I’ve [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/a-brilliant-thing-kierkegaard-wrote-about-love/

Aug 10 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is it okay to notice that Jesus can be a jerk sometimes?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/oCe3sKg0kIs/


The lectionary reading for this week is the familiar story of Jesus walking across the water in Matthew 14:22-33. It’s very easy to let your eyes glaze over when you’re looking at the story for the hundredth time. But there’s something about the text that bothered me reading it through this time and I’m not [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/is-it-okay-to-notice-that-jesus-can-be-a-jerk-sometimes/

Aug 08 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: What if instead of attacking gay people, evangelicals supported celibate monasticism?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/hKfIpZM9530/


The latest thing conservative evangelicals on social media are getting excited about and sharing around is the newly discovered phenomenon of celibate gay people. There are even celibate gay people who live together as a couple and just don’t have sex. One couple named Lindsey and Sarah shared their story on this blog a few months [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/08/what-if-instead-of-attacking-gay-people-evangelicals-supported-celibate-monasticism/

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