Our Life and death is with our neighbor. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalize our neighbor, we have sinned against Christ. — Abba Anthony When Jesus was questioned by the religious leaders of … Continue reading →
Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared some thoughts and ideas from the journey through the book of Hebrews. The main point of the post “Architect and Builder” is that you should choose to build your life by following the … Continue reading →
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever” – Steve Jobs Looking back, I fully trust in my ‘gut, destiny, life’ God […]
The Rev. Tim McClendon has a cautiously hopeful attitude regarding the “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” but he sees possible hazards in the proposal.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13 The scripture above and other memorized scriptures can be very useful when faced with pressure moments in life. As we find the goodness of the Word, collected … Continue reading →
In his vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney show the kind of self-differentiation that can resist peer pressure, writes the Rev. Jack Shitama.
Circuit Rider devotes its latest issue to variety of viewpoints on possible UMC breakup; an Alabama pastor responds to traditionalists’ claims.
The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit will leave the World Council of Churches at the end of March after two terms as its general secretary.
I am trying to expand my horizons and get to know the work of thought leaders and pastors outside of …
In my previous two posts (1, 2), I looked at some of the motivations for John Wesley’s preaching and his goals in that preaching. In this post, I turn to look at the closing words from the preface to his first series of sermons. Here we find his words to those who believe his theology … Continue reading Can we kindle less of that dreadful light?