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Morgan Guyton

Bible with Cross Shadow

“Bible with Cross Shadow,” David Campbell, Flickr C.C.

His understanding of Christian salvation today combines what he sees as the best of evangelical tradition with the best of progressive insights, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Apr 20, 2017 1:58 PM

Morgan with Ashes

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Ash Wednesday offers Christians a chance to recognize their complicity in the sins of the institutional church as well as their personal sins, writers the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:41 PM Practicing Faith

Radical Jesus

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What if today's Christians resisted white supremacy in America by disrupting the Lenten worship services of white nationalist churches the way Jesus disrupted religious authority in his day? asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Feb 23, 2017 3:49 PM Perspectives

Ieshia Evans

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Inspired by a scripture, the Rev. Morgan Guyton remembers the witness of a Christian nurse from Pennsylvania, and seeks her spiritual fortitude for himself. more

Feb 9, 2017 12:16 PM Perspectives

ICE Visit

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Joining a group of church people supporting an immigrant, the Rev. Morgan Guyton experiences what it's like to visit a U.S. immigration office in New Orleans. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:35 PM Perspectives

No Walls

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A core Christian principle is that Jesus tears down dividing walls between people, which means that we Jesus followers shouldn't allow any walls to be built between us and our neighbors, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jan 30, 2017 12:26 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

American Christians should be alert to five attitudes of a Christian subculture that also lie behind the Trump Administration's assertions of "alternative facts," writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:09 PM Perspectives

Alex Jones

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Comparing his own conservative evangelical upbringing with today's so-called "post-truth" era, the Rev. Morgan Guyton challenges believers to become obedient to truth rather than authority. more

Jan 4, 2017 2:51 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

Ferguson

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Too many white Christians see Jesus’ salvation as getting out of a trip to the heavenly principal’s office, instead of God's wrath against those who oppress the marginalized, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:18 PM Advocating Justice 4 Comments

While continued vigilance of the new administration is legitimate, the Rev. Morgan Guyton decides to put his energies elsewhere rather than continuing to react by the president-elect's outrageous tweets. more

Dec 1, 2016 3:50 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

Pharisee Tax Collector

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Humility and mercy are the best ways to approach the way we pray, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Nov 29, 2016 2:50 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Internet Troll

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Every time we dehumanize anyone on the other side, we are doing the work of Satan even if it makes us feel galvanized with self-righteous zeal, and that's what we must resist most vigorously now, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Nov 22, 2016 8:28 AM Perspectives

Tulane Trans Day

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton finds that he senses God's presence more about the outcasts in recent weeks than among election victors and institutional leaders. more

Nov 21, 2016 7:09 AM Perspectives

Lee Statue

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"Intersectionality" -- the ways various forms of prejudice interact with one another -- deeply affects how one interprets Bible passages used to "clobber" or liberate marginalized people even today, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:06 PM Perspectives 4 Comments

Vote Trump Church

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In the wake of Donald Trump's election to the presidency on divisive, racist rhetoric, the Rev. Morgan Guyton counsels that it's time to stand with people of color who feel threatened by the coming administration. more

Nov 10, 2016 1:13 PM Advocating Justice 5 Comments

Jerusalem Council

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Enthusiasm reported from Christian conferences with vastly different perspectives leads the Rev. Morgan Guyton to counsel "testing the spirits" that occur during meetings of the Commission on A Way Forward. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:07 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

Jesus Communion

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He doesn't know what needs to be said after a truly toxic presidential campaign, but the Rev. Morgan Guyton plans to offer Election Day Communion anyway. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:02 PM Practicing Faith

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton has been invited to explain Christian spirituality to a group with no Christian affiliation. Here's what he plans to say. more

Oct 19, 2016 11:33 AM Practicing Faith

Dubya and Hillary

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Two of the most hated politicians in America, George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton, both belong to The United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Morgan Guyton hopes the UMC continues to welcome people of all politics. more

Oct 17, 2016 2:24 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Open Table

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After his own unhappy experience with InterVarsity, which recently purged its staff of people who disagreed with its anti-LGBTQ stances, the Rev. Morgan Guyton invites inclusive campus ministries to form a network. more

Oct 8, 2016 12:37 PM

Bible with Cross Shadow

“Bible with Cross Shadow,” David Campbell, Flickr C.C.

