The United Methodist Church employs an itinerant system for its clergy, moving them every few years to a new congregation. John Murdock posits that the UM appointment system is one of the cuts slowly bleeding to death a once vigorous spiritual and cultural bulwark.
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.
Have you been considering joining a house church? Let us help you! Andy Hogue offers some wise and witty reasons why you might want to reconsider the switch.
For many today, notions of “the wrath of God” may seem outdated, questionable, or even backward. Regardless, the theme of God’s wrath permeates all of Scripture and was a central theme in the DNA of the Wesleyan revival. Paul Lawler offers 4 reasons why we should retain this important doctrine.
What John Wesley thought about the Trinity was wonderfully predictable. Since his overall cast of thought was to be aligned with classic Christian doctrine, centered on the gospel, and intensely interested in spiritual experience and spiritual progress, his trinitarianism likewise exhibits these traits.
The holiness movement reminds us that alien righteousness is not God’s last word for the believer. Read more today from Timothy Tennent on the gift of entire sanctification and what it means for Christians.
I’m a Wesleyan. Always have been, always will be. However, as I look across the landscape of American evangelicalism, it’s hard to escape the...
Within a few months of beginning field preaching in 1739, Wesley had set up the basic structure that was to mark Methodism for more than a century: Societies, Bands, and Class Meetings.
One of the things that contributed to the quick spread of Methodism in its early days was the class meeting. Wesley was very intentional...
W. B. Fitzgerald once summarized British Methodists' distinctive Wesleyan aspects of salvation with the “four alls." Read more from Scott Kisker as he explains how these relate to biblical salvation.