Tuesday, January 27, 2009

God is ...

Psalm 18:1-2

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock,
my fortress
and my deliverer;

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and
the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold.

Psalm 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not be in want.

Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation
— whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
— of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Quote for the day

"You can safely assume you have created God in your own image when it turns out he hates all the same people you do."

Ann Lamott, Bird by Bird (New York: Anchor, 1994), 22. Quoted in Ed Cyzewski, Coffeehouse Theology: Reflecting on God in Everyday Life (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2008), 42.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bible Software Suggestions

My favorite Bible Software program is the LOGOS Bible Software based on Libronix. Over the last few months they have released two titles that represent the Wesleyan theological position:

The Eerdmans Wesleyan Bible Commentary (7 Volumes)

Wesleyan Bible Commentary Series

They will not be published until enough orders have been received to support their initial development. If you use LOGOS or have considered using it, I would recommend adding these two titles to your collection. Even if you are not of the Wesleyan persuasion, I would encourage you to add these to your library - they will provide the voices from the Wesleyan perspective, rather than repeating the straw men that are too often portrayed by opposing camps. They may even add to your own understanding of the scripture.

Yours because His,

Floyd Johnson

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wesley's Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

thou art mine, and I am thine.

So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.

(as used in the Book of Offices of the British Methodist Church, 1936)