Jason Bayasee, in the United Methodist Portal, discusses the tension between loving people on the individual level and managing large churches in a piece entitled “Loving the Large Church (and Worrying About It.”
Pastor Daniel Harell, in the Patheos Journal, has a long essay discussing Jonathan Edwards’ understanding of Trinitarian love. Compare his work with John Pryor’s post on Jonathan Edwards’ understanding of Creation and you’ll get a pretty good theological education in just under 30 minutes!
Scot McKnight presents a review of the book “Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor,” by scholar Ben Witherington III. Thankfully, in recent years Christian leaders have begun to emphasize the importance of work and labor within the ethical life of Christianity. Rather than simply looking to the businessmen in their churches for tithe money for the latest program, pastors are beginning to appreciate the skills workers offer to the work of the kingdom. This is a good thing.