“Are We There Yet: A Lenten Journey”, Rev. Dr. John T Brantley, Buckeye Creek Press ISBN: 978-0-9845219-0-6 51000 (posted with Author’s permission, with all copyright protection remaining. Are We There Yet? A Lenten Journey Copyright © 2011 by Buckeye Creek Press, Georgia All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted… Read More Are We There Yet: A Lenten Journey
The End of Racism? <image: Dietrich Bonhoeffer> I vividly remember being instructed to stay in the car with my brother while my father went into Rich’s department store at the Greenbriar shopping mall, so that he could buy mom a gift for Mother’s Day unrestricted. As a parent I realize why he wanted to leave… Read More Christ is the End of Racism
This election cycle that has been filled with the vilest and most corrupt journey of people who are begging to lead an enslaved, spoon-fed entertainment nation and at war over words, rather than working and seeking our highest values and ideas, lived out with all our neighbors.… Read More Voting: A Call to Trust God
The top of his desk had not been seen for years. I ask him if he ever planned to clean it off. His reply was priceless, “All of these are important things to tackle and I need to keep them all in sight.”… Read More When All the Clutter is Important
Ringgold, GA 30736… Read More Come to the Cross with Questions
The polarized assumptions are that we have one of two choices: either look back to what Jesus and John Wesley said at the start and return to our foundation or to see where the winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing in the current contexts, where our foundational principles outweigh historical limitations. There is a better way.… Read More Celebrate Schism!
It’s a big deal. The General Conference is both an executive body and an event. That makes the term contextually important. The 2016GC will be held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20, 2016. Every four years the official decision and policy-making body of the United Methodist Church gathers delegates that represent the global denomination to worship,… Read More General Conference 2016: In this corner..
Hope is trusting what is not seen, trusting beyond our individual faith, experience or belief. For example, we hold these truths to be bedrock in our faith. God’s love is forever directed toward us. Jesus’s sacrificial life continually covers our sin and is our bridge of reconciliation from our broken trust. The Holy Spirit is… Read More HOPE: Assurance in the Deepest Distance of Doubt
We live in a season where most people seek to have their morality taught through government schools, social media and ‘reality’ TV and not from the people equipped and called by our creator and the author of love; the indictments rests on many sides. The church has relinquished the power of love and calling entrusted to… Read More Love is not a Convenient Truth
Summer time or End times! The world is coming to an end. It’s vacation time to do our own thing. The sky is falling! The sky is beautiful. Maybe or maybe not, but our response is called to be the same lamp post of the light of Jesus Christ in any time of darkness and… Read More Start with Jesus, in all things.