Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is seeking to hire three professors. Mission fit with the university’s Wesleyan and Evangelical ethos is important.
A pastor I was working with once told me, “Christians shouldn’t be melancholy.” I did not agree with his statement but could not articulate a response. Last night, as I flew away from my family once again, I figured out why.
I love rain, but I hate cloudy days. Yet, God appeared in a cloud. Is that because God is made visible in the gray, when life is a headache? Maybe in our moments of discomfort, of uncertainty and doubt, of walking in the wilderness – that is when we see, when the God who is always near us is made visible, a shape rising in the opacity of our monochromatic situations.
Christian faith is faith in God and when the Christian Confession names God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, it is pointing to the fact that in His inner life and nature, God is not dead, not passive, not inactive, but that God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit exist in an inner relationship and movement, which may very well be described as a story. – Karl Barth