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  In the Gospel of John, Jesus says he came to “finish the work” the Father had sent him to do. He prays that his...

It’s possible to get all sentimental and misty-eyed about suffering and forget the real pain, tragedy, and injustice involved. “The fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes...

Ponder these short parables: The king of a great land was about to take a long journey. He called his top three officials together. “I...

    When he comes, Messiah “will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street.” Yet “he will not grow...

For a radical gospel (the biblical kind) we need a radical church (the biblical kind). What would a denomination do that really wanted to become...

My visits to Haiti (2009, pre-earthquake, and again this year) have prompted me to think more deeply about the relationship between the gospel and...

The Earth – all of us, all humanity – now faces two massive global pandemics: Covid-19 and Climate Change. Underneath and around these, of course,...

This lecture on C.S. Lewis and Calvinism was given by Jerry Walls at Azusa Pacific University on March 28, 2014. http://youtu.be/_eQKu3_9pgk

  I walk into a shopping mall. In a central courtyard is a beautiful floor made of different colors and sizes of tiles. Admiring the...

I think the deepest appeal of Wesleyan theology is that is heartily affirms a God who is truly good and sincerely loves all persons. God does not determine, God empowers, enables, encourages. And the message that God loves us and wants to empower us to love him back, as well as each other is a message of great hope. No one has been “passed over” or determined by God for eternal misery and damnation. To the contrary, there is hope for everyone, and the resources of grace are available to transform even those persons who may seem most hopeless in our eyes.

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