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: Why I like Pope Francis’ “God of surprises” — October 23, 2014
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Where I’m actually coming from as a progressive evangelical — October 21, 2014
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: When cis-het men play God: evangelical transphobia and the idolatry of gender — October 16, 2014
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Is God arbitrary? (my point of contention with conservative evangelicals) — October 13, 2014
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: How mental illness made me a pastor — October 11, 2014

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

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/

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/

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