Posts under "John Wesley, Holiness, and the Church of the Nazarene"

The Best is Yet to Be?

January 1st, 2017 / No Comments

The idea that life could get better strikes some as naïve. With recent elections, wars and their chaotic aftermath, looming ecological disasters, and more, it seems absurd that things can get better.  Some even say things inevitably getting worse. I disagree. The Pessimists Pessimists will admit that improvement of a certain sort can be made.  […]

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My Response to John Sanders

December 12th, 2016 / 5 Comments

In an article published recently in the Wesleyan Theological Journal, John Sanders raises concerns about and criticizes my theological proposals in The Uncontrolling Love of God. In this essay, I answer his criticisms and explain my views in greater depth. Introduction The problem of evil is conundrum for those who believe in God. Unsolved, it […]

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Life in the Spirit: Out of Control?

June 28th, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Rev. Robert Luhn Recently, the church where I am serving as interim pastor completed a video Bible study series,”When The Spirit Moves” by Jim Cymbala. He’s the senior pastor of the dynamic Brooklyn Tabernacle. Lesson 5 entitled “Who’s In Control?,” contained Rev. Cymbala’s teaching on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Cymbala […]

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Key Themes in Renovating Holiness

March 17th, 2015 / No Comments

I am so encouraged by the conversations the new Renovating Holiness book is sparking! Discussion groups, pastors’ retreats, online communities, Sunday school classes, reprints in periodicals, and more are fueling this interest in embracing holiness anew. The Renovating Holiness book brought together 100+ Millennial and Xer leaders in the Church of the Nazarene. The nearly […]

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