“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
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” [NRSV: Luke 13:34]… Read More A Mother’s Hope and a Mother Fear
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
Responding with words in our grief, while the fresh and raw moments of tragedy continue to sink in our souls, feels incomplete and often inappropriate. And yet, we want to connect with solidarity and meaning and so we say something. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for you. I am… Read More Tender Mercies: Church under Attack
I was reminded today that our spiritual destination is one of wholeness. The perfection of spiritual completeness is typically measured in many moments of experience and not a singular, final destination. The world in which we live is filled with an abundance of examples of broken trusts and relationships. It is through Gods grace of self-given… Read More Revisiting the Destination