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.
The Wesley Bros and their friend George Whitefield discover a definition for religion that transcends their respective ideas.
The Wesley Bros recall the origins of Methodism in the Oxford “Holy Club,” and how its adherence to foundational scriptures on works of piety and mercy relate to today’s social and political conflicts.
We often get into murky territory when we talk about sin. Most people think of Christians as people who just point out what’s wrong with everybody else, who use the word “sin” as a way to exclude the people whose sins are somehow worse than the mistake…
Sanctification, or in the Methodist tradition “going on to perfection,” helps us “to live our lives as the fragrance of Christ in this world, always experiencing a greater abundance of God’s loving presence,” writes the Rev. Charlie Baber.
The famous dispute between John Wesley and George Whitefield reminds us that no one person has the full understanding of God’s love and forgiveness; everyone belongs at the table.
Observing Aldersgate Week when both Charles and John Wesley experienced conviction of their salvation through God’s Holy Spirit, Wesley Bros looks at Methodism’s history of schisms and mergers as the UMC seeks A Way Forward.