“We must learn to love ourselves before we can love others”

Matthew 22:39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. In the common discourse of everyday life, I often run into people who misunderstand, misinterpret and/or mispronounce common English words. Usually, it is the conveyed meaning that is important in conversation, not the presentation. And so, knowing my own shortcomings,Continue reading ““We must learn to love ourselves before we can love others””

Are our expectations of God too low? -by David Watson

Recently I had the privilege of speaking with Odell Horne of the North Georgia Annual Conference and Dr. Daniel Castelo of Duke Divinity School on the nature of the God we worship as Christians. The conversation was a program for the United Methodist Men in that conference. Both of these conversation partners have very keenContinue reading “Are our expectations of God too low? -by David Watson”

Why I must dismiss the theology of Luis De Molina

Be forewarned; I’m not a prolific writer. I’m not of academia, nor am I a well-recognized theologian. I’m just a very rural and a very small church pastor who simply wants to guard over Christ’s most precious possession here on earth as He has entrusted to me no matter how few they are. It’s myContinue reading “Why I must dismiss the theology of Luis De Molina”

STAY, GO AWAY, OR DELAY

In a blog post, recently released by Keith Boyette, President of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, Keith recalls a recent meeting of four members of the Protocol Mediation Team meeting with Wisconsin Annual Conference delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences and how those four team members communicated their continued support for the Protocol Legislation. InContinue reading “STAY, GO AWAY, OR DELAY”

How Long Will Doing Nothing Drag On?

Recently, the Vermillion River District Committee on Ministry of the Illinois-Great Rivers Annual Conference (IGRC) unanimously approved Isaac Simmons as a candidate for ministry. Now, a candidacy approval in a DCOM is not unusual in itself. In fact, this process continues in every Annual Conference’s districts as the church continues to assess the gifts andContinue reading “How Long Will Doing Nothing Drag On?”