The answer comes in his essay: “Thoughts Concerning Gospel Ministers”: Who is a Gospel Minister, in the full, scriptural sense of the word? He, and he alone, of whatever denomination, that does declare the whole counsel of God; that does preach the whole gospel, even justification and sanctification, preparatory to glory. He that does not put asunder what God has joined, but publishes alike, “Christ dying for us, and Christ living in us”. He that constantly applies all this t
The governing authorities are the servants of God to uphold what is good and right. But sometimes the servants get wrong. Bad wrong. Crazy bad wrong. When that happens the servants need to be reminded who they serve and what their role is. Such is the case in Ft. Lauderdale where three people have been arrested for feeding homeless people. Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, one of the arresting officers instructed the culprit to “drop that plate right now.” Yes, drop t
I’m grateful for the recent opportunity to participate in the Converge Podcast at Ministry Matters with Angela Roberts Jones, Clifton Stringer, Jessica Kelley, Shane Raynor. Here the video in which we take up Galatians 3:26-29 and Romans 8:14-17 to discuss what it means to be a child of God, faith, how Christians relate to one another, and being led by the Holy Spirit. #Ministry #MinistryMatters #video #UnitedMethodistChurch #ConvergePodcast #Podcasts
I enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the most recent edition of the Converge Podcast at Ministry Matters with Shane Raynor, Grace Biskie, and David Dorn. The podcast is a companion resource to Shane’s four week Bible study on Who You Are in Christ, which is part of the Converge Bible Studies series. Here’s the video in which we discuss a variety of topics including grace, access to God, and the blood of Christ. #Ministry #MinistryMatters #UnitedMethodistChurch #Converg
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What the ancient church teachers least wished for a theology was that it would be “fresh” or “self-expressive” or an embellishment of purely private inspirations, as if these might stand as some decisive improvement” on the apostolic teaching.” Yet from the first day I ever thought of becoming a theologian I have been earnestly taught and admonished to “think creatively” so as to make “some new contribution” to theology. Nothing at Yale was drummed into my head more firmly th
One topic we covered that made a significant impact on my thinking was strategic planning. I was struck by the way in which Hamilton and Slaughter both developed very specific plans, though often quite different plans, to implement their respective visions. Fruitful ministry does not just happen; it is the result of planning and implementation. After some ongoing reflection, the thing that strikes me is that I didn’t have a class on strategic planning in seminary. I didn’t le