Wesleyan Accent | Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys

Wesleyan Accent

Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys

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Talbot Davis ~ Hidden Heroes: The AWOL Hero

And yet look at what Paul says in Philemon: “was useless; is useful.” And then he grows much more intimate by the time of Colossians 4 – faithful, dear brother, one of you. And I wonder: how do you go from that to that? From outside to inside? From failure to brother? From deserves death to becomes family? I think of how easy it would have been for Onesimus to lurk in the shadows of the church even after his conversion, to stay detached, uninvolved, excluded, to be and get what he deserved. And get this: it would have been so tempting to use his past and use his failure as an excuse. They won’t accept me. I’m AWOL and a thief.

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Review: “Unbroken” Grace

This film presents as good a moment as any to reflect that John Wesley's last letter was to abolitionist William Wilberforce; his last correspondence concerned the end of a global scourge. What evils are we called to assist in disarming? The question is a haunting one.

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Maxie Dunnam ~ Serving

As we practice the disciplines of submission and serving, we are freed from the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way, and we find the freedom to value and serve others.

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Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Branded: The Iconoclasm of Marketing

The moment you slip from branding as an evangelistic tool to branding God, your logos and graphics have slipped from tool in service to God to weapon of iconoclasm - destroying an image. Hashtag simony. We do not create Team Trinity. We are called to receive the brand of Jesus Christ (not his motivational verse t-shirt). Christ imprints himself on our thoughts, our emotions, our decisions. By his stripes we are healed, and there is no web analytics metric to measure the bleeding back of Word Made Flesh. We are called to be made into the image of God, to be bearers of God's image, and anything that eats away at the image of God in us is violently iconoclastic.

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