Taking the Summer Off

I'm taking July off of blogging at Wine and Milk. Mostly because I was busy preparing to preach...and now I'm busy preparing to move to Mongolia. You can check out the preaching here. I kicked off the series on the Fruit of the Spirit at All Shores Wesleyan Church by teaching on love. You can learn... Continue Reading →

Where “Wine and Milk” Comes

Isaiah 55:1-2 is one of my favorite passages.  I love it because it is dripping with grace. We see grace when God reaches out to us.  He does not ignore us or turn his back on us when we reject him, when we need help, when we fall short (of his expectations or of our... Continue Reading →

By intention He relates to people as Father

    By intention He relates to people as Father, thereby forever declaring His goodwill toward them. When I was 23 two words changed my relationship with God. They were, simply, "Describe God," spoken in the middle of a conversation between me and the Chair of the Bible and Theology Department at Western Seminary.  I was planning... Continue Reading →

It is not good for man to be alone.

Last week I wrote about how men and women are equally created in his image.  This doesn't answer all of the questions about what roles they should have in the home or the church but it does give us a baseline for understanding our shared value and dignity.   The question of roles is dealt... Continue Reading →

in his image: male and female

With the Son and the Holy Spirit, He made man, male and female, in His image. Today I'm focusing on something that's not uniquely Wesleyan.  Really, nothing in the above statement is uniquely Wesleyan, it's pretty universally Christian.  In theory we all agree that all  human beings, male and female, are created in God's image. Men... Continue Reading →

“Matter or Spirit”

"We believe the Father is the Source of all that exists, whether of matter or spirit." This is the only part of the Wesleyan Articles of Religion that even hints at the reality of angels and demons.  So, even though the emphasis of this sentence is that the Father is the Source of all that... Continue Reading →

Trinity, Part II

“Within this unity there are three persons of one essential nature, power and eternity — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Part II) On a previous Facebook post I told you that the ontological equality of the Trinity expressed through economic inequality may have implications for gender roles within the church and the home.... Continue Reading →

Doctrine of Holiness (not the Trinity, Part II)

I'm teaching a class called The Doctrine of Holiness to local pastors through FLAME/District Extension Classes so instead of writing Trinity, Part II,  I'm providing a short simple primer on Entire Sanctification for your reading pleasure.  Day 1 of class is in the books, I need to get read for Day 2, and then Day 3 (which,... Continue Reading →

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