I read today a blog post by a United Methodist who considers the election of Karen Oliveto as bishop as an opportunity for the United Methodist Church to “lance the boil” of bigotry enshrined in our Book of Discipline. I want to sidestep getting into an argument with that blog about the definition of the … Continue reading Preserve me from bigotry
What difference does it really make when we are intentional about our formation? Nick Cash shares some tips on how to determine the path toward the positive changes you want to make in your life.
So often we ask God to reveal himself to us in fresh and new ways, and yet so often we fail to approach Scripture with this same kind of asking.
Church politics, economics, and leverage paint a rather dramatic picture of this moment playing out in Mississippi, America.
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In grade school, I was part of a brief study on the meaning of love. My third grade class was interviewed, a few at a time, on the meaning of love. I thought I knew what it was until I tried to articulate an answer. “It’s when you like someone very much.” Even as I […]
When the love of money is the center of gravity we will think a lot less about God. We will shrink in the grip of greed.
In order to cope with the events of last week, my wife and I have been watching Alpha House, a cancelled two season Amazon Prime series about Republican senators. My favorite character is Gil John Biggs, played by John Goodman. Gild John is an old-scho…
Writing in the January 2017 Military Review, Richard Adams provides an important caveat in relation to my recent post, Support and Defend the Constitution. I wrote that military officers operate within the constitutional chain of command and generally defer to constitutional authorities. When moral conflicts arise, they raise their complaints to the chain of command, … Continue reading “The Dangers of Support and Defend”
I have referred to this as a (not so) modest proposal because what I suggest is, I think, very basic. But given the permeating nature of Christendom in the church, it is a proposal that will be difficult to embrace. This proposal is a sketch. I am…