In order to be peacemakers today in our polarized society, Christians need to understand that someone’s scorn may be the back side of their fierce empathy for a loved one, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton.
The more connected Christians become with Jesus, the more their hearts will burn with empathy for other people. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they get nicer. When you love people, you burn with wrath against their abusers and mockers. Jesus w…
The Rev. Morgan Guyton says it’s blasphemous to claim that Christianity is about standing and kneeling at “right times,” and here’s why.
So apparently this meme has been circulating some circles on the internet: stand for the flag; kneel for the cross. It’s a way of criticizing the black football players who have been kneeling during the national anthem and trying to bring the man…
As politicians spout “thoughts and prayers” about the Las Vegas shooting, the Rev. Morgan Guyton reminds us that prayer is not an alternative to taking action, but the means by which God prepares us to take action.
Since we’re going through the regular ritual again of offering our thoughts and prayers after another incident of horrific terrorist gun violence in Las Vegas, I thought I would reflect on the concept of “thoughts and prayers.” 1. Don’t say you’re praying unless you actually are. “Thoughts and prayers” has become a generic, spiritually vacuous […]
There’s no substitute for the support of sitting side-by-side with someone in need, especially people with alcoholism, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton.
My friend Canela Lopez recently co-authored an article in the Tulane Hullabaloo about the out-of-control drinking culture at Tulane, which has drawn attention due to the Princeton Review’s ranking of Tulane as the #1 party school in the nation. The article described Tulane’s response to the drinking culture as being defined by a search for “new […]
Today I’m sharing a guest post from a Tulane student named Cassidy Oberleitner who is starting a new social media initiative called the #RawMovement to help her fellow students unmask themselves and talk about their spiritual and mental health struggles openly. It’s modeled after the Humans of New York initiative and it seems really cool […]
1. 85 people have come to NOLA Wesley this year! We have had 85 people in the building for NOLA Wesley events this year, not including attendance for our open mic, which is our biggest draw but hard to record individual attendance for. 43 people have been to 2 or more events, and 34 people […]