Items Tagged "John Wesley"
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Why did Jesus have to die?
As every Christian knows, Jesus freely died for our sins. But was there a less brutal way for God and humanity to be reconciled? Read More
Will a Wesley win Lent Madness?
"We put 32 saints in a basketball-type bracket and they go at it." Priest plays off March Madness, to teach lesson that we all have flaws. Read More
What are means of grace?
Join the discussion Feb. 27 as experts explore the concept of grace and what practices John Wesley recommended for a closer relationship with God. Read More
Methodism started as a movement to inspire and train disciples for Christian living and to spread scriptural holiness across the land. Read More
The Wesleyan Means of Grace
Courageous and forward-leaning mission congregations practice spiritual disciplines. Our vital work is a spiritual adventure based in John Wesley’s means of grace. Read More
Distinctive Wesleyan Emphases
Although Wesley shared with many other Christians a belief in grace, justification, assurance, and sanctification, he combined them in a powerful manner to create distinctive emphases for living the full Christian life. Read More
Teaching grace in Christian education
John Wesley helped us to understand grace by naming three aspects. Read More
The General Rules of the Methodist Church
Wesley knew how difficult it would be for his followers, particularly those recently converted, to live a holy life. To this end, he created structures and practices that would help foster faithful living in the members of the Methodist Societies. In 1743 he outlined these practices in the "General Rules," which... Read More
The phrase which has relatively recently come into use to describe the principal factors that John Wesley believed illuminate the core of the Christian faith for the believer. Wesley did not formulate the succinct statement now commonly referred to as the Wesley Quadrilateral. Building on the Anglican theological tradition, Wesley... Read More
The term that applies to those things related to John Wesley and the movement he began. The word Wesleyan is in many ways synonymous with the word Methodist.Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission. Read More
The founder of the Methodist movement. John Wesley (1703-1791) was born at Epworth, England, the son of a Church of England clergyman. He was graduated from Christ College, Oxford, England. For a brief period he was a missionary to Georgia. In 1738 he had an intense religious experience at a meeting... Read More
The younger brother of John Wesley and a formative leader in the Methodist movement. Charles Wesley (1707-1788) attended Christ College, Oxford, England, and was a founding member of the Holy Club. He was a missionary to Georgia, was deeply affected by the Moravian beliefs, and had a transforming religious experience... Read More
The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn
The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds. Read More
Our Wesleyan Heritage
Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. Read More
Methodists mark May 24 Aldersgate milestone
World Methodist Evangelism organizes events in London as "people called Methodist" remember the life-changing moment of John Wesley. Read More
Wesleyan values shape future leaders
United Methodist-related Shenandoah University's leader says, 'We are here to form and transform young people.' Read More
Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health
Fatty, artery-clogging treats are out. High fiber, diabetic-friendly foods are in. Fad celebrity diet? No, just following in the footsteps of Methodism founder John Wesley, who said good health requires a strict diet and regular exercise. Read More