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: When cis-het men play God: evangelical transphobia and the idolatry of gender — October 16, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is God arbitrary? (my point of contention with conservative evangelicals) — October 13, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: How mental illness made me a pastor — October 11, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: When Martin Luther King, Jr. clashed with the Via Media Methodists — October 2, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: “Against you alone have I sinned” (the solipsism of evangelical morality) — September 29, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Mercy not Sacrifice: Should we preach to uplift or convict? — 2 comments
  2. Mercy not Sacrifice: What does the blood of Jesus actually do? — 2 comments
  3. Mercy not Sacrifice: In defense of the “so-called” Wesleyan quadrilateral and the experiential breath of God — 2 comments
  4. Mercy not Sacrifice: Martha Mullen, a Christian Antigone — 2 comments
  5. Mercy not Sacrifice: More thoughts on God’s wrath — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 16 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: When cis-het men play God: evangelical transphobia and the idolatry of gender

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/zYApVO0m10k/


Last week, Russell Moore wrote a column for The Gospel Coalition called “Joan or John?” about how to handle the “sin” of transgender identity in your congregation. His column presents the made-up scenario of a transgender woman tearfully approaching a pastor to repent of her sex change. It’s a textbook display of the breathtaking presumptuousness [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/when-cis-het-men-play-god-evangelical-transphobia-and-the-idolatry-of-gender/

Oct 13 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is God arbitrary? (my point of contention with conservative evangelicals)

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/bM6tNCARfGI/


Is there anything that God asks us to do for no other reason than because he’s God and he said so? I suspect that how you answer this question reflects whether or not you are a conservative evangelical. Because I believe that God is perfectly benevolent, I presume that everything God asks us to do [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/is-god-arbitrary-my-point-of-contention-with-conservative-evangelicals/

Oct 11 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: How mental illness made me a pastor

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/SAHmTXfWS_4/


Today my son Matthew and I participated in a walk with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). According to Matthew, it was technically a “parade” instead of just a “walk” because a brass band led the march. Mental illness has had a decisive role in shaping my vocation as a pastor. Many of my [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/how-mental-illness-made-me-a-pastor/

Oct 02 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: When Martin Luther King, Jr. clashed with the Via Media Methodists

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/y4YJEDGpYrQ/


On first glance, making an analogy between anyone and one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s adversaries is akin to tripping Godwin’s Law by comparing someone to Hitler. Because MLK was always absolutely right and perfect and above all criticism and anybody who ever disagreed with him was a mean and evil racist. Except that’s not [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/when-martin-luther-king-jr-clashed-with-the-via-media-methodists/

Sep 29 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: “Against you alone have I sinned” (the solipsism of evangelical morality)

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


“Against you alone have I sinned.” These words from Psalm 51:4 are attributed to the Israelite king David speaking to God after he knocked up another man’s wife and had that man betrayed and murdered on the battlefield. Many evangelical pastors have praised this verse for how it names sin, but I consider it to [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/09/against-you-alone-have-i-sinned-the-solipsism-of-evangelical-morality/

Sep 23 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Cock-blocking and rape culture

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/M_vdYtMT5hc/


It’s one of those phrases you know not to use in mixed company. But there’s a code of honor among heterosexual young adult men at bars and parties. To use nineties parlance, when another man is “busting a move” or “getting his mack on” with a woman, you don’t interfere. Because that’s “cock-blocking.” And I [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/09/cock-blocking-and-rape-culture/

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