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: Is Ross Douthat right that offering communion to divorcees will bring down the Catholic church? — October 31, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Wisdom from Thomas a Kempis #1: esoteric words vs. virtuous life — October 29, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Why I like Pope Francis’ “God of surprises” — October 23, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Where I’m actually coming from as a progressive evangelical — October 21, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: When cis-het men play God: evangelical transphobia and the idolatry of gender — October 16, 2014

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

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Oct 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is Ross Douthat right that offering communion to divorcees will bring down the Catholic church?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/DPU6uzy8-VI/


I had always thought of Ross Douthat as one of the “reasonable conservatives” whom I could read and often agree with. But his recent freakout in response to some of the proposals brought up by Pope Francis’s Synod of the Family has raised some questions for me. I’m particularly intrigued by his claim that offering communion [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/is-ross-douthat-right-that-offering-communion-to-divorcees-will-bring-down-the-catholic-church/

Oct 29 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Wisdom from Thomas a Kempis #1: esoteric words vs. virtuous life

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


Thomas a Kempis was a 15th century German monk who wrote The Imitation of Christ, a classic devotional book that was tremendously influential to John Wesley, the founder of United Methodism. I’ve flipped through this book many times, but I thought it would do both me and my readers good to go back to it [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/wisdom-from-thomas-a-kempis-1-esoteric-words-vs-virtuous-life/

Oct 23 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Why I like Pope Francis’ “God of surprises”

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/19lNQvfZErc/


It’s little secret that progressive evangelicals like me have a huge crush on Pope Francis and probably project a lot of unmerited wishful thinking onto him. The Roman church’s recent synod on the family revealed among other things how little power Francis actually has to impose change by fiat. I respect him for patiently seeking [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/why-i-like-pope-francis-god-of-surprises/

Oct 21 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Where I’m actually coming from as a progressive evangelical

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/c6QwAv_C7wc/


One of my most valuable conversation partners on the Internet is a conservative Calvinist campus minister named Derek Rishmawy. In some ways, we are the opposite, since I’m a progressive Wesleyan campus minister, but I think we both recognize in each other a genuine zeal for God’s truth. I have a lot of respect for [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2014/10/where-im-actually-coming-from-as-a-progressive-evangelical/

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/

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