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 […]
I’ve really tried to avoid writing about Donald Trump on this blog because I believe that obsessing over his every latest outrage is spiritually toxic. He normally doesn’t make me mad because I expect him to say everything that he does. But something about this latest rant against professional football players who kneel for the […]
Since I’m forty today, I wanted to share forty Bible verses that are meaningful to me and some reflections on them. 1. “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good.” Genesis 1:31 God has never stopped creating and everything God creates is good. Original sin does not mean that Genesis […]
In his campus ministry, the Rev. Morgan Guyton finds those young people who are thirsty for God are more receptive than those who’ve grown up in the church.
Jeff Hood is a long-time death penalty activist operating in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. He’s written a number of books, the latest of which is The Execution of God, a creative theological exploration of how God is present on death row. So I wanted to catch up with Jeff about his new book and his […]
Today is the feast day of St. John Chrysostom in the Roman Catholic Church. At my neighborhood mass this morning, the priest described Luke 6:20-26 as the beatitudes of Chrysostom, since he was a pretty ruthless prophet against the excesses of the rich. Whereas the Matthew 5 beatitudes tend to be hopeful and encouraging, Luke […]
The Rev. Morgan Guyton argues that if conservative evangelical Christians believe in atonement theology, they should support amnesty and citizenship for childhood undocumented immigrants.
The wake of the DACA program’s demise leaves me once again demoralized by the cynicism and intransigence in our nation’s immigration policy. One of the few things that the US Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO agree upon is the need for comprehensive immigration reform that isn’t punitive but comes out of a rational conversation based […]
Post-evangelical social media got fired up yesterday after the release of an anti-queer statement from the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. I hadn’t wanted to engage this statement because I’m tired of the way that online Christian conversation always takes the form of fundamentalist provocation and progressive reaction. But then I came across the beautiful […]
Justifying President Trump’s pardon of “infamously racist” Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio reflects a common atonement theology that makes white evangelicalism helpless against white supremacy, writes Morgan Guyton.