Monthly Archives: February 2015

For the Bride: Amazing Love!

In early Christianity the synonymn for love was perfection.  Far from being a psychologized word (which could become pathological perfectionism), it was deeply theological–the best synonym the early Christians could find to describe when our lives are most like God. … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Asking Fish About Water

Chances are, if you asked a fish about water, the fish would reply, “What do you mean by water?”  One of the amazing things is that we tend to lose touch with the surroundings we are in all the time.  … Continue reading

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Journey: Do We Dare?

Read:  “Making it real” This week, I read McLaren’s fascinating portrayal of Mary trying, on the one hand, to put her experience of Jesus into words–and doing so in a way that invites her listeners to consider him for themselves. … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Turning the Page

When we turn the last page of the New Testament and move from the biblical era to the early Christian period, the next page in the book of history is not blank.  The first page of the Didache reads thus… … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Beyond Separation (2)

Besides electing delegates to the 2016 United Methodist General Conference who are committed to preserving unity, and electing younger delegates who will end up implementing for years to come whatever form this unity takes, I believe there are other pre-requistes … Continue reading

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Connections: My New Book Is Out!

I am happy to tell you that my new book, Five Marks of a Methodist, is available. You can get it right now directly from Abingdon Press at a discounted price via this link: Or you can place a … Continue reading

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Journey: Over the Line

Read: “Jesus, Violence, and Power” Jeannie and I were fortunate that our only trip to the Holy Land included a visit to Caesarea Philippi.  The only thing I regret is that I did not go there with as much background … Continue reading

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