“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”
My brother, Mike, pointed out something that really made me think. He does that. I’d tell you to follow him on Twitter so he can make you think too, but I have thus far failed to convince him to sign up. Maybe someday. If it happens, it’ll be ReEmergent Church Blog newsworthy, so stay tuned.
He asked a question about the continuing legal battle in Pakistan over a Christian woman accused of blasphemy: “If this woman’s death sentence for ‘blasphemy’ is upheld by the local, high, AND supreme courts of Pakistan, can we please reopen the discussion that Islamic violence is being perpetrated [not] only by ‘radicals’ and ‘extremists?'”
I’ve normally been on the “benefit of the doubt” side of this debate most of the time–often a counter to my brother, a veteran of the recent Iraq war, who is ready for someone to name names and call Islam out as a systemic perpetuation of violence, oppression, discrimination… you name it.
However, Mike clearly has some things right. Read the rest of this entry »
Former Asbury Seminary Vice President Dr. Steve Harper Speaks on Finding Unity in the Church Despite Differences over HomosexualityPosted: March 5, 2015 by Matt Horan in Uncategorized
Read more from Dr. Harper’s great blog on Wesleyan spiritual formation and leadership by clicking here.