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 →

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