Shane Raynor

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Duck Dynasty, Defrockings, and Free Speech

By Shane Raynor
There are two big stories blowing up on social media right now, both related to homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The most widely discussed one involves the star of the popular … read more

Mary, Mercy, and the Magnificat

By Shane Raynor
If you’ve never read the Magnificat closely, you should. (It’s the text of Luke 1:46-55, where Mary prophesies during her visit to her relative Elizabeth.) I’ve… read more

Why I'm Open to Online Communion

By Shane Raynor
Last year I had the pleasure of having lunch with Andy Langford when he was visiting Nashville. Andy is a well-known United Methodist pastor who has been making a few waves in… read more

The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

By Shane Raynor
Remember the three backwoodsmen from the 1980’s TV show Newhart? These guys were brothers, and whenever they’d enter a scene, one would announce, “Hi, I'm Larry; … read more

Sudafed Christianity

By Shane Raynor
A couple of years ago, I was dealing with a nasty cold, so I headed to my friendly neighborhood Walgreens for some Sudafed. This had been my over-the-counter decongestant of… read more

Flee from the Wrath to Come?

By Shane Raynor
A common theme of John Wesley's preaching was, "Flee from the wrath to come." Is this message still relevant in the 21st century? If so, how do we present it effectively?(Don't… read more
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