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 […]

Too Much Erring on the Side of Grace?

I have often heard from among people of my own denominational ilk that we United Methodists are “people of grace.”  That’s true, in one sense.  Anybody who has gone to seminary or read certain writings on John Wesley’s theology run across terms like “prevenient grace,” “justifying grace” and “sanctifying grace.” We also talk about the […]

And Now, for My Own Bigotry

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God,” Jesus told his disciples (Mt. 19:24).  This comment came on the heels of his conversation with the rich young man who turned away sorrowfully, deciding he could not follow […]

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