I don’t have time to write a real blog post since I’m leaving for Wild Goose tomorrow morning. But Eugene Peterson is the most established evangelical leader to date to go public with his support for same sex marriage in an interview that dropped yesterday. He wrote a translation of the Bible called the Message that [Read More…]
I’ve been traveling for the past week so I’ve only had internet access on my phone. I recently got back into twitter again after being dormant for a while. One difference this time is posting in feed chains rather than just stand-alone tweets. I’ve made five different theology feeds over the past several days which [Read More…]
The signers of the Declaration of Independence were not biblical inerrantists. If they had been, they would have had to contend with Romans 13:1 which says “all authorities that exist have been instituted by God.” And they would have been forced to frame the grievances of their Declaration to justify their disobedience of Romans 13. [Read More…]
I was planning to go off on the evangelicals in this blog post. After First Baptist Church of Dallas went all-in on their nationalist idolatry, releasing an official CCLI Christian praise song called “Make America Great Again.” After I heard about an angry white man shooting a black girl with his concealed handgun out of [Read More…]
Google is filled with legalistic, fundamentalist explanations of what a false prophet is. Usually it has something to do with supporting homosexuality or questioning whether non-Christians go to hell. Unsurprisingly, none of these explanations engage J…
False prophets are known not by the opinions they hold, but whether they exhibit the fruits of the Spirit, even as they call the church to account, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton.
One of the most bizarre phenomena of the Trump era is the reintroduction of a quaint Shakespearian insult into the English language: “cuckold” or usually “cuck” for short. In Shakespearian English, cuckold was the word used for a man who knows that his wife is sleeping around but doesn’t do anything about it. It reentered [Read More…]
Atonement is the centerpiece of Christian theology. It’s a compound word that literally means what God does through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross to rescue humans from our self-alienation and make us “at one” with him. In other words, atonement describes how God removes our fear and shame so that we can face him with [Read More…]
In a rebuttal to “theological liberalism,” the Rev. Morgan Guyton says that he and other United Methodists are in fact “progressive evangelicals” who take the Bible’s authority seriously, but don’t weaponize it to win culture wars.
I would not call myself a liberal Christian. I self-identify as a progressive evangelical, which is to say that I fall on the progressive end of a narrower spectrum whose boundaries I take seriously even if I dispute where they ought to be drawn. Many …