In a world where the whats no longer sustain Christendom, it’s the how that really matters, not the what or the why. If we aren’t solid on that, in the 24-7 youtubed and archived world we live in, then the whats ultimately don’t matter.
An arrow slung at progressives is that they profess extra-biblical revelation that LGBT people are to be included fully in the life of the church. However, such an arrow falls short historically and theologically as we see such revelations eventually becoming the plain reading of Scripture.
One of the largest United Methodist churches is holding public meetings about their “recruitment” process to “select” a new pastor. Is this how the largest churches get their pastor in a connectional church that appoints pastors to everyone else of lesser size?
When someone says that a church is behind culture, are they wanting a wishy-washy church that goes out with the tide? Not this pastor, whose quote to that effect yields a desire to know the “why” behind our beliefs, not just the letter of the law.
Racism. Sexism. Homophobia. There is DEATH in that Pot, people of God. What are we to do about it? A short devotional about adding in–not just taking out–for justice-seekers.
Reflections on being in the most unchurched segment of the country and how Scripture guides us to see the None Zone as an opportunity, not a lost cause that we cast off into the sea.
A quick analysis of the United Methodist Church’s book offerings for 2015 yields a huge gap between voices from the Bible Belt and voices from the mission fields of the West and the Northeast. Why do we focus our discipling efforts where church attendance is highest? Is this No Church Left Behind?
With more cities offering housing for the homeless, churches need to adapt their outreach in three key ways to be more effective witnesses to the love of Christ for all people.
Leonard Nimoy outlines the religious origins of the Vulcan greeting from “Star Trek”
What affects one climate affects the entire climate, and what affects one part of the Body of Christ affects the whole Body. From Climate Deniers… Rev. Dr. Mark Y.A. Davies is the Dean of the Arts and Sciences School at my alma mater Oklahoma City University. His blog “One World House” is a powerhouse of […]