Archives for September 2012

More Thoughts on How God Became King

Having finished N.T. Wright’s How God Became King (see September 27 post), a few somewhat scattered and searching thoughts. First, my conviction about the old Methodist division remains strong and grows.  A reading of Wright’s book will challenge that problem and offer a way not only to heal an ecclesial wound, but to propel us forward […]

A Biblical View that Lays to Rest an Old Methodist Division

N.T. Wright writes faster than I can read.  Having relished a few of his other works, I sat down with his new  How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, (HarperOne, 2012).  I’m not finished and I’ve been trying to hold off on a blog about it, but oh well. Wright and Scot McKnight […]

Rising Persectution/Hostility Toward Religion

Here is a sobering account from the National Catholic Reporter, based on a new report from the Pew Forum. Persecution of Religions

I Think This Qualifies as Sophistry

Two publications, both associated with The United Methodist Church (one official, one unofficial) arrived on the same day and dealing with exactly the same matter.  Providential? “Faith in Action’s” (the official one from the General Board of Church and Society) “Quote of the Week” from the Rev. Amee Paparella opines: “We are a church that is […]

One Person Does Make a Difference

Here’s an article from “Insider Higher Education” that I think stimulates some very timely thinking for religious leaders of all sorts.  Notice: 1.  The word “organic” and what it says about leading change. 2. The word “leadership” (for the same reason). 3.  Change can and often does start with a person willing to share a […]