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Site Update

website-updatesAs a new year begins, I find I am having to make changes to this web site. The site has grown, and I need to rearrange some files and switch to a new blogging system. Read More...
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John Wesley’s New Year

Wesley_preachingHow John Wesley Spent the New Year in 1785. Read More...
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The Wesleyan Covenant Prayer

jwesley004The Prayer from John Wesley's 1780 Covenant Service; the text and some links. Read More...
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For Those Who Leave the Professional Ministry

exit_ministry_263207208Some thoughts on a blog post by Jason Savage. Read More...
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Wesley: “Speak and Spare Not”

jwesley-rdJohn Wesley said: “"Where Christian perfection is not strongly and explicitly preached, there is seldom any remarkable blessing from God….” Read More...
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The Real War for Christmas

Adam_twitterSome quotes from a post by Adam Erickson at the God’s Politics blog. Read More...
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Charles Wesley: Let earth and heaven combine….

nativity-iconThe lyrics of a hymn by Charles Wesley. Read More...
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N. T. Wright: Power to Become Children

nt_wrightA brief quote from a sermon preached by N. T. Wright on Christmas Day, 2007.
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From Around the Internet

internet-wrldA collections of links from around the Internet: Duck Dynasty, controversy and Christmas. Read More...
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What Is Prayer?

prayer-image_2The following reflections are aimed at developing a basic definition of prayer. In order to discuss prayer, we need to know what we are talking about. Read More...
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Nelson Mandela's Wesleyan Roots

NelsonMandela5“The Church was as concerned with this world as the next: I saw that virtually all of the achievements of Africans seemed to have come about through the missionary work of the Church.”
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Misty Irons: The Failure of Ex-Gay Ministries

misty-irons-021Guest blog by Misty Irons. “To be clear, this is not a case of ex-gay ministries producing both the success stories and the not-so-successful stories…” Read More...
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Old St. Nick

St._Nick-susan-sealsHappy St. Nicholas Day! Here are some links to Information about the real St. Nicholas. Read More...
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Derek Ouellette: Christian Labels (and how to use them)

Derek-Ouellette17300On labels and how people (Christians particularly) label each other: is it a bad thing or a good thing — or both?
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Rob Bell on How to Read the Bible

rob_bell“I don’t read the Bible like a flat line.” Read More...
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Notes on Colossians 1:25, 26

PaulIn the passage before us, the apostle Paul talks about his own ministry. Read More...
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Ken Schenck: Common Denominator of Scripture

Ken_Schenck-in-officeGuest blog by Ken Schenck, Dean of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and Professor of New Testament and Christian Ministry. “What would a hermeneutic look like today that tried to recapture the "inerrancy" of the pre-modern era?” Read More...
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Wesley: Can Any Christian Revival Continue?

jwesley-rdA brief quotation from John Wesley: why he did not think the Methodist revival would continue. Read More...
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N.T. Wright on Pauline Authorship

paul-and-the-faithfulness-of-godThanks to the Reformedish Derek Rishmawy for this quote from N. T. Wright’s new (and huge) book on the teachings of the apostle Paul, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Read More...
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Oswalt: Yahweh and the Ancient Gods

joswalt002seqn-200x300Here is another item from Asbury Theological Seminary’s Seven Minute Seminary series. Read More...
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