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John Wesley and Christian Education

Did you know the Methodists are the ones who started “Sunday School”? When I was taking a class on John Wesley during seminary, my professor mentioned this, and I thought to myself: “Are you saying that the modern day Sunday School system did not exist before the 18th century? Are you saying that John Wesley…

A brand plucked from the fire!

When John Wesley grew up as a son among nineteen children of Rev. Samuel Wesley and Susannah Wesley, he spent much of his childhood in an area called Epworth in England. As a child there was a time when the parsonage or rectory was caught on fire. The Wesleys tried to get everyone out of…

Wesley’s Dream for Evangelism and Mission

“I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.” – John Wesley The above quote is true to the spirit of John Wesley…

On John Wesley’s View of Social Religion

John Wesley wrote: “The gospel of Christ knows of no religion, but social; no holiness but social holiness.”  The word “social” is being used here. And we must make sure we understand the use of this word. Very often in the mainline church, we mistake “social holiness” as social justice. No. Some even mistake this…

How to Discern Like A Wesleyan

John Wesley developed a discipline that a Wesleyan scholar by the name of Albert C. Outler would later on refer to as: The Wesleyan Quadrilateral. There are four sources of doing theology and doing faith living. They are: Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience in specifically that order. They serve as sources of determining how we…