There’s nothing more obnoxious than authors promoting their books. It always makes me roll my eyes. Well for the next six months or so, I’m going to have to be that obnoxious author. I’ve written what I believe God told me to write after a seven-year prayerful process, so it seems like it’s my duty [Read More…]
In church yesterday, our community prayer included several quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King distinguished between a “negative peace which is the absence of tension” and the “positive peace which is the presence of justice.” He said that “we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of [Read More…]
Is it lonelier being a grownup today than it was in the past? I often ask this question to myself when I have to go to my sons’ friends’ birthday parties, which I had to do yesterday. Nothing makes me feel more lonely than being around other parents in a social environment that is centered [Read More…]
The Rev. Morgan Guyton asks a question he believes is on every evangelical’s mind: Have we become what Jesus came to earth to save us from becoming?
The Larycia Hawkins situation at Wheaton has become fodder for a lot of conversation about evangelical doctrine and whether or not Hawkins has egregiously violated it. Over and over again, I’ve seen conservative evangelicals respond to Hawkins’ statement that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God” by saying that she’s a “universalist.” This puzzling deductive [Read More…]
Have we become what Jesus came to stop us from being? Many evangelical Christians in my generation are haunted by this question. The loudest Christian voices today sound too much like the first century religious elites who crucified Jesus. We’ve watched our tribe get co-opted into a reliable voting bloc for a political party that [Read More…]
Everyone knows the number one rule of navigating the blogosphere: don’t read the comments! Which is really kind of a shame. What would it look like to cultivate an online community that actually interacted respectfully rather than constantly trolling the opposition? World Table is a new commenting platform that is exploring this vision. Patheos has [Read More…]
When so many Christians have become what Jesus came to Earth to stop us from being, it’s indicative of a massive theological failure and a complete misunderstanding of what our salvation is supposed to accomplish, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton.
This week, Dr. Larycia Hawkins received notice from Stan Jones, the provost of Wheaton College, that termination proceedings would begin against her because of several statements she made on Facebook about Muslims and Christians “worshiping the same God” that supposedly contradict the Wheaton statement of faith. Stan Jones has a history of pushing out professors [Read More…]
It seems there are two kinds of Christians: those who think the world needs to be saved from some villainous other like Muslims, gays, or liberals, and those who think the world needs to be saved from Christians. I belong to the latter category. Let me explain what I mean by that. I don’t think [Read More…]