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Month: May 2017

Interceding Evangelistically

May 31, 2017

And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

Wesleyan Accent ~ Truth and Grace from Women

We’re pleased that among the pastors and professors who write for us, we regularly feature strong female voices that preach and proclaim the Christian faith. John and Charles Wesley watched their mother Susanna teach Bible studies to villagers gathered at the parsonage door.


Suzanne Nicholson ~ The Emaciated Soldier: Life as the Church

May 29, 2017

If the church as a whole is not working together to live out the truth of the gospel, then the warrior of God will become emaciated.

Andy Stoddard ~ Leanness of the Soul

May 25, 2017

We can have all that we ever dream.  Everything. But if we are not walking faithfully with God, we will find leanness of the soul.

Praying Persistently

May 24, 2017

Prayer is asking. It is a request. But here is the difficult truth: all prayer is answered but not all requests are granted.

Aaron Perry ~ Boundaries, Barriers and Pastoral Leadership

Thus, boundaries are not—and cannot—be individual constructs. They are formed in relationship and these relationships will often plant stakes that are in tension with each other.

Embracing Trust and Obedience

May 22, 2017

The dynamics of trust and obedience define the relational and personal dimensions of faith. We tend to treasure what we trust and trust what we treasure.

Jeff Rudy ~ Chemo and the First Rule of Methodism

This has led me to wrestle through the following notion – the times when the first two rules of Methodism – “do no harm” and “do good” seem to be at odds.

Heather Semple ~ Obedient Risk

May 20, 2017

“I remember the day they gave me a key to the building. And it became this visible, tangible proof of the belief they’d had for years.”

A Person-Centered Faith

May 17, 2017

At its most basic level, Christian faith is a centered, personal, relational response involving trust and obedience.