Surprise, More Eisegesis

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Leading the Church, Main, Methodism, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large, Uncategorized, US Politics | 0 comments

Let’s get right to it:  I’d like you to consider an increasingly widespread problem of poor interpretation of Scripture. I refer to colleagues who seem to disregard Scripture when it disagrees with the modern culture. You see it more and more in our denomination, especially around the convening of General Conference. Every seminarian was once taught that Scripture is the shaper of culture and life, not the other way around....

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It is NOT too hard…

Posted by on Jun 1, 2008 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Pop Culture, Sermons | 0 comments

It takes a guy like Moses to tell people who are standing in the middle of a desert with no food stores, no national economy, and not much of a standing army that their proposed invasion of the Promised Land wouldn’t be too hard. Here. You read it. Pretty good stuff, no? Well, some would not agree. In fact, there are a few who would point out that Moses was oversimplifying it. But I disagree. Moses is careful to point out that there would...

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