Reflections On How The “Love of God” Changes Us
In his 1937 landmark book, The Kingdom of God in America, Richard Niebuhr memorably described the weakened message of the church in his day as follows: “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” Tragically, Niebuhr’s devastating critique could easily be […]
The missional catechesis of Mr. Wesley: Wesleyan catechesis, part 4
We are examining the multi-faceted strands of the genius of Wesleyan catechesis. So far, we have explored the role of God’s prior action in prevenient grace (part 1), Wesley’s notion of “waiting in the means of grace” (part 2), and the role of the community in spiritual formation (part 3). Today’s blog will explore the […]
Scholars on Fire
Have you ever read something that you knew the minute you read it, you would never forget it. I had that experience almost thirty years ago. I read a statement in Christianity Today which I have never forgotten. It was a letter to the editor. Apparently, in a previous edition of Christianity Today, an article […]
Committed to Holiness
For many Christians, the Bible feels like the federal tax code: complicated, contradictory, and awkwardly cobbled together over many years. Small wonder that our libraries are filled with commentaries promising to decode the puzzles we stumble over as we read.
But if we press on, we will discover that the trail sometimes rises up to a high point, to a lookout with a panoramic view of everything below. Standing above it all, we can now see that the maze of twisting trails actually makes sense. A meaningful, unified landscape emerges.