Still in Georgia, John Wesley’s romance with Sophy Hopkey ends badly when he refuses her communion after he broke off their relationship and she married another man.
Continuing his “Grease” interpretation of John Wesley’s Georgia courtship of Sophy Hopkey, Rev. Charlie Baber encourages finding a trusted friend to confide in it seems that boundaries are being wrongly crossed.
Like the plot of the classic coming-of-age movie “Grease,” John Wesley struggles with his “sexy feels” for Sophy Hopkey, while his brother Charles gets an angelic vision.
John Wesley’s “romance” with Sophy Hopkey in Georgia points toward Wesley’s eventual theology of “Christian perfection,” which he saw as holiness, the Rev. Charlie Baber.
The Holy Club mission to Georgia was full of expectation. John and Charles Wesley travelled with fellow Oxford Methodists Benjamin Ingham and Charles Delamotte to serve as missionaries in the early years of the Georgia social experiment. They expecte…
When we think about the Wesleys’ missionary journey to Georgia, we usually only hear about John Wesley’s strange and inappropriate relationship with young Sophy Hopkey (we’ll get there soon). But Charles Wesley also spent time in America, and he was al…
With its giddy anticipation and wrenching despair, the Wesleys’ missionary journey to Georgia offers parallels to the hazards of today’s ordained ministry, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber.
What gives you real assurance of your standing as a child of God? The Wesley Bros confront this question in the context of their mortality.
The Wesley Bros head out on a mission to Georgia, while the Rev. Charlie Baber encourages those who would go on short-term missions to reflect on what would truly help those in need.
The Wesley Bros – with a guest appearance by brother Sam – ponder their complicated relationship with their father Samuel Wesley at the time of his death.