SOTM: the Beatitudes

Yesterday at Morgantown Community Church we began a journey through the Sermon on the Mount [Matthew 5-7] that will span six months and four different series. Our first series is an exploration of the 'Beatitudes', or as Frederick Dale Bruner calls them, "Jesus’ surprisingly countercultural God-bless-yous to the people in God-awful situations.”  There is so … Continue reading SOTM: the Beatitudes

Distortions of love…

Yesterday I quoted from William Willimon's book Sinning Like a Christian, in which he works through the Seven Deadly Sins. This book is  full of so many helpful insights that I had to share just one more with you today. Willimon says: "The Seven, said the medieval theologians, are radical distortions of love. If that is true, … Continue reading Distortions of love…

adventures in missing the point

Several years ago Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo wrote a book called Adventures in Missing the Point. It's a book that asks several important questions [quoted from the back jacket of the book]: "Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we're not doing … Continue reading adventures in missing the point