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Wesleyan Wisdom: James had it right – ‘Faith without works is dead’

Two previous columns have highlighted the role of “belonging” and “believing” in our Christian journey. The third dimension is “behaving.” When we argue about religion, we usually argue about doctrine or some debatable interpretation of a verse of Scripture. Let us consider the ultimate test of “good” or “bad” religion. Does it meet the criterion […]

Wesleyan Wisdom: Is the nature of belief exclusive or inclusive?

In the last column, I noted that the portal into any new “people group” is belonging. So many clergy tell me the nightmare of itinerancy is that when their kids arrive in a new church, school and community, other Christian youth shun them as newcomers. Meanwhile, the peers who reach out to them are often […]