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: Radical Jesus 101: Is humanity good or evil? — January 24, 2015
  2. Mercy Not Sacrifice: How my grandpa taught me to be a pastor — January 18, 2015
  3. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Radical Jesus 101: What is God? — January 14, 2015
  4. Mercy Not Sacrifice: “He makes wars cease to the end of the earth” (Psalm 46:9) — January 8, 2015
  5. Mercy Not Sacrifice: Radical Jesus 101: a new series — January 7, 2015

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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Jan 24 2015

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Radical Jesus 101: Is humanity good or evil?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/QZ4IfKjAy0g/


Is humanity good or evil? Some conservative evangelicals would say that the answer to this question defines the difference between their worldview and the “secular” worldview: Christians are supposed to think that humanity is evil while secular humanists think that humanity is good. But I don’t think the answer is that simple. I think a [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/radical-jesus-101-is-humanity-good-or-evil/

Jan 18 2015

Mercy Not Sacrifice: How my grandpa taught me to be a pastor

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


This photo pretty well captures the personality of my crazy, wonderful grandpa, Ralph Storm, whose funeral my family celebrated this past week. When I was born, he was only 49 years old and he said he didn’t feel old enough to be a grandpa so he taught me to call him just Ralph. Ralph was [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/how-my-grandpa-taught-me-to-be-a-pastor/

Jan 14 2015

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Radical Jesus 101: What is God?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/XXcZ7BkqfGU/


Most cultures in human history have had some concept of God, whether it’s one god or many gods, whether these gods are good or evil or a mix of both. What is it that makes the Christian God unique? There are some ways in which the God of Israel described in the Bible’s Old Testament [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/radical-jesus-101-what-is-god/

Jan 08 2015

Mercy Not Sacrifice: “He makes wars cease to the end of the earth” (Psalm 46:9)

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


Today’s psalm from the Presbyterian daily lectionary was Psalm 46. A couple of lines in this psalm are very popular, like verse 1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,” or verse 10: “Be still and know that I am God.” But I had never really noticed verse 9 before: “He [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/he-makes-wars-cease-to-the-end-of-the-earth-psalm-469/

Jan 07 2015

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Radical Jesus 101: a new series

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/g85Xjt949uA/


First of all, I’m completely dissatisfied with the title. Few words are more played out in the Christian blogosphere than “radical.” And yet I can’t think of another succinct way to capture the theological/political space I inhabit than to say that I worship a “radical” Jesus. For most of my adult life, I’ve lived in [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/radical-jesus-101-a-new-series/

Jan 05 2015

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Make us comfortable with being uncomfortable

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/1SaDgL6sJJc/


Yesterday in church, our pastor prayed, “Make us comfortable with being uncomfortable.” I’d been looking for a New Year’s resolution, vision statement, or manifesto of some kind, and this seems like a good candidate. It captures the heart of the Christian discipleship journey. On the one hand, we should be “comfortable” because we’re safe. God [Read More...]

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2015/01/make-us-comfortable-with-being-uncomfortable/

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