His understanding of Christian salvation today combines what he sees as the best of evangelical tradition with the best of progressive insights, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Apr 20, 2017 1:58 PM

Morgan with Ashes

Photo from Morgan Guyton

Ash Wednesday offers Christians a chance to recognize their complicity in the sins of the institutional church as well as their personal sins, writers the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:41 PM Practicing Faith

Radical Jesus

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

What if today's Christians resisted white supremacy in America by disrupting the Lenten worship services of white nationalist churches the way Jesus disrupted religious authority in his day? asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Feb 23, 2017 3:49 PM Perspectives

Ieshia Evans

Photo by Jonathan Bachman / Reuters via Wikimedia

Inspired by a scripture, the Rev. Morgan Guyton remembers the witness of a Christian nurse from Pennsylvania, and seeks her spiritual fortitude for himself. more

Feb 9, 2017 12:16 PM Perspectives

ICE Visit

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

Joining a group of church people supporting an immigrant, the Rev. Morgan Guyton experiences what it's like to visit a U.S. immigration office in New Orleans. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:35 PM Perspectives

No Walls

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

A core Christian principle is that Jesus tears down dividing walls between people, which means that we Jesus followers shouldn't allow any walls to be built between us and our neighbors, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jan 30, 2017 12:26 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

American Christians should be alert to five attitudes of a Christian subculture that also lie behind the Trump Administration's assertions of "alternative facts," writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:09 PM Perspectives

Alex Jones

Brent Humphreys Photo

Comparing his own conservative evangelical upbringing with today's so-called "post-truth" era, the Rev. Morgan Guyton challenges believers to become obedient to truth rather than authority. more

Jan 4, 2017 2:51 PM Perspectives 3 Comments

Ferguson

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

Too many white Christians see Jesus’ salvation as getting out of a trip to the heavenly principal’s office, instead of God's wrath against those who oppress the marginalized, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:18 PM Advocating Justice 4 Comments

While continued vigilance of the new administration is legitimate, the Rev. Morgan Guyton decides to put his energies elsewhere rather than continuing to react by the president-elect's outrageous tweets. more

Dec 1, 2016 3:50 PM Perspectives 2 Comments

Pharisee Tax Collector

Eikonik, Deviant Art C.C.

Humility and mercy are the best ways to approach the way we pray, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Nov 29, 2016 2:50 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Internet Troll

Illustration Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

Every time we dehumanize anyone on the other side, we are doing the work of Satan even if it makes us feel galvanized with self-righteous zeal, and that's what we must resist most vigorously now, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Nov 22, 2016 8:28 AM Perspectives

Tulane Trans Day

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

The Rev. Morgan Guyton finds that he senses God's presence more about the outcasts in recent weeks than among election victors and institutional leaders. more

Nov 21, 2016 7:09 AM Perspectives

Lee Statue

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

"Intersectionality" -- the ways various forms of prejudice interact with one another -- deeply affects how one interprets Bible passages used to "clobber" or liberate marginalized people even today, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:06 PM Perspectives 4 Comments

Vote Trump Church

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

In the wake of Donald Trump's election to the presidency on divisive, racist rhetoric, the Rev. Morgan Guyton counsels that it's time to stand with people of color who feel threatened by the coming administration. more

Nov 10, 2016 1:13 PM Advocating Justice 5 Comments

Jerusalem Council

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Enthusiasm reported from Christian conferences with vastly different perspectives leads the Rev. Morgan Guyton to counsel "testing the spirits" that occur during meetings of the Commission on A Way Forward. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:07 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

Jesus Communion

Photo Courtesy of Mercy Not Sacrifice

He doesn't know what needs to be said after a truly toxic presidential campaign, but the Rev. Morgan Guyton plans to offer Election Day Communion anyway. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:02 PM Practicing Faith

Rublev Icon Guyton

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton has been invited to explain Christian spirituality to a group with no Christian affiliation. Here's what he plans to say. more

Oct 19, 2016 11:33 AM Practicing Faith

Dubya and Hillary

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

Two of the most hated politicians in America, George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton, both belong to The United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Morgan Guyton hopes the UMC continues to welcome people of all politics. more

Oct 17, 2016 2:24 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

Open Table

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

After his own unhappy experience with InterVarsity, which recently purged its staff of people who disagreed with its anti-LGBTQ stances, the Rev. Morgan Guyton invites inclusive campus ministries to form a network. more

Oct 8, 2016 12:37 PM