Category Archives: loving God

Loving Our Neighbor?

This is heads down time in youTheology as we prepare for the pilgrimage and prepare to make available for everyone our materials from the youTheology One Year Journey with high school students.Some of this material in Believe Curriculum pays special attention to John Wesley’s writings, weaving them in and showing how relevant they still are for us. It also shows how seriously Wesley took the Bible and its teachings on loving God and loving neighbor.

Wesley’s sermon, “The Use of Money” is well worth a read.If we love our neighbor as God commands us, we can’t take advantage of  another person’s weakness nor do things that are harmful to our another person’s business to build our own. Each person is that neighbor God is telling us to love. There’s more. I encourage you to read it.

So, working on Believe Curriculum is a refresher as I prepare these excellent presentations by Saint Paul School of Theology faculty members and members of the wider community. It’s also been refreshing and inspiring, leaving me with this question:

What would life be like if we took God seriously in our day-to-day interactions with others, if we sought God’s glory instead of our own and treated others as God has told us?

What do you think?
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future

A Time of Learning

 It was great to have the youTheologians in this past weekend. The focus was on “Loving God, Loving Neighbor: Loving Myself.” It is important to root loving ourselves in loving God and neighbor otherwise we run the risk of narcissism. As we understand more and more of God’s love for us, we gain a greater… Continue Reading

Perspectives from the Field: Civil/Human Rights, Concern for Others and Justice

  A few weeks ago, we honored the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership in civil rights, human rights, concern for the oppressed and justice.  Now, we prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day which is a holiday to celebrate love. In between these two holidays, I ask you … What… Continue Reading

Philanthropy: Loving God, Loving Neighbor

“In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” (Acts 20:35). Throughout the Bible we are told in word and example that we are be concerned… Continue Reading