Wesley Weekly #22 – Old Testament Socialism?

Karl Moses? Hello everyone! Wesley is in full swing and examining the concept of doubt as it relates to faith and culture issues. We’re going to continue to tackle some controversial issues and help understand the nature of belief in a changing cultural environment. What You May Have Missed… Last week we discussed Jesus’s viewsContinue reading “Wesley Weekly #22 – Old Testament Socialism?”

Wesley Weekly #19: God and the Gender Spectrum

Understanding progressive Christianity and a better approach to gender. Welcome back to another week of Wesley at MSU. Continuing on with our theme of doubt for the Spring Semester, we are going to be focusing on understand the diverse and progressive spectrum of various religious, philosophical, and cultural subjects. What You May Have Missed LastContinue reading “Wesley Weekly #19: God and the Gender Spectrum”

Wesley Weekly #16: Happy New Year!

Should old acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind? Happy New Year all! We hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year’s celebration, and we will be back with more content next week! That’s all for this week’s edition of Wesley Weekly! Don’t forget to like and follow our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, andContinue reading “Wesley Weekly #16: Happy New Year!”

Director’s Thoughts – Suffering as Abusive Theology

Introduction: I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept suffering recently. It’s a subject that I don’t believe has been discussed or portrayed well throughout the religious and philosophical perspective that I and many were brought up in. It has also, unfortunately, been used harmfully and destructively in the lives of others. Interestingly, this subjectContinue reading “Director’s Thoughts – Suffering as Abusive Theology”

Wesley Weekly #13: Time to Doubt!

Not sure about that… What You May Have Missed… During our last weeks meeting, we tackled the issue of hell. We examined the cultural, scriptural, and theological background. We talked about the spectrum of different beliefs and views on the subject, and evaluated the strengths and issues faced by each one. However we arrived atContinue reading “Wesley Weekly #13: Time to Doubt!”

Wesley Weekly # 12: To Hell With It!

Abandon all hope ye who intern here! Welcome everyone back to the Wesley Foundation at MSU. We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break. After taking a week off, we’re back to asking the tough questions. What you may have missed… This week, you tell us. How was your Thanksgiving during this difficult time?Continue reading “Wesley Weekly # 12: To Hell With It!”

Director’s Thoughts – Understanding Fundamentalism

Introduction: Regarding Christian fundamentalism, Jerry Falwell Sr. once said, “A fundamentalist is just an evangelical who is mad at something.” I’ve thought about this quote quite often over the past month as I’ve worked to research and attempt to unpack the fundamentalist worldview. I’ve spent some time teaching about fundamentalism, and am planning on writingContinue reading “Director’s Thoughts – Understanding Fundamentalism”

Director’s Thoughts: Hermeneutics on Sin and Same-Sex Relationships

Introduction: The subject of sin and same-sex relationships is an ever present one in the current Christian community. It has split churches and denominations. It has spurred personal and political conflict. It has become the defining theological issue of our time and is a constant source of anger, frustration, hurt and sorrow for many throughoutContinue reading “Director’s Thoughts: Hermeneutics on Sin and Same-Sex Relationships”

Wesley Weekly #4: Lost in Translation

No one pronounces potato as po-tah-to. What you may have missed: Last week we dove into the subject of hermeneutics, or examining how people interpret the bible. We focused a lot on translation, and how all translation involves interpretation. In other words, you may already be reading the bible through a particular theological lens rightContinue reading “Wesley Weekly #4: Lost in Translation”