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Author: Andrew Dragos

4 Reasons Why the Poor Mattered to Early Methodism

It is well known that early Methodism was especially concerned for the poor of society. The Methodist revival included field preaching to coalminers and the establishment of schools, employment opportunities, and special banks for the poor. Andrew Dragos suggests 4 reasons why Wesleyan spirituality was oriented toward the under-classes of society.

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7 Quick Facts about Islam

The month of Ramadan, a time of prayer and fasting for Muslims, lasts from June 28th – July 28 in 2014. Get up to speed on the basics of Islam with these 7 quick facts that will help you understand and connect with your Muslim neighbors.

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Round-up of Resources on the Holy Spirit

Pentecost falls on June 8 this year, so we’ve taken the time to round up some of our leading resources on the Holy Spirit for you. They include Seven Minute Seminary videos, recommended reading lists, scholarly profiles, quotes, and more.

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7 Quick Facts about Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, “the fifth of May,” is pronounced siŋ-kō-də-ˈmī-ō—it’s not like the spread you put on your sandwich. It commemorates an unlikely victory for a Mexican army over the powerful invading French army in 1862, though Mexico ultimately lost the war.

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6 Steps to Reading the Bible like John Wesley

Wesley was “a man of one book,” meaning that for doctrine, devotion, and especially preaching, the Bible played an indispensable role. Using Wesley’s quote as a basic guide for reading Scripture, we may glean a healthy and balanced process of encountering God in Scripture by these 6 steps: read, pray, compare, meditate, consult, teach.

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7 Quick Facts about St. Patrick's Day

From his birth to high-ranking Roman colonists parents to his death on March 17 in the late 5th century, St. Patrick was best known for his evangelistic fervor, courage, and humility, even in the face of difficult opposition from druid religious leaders. Here are seven quick facts you may not know about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day.

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7 Quick Facts about Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a popular day of celebration in the United States and beyond, but most people know surprisingly little about the origins of the holiday. This isn’t necessarily surprising, as surprisingly little is known about Saint Valentine except his name. Here are some other quick facts you may not know about Valentine’s history.

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The Dream of Social Holiness on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If the scandal used to be that slavery and religion could co-exist, today it is that holiness could be conceived of by some as something other than social. Today we remember those prophets like Martin Luther King Jr. who called God’s people to be holy as he is holy, and today we press on in full faith that God will do it.

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