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Month: August 2016

Kimberly Reisman ~ Wesleyan Methodist Family of Faith

August 31, 2016

Today we begin our World Methodist Conference sessions, Nazarenes and United Methodists, Koreans and Nigerians, hipsters and retirees – what a gift. More than 80 different denominations participate in the World Methodist Council, representing more than 82 million people in 134 countries. What would Susanna Wesley think of her boys’ legacy?

Matt Douglass ~ Baptism and the Missing Mind: My Baby

But such things apply to Joy, if at all, in a far diminished way. I sing the Lord’s Prayer to her, but she’ll never learn to pray. We’ll bring her to church, but she’ll never learn the basics of the faith. We’ll take care of her physically, but to what extent can we really meet her spiritual needs?

Kimberly Reisman ~ Restorative Witness: A Renewed Posture for Evangelism

August 29, 2016

In a polarized age of mistrust and skepticism, Christ-followers are called to a restorative witness, proclaiming the whole creation nature of salvation.

Interview: Aaron Perry & Leadership in the Wesleyan Way

Wesley’s belief in the whole gospel for the whole world had a deep impact on the wideness of leadership potential he saw in a variety of people.

Tom Fuerst ~ I Want to Believe

August 27, 2016

Christians are often assumed to be the kind of people who live in a fantasy world of made-up gods in a spiritual realm and anytime we’re confronted with something that challenges our worldview we put our fingers in our ears and start shouting “no no no!”

Wesleyan Accent ~ In Their Words: How Pastors Pray for Their Children (And Raise Them in the Church)

August 25, 2016

“She grew up knowing the language of prayer, and feeling comfortable with prayer.”

Kimberly Reisman ~ World Methodist Conference

August 24, 2016

Look for our World Methodist Evangelism table if you’re joining us for this rich time of encouragement, learning and worship.

Carrie Carter ~ The Enemy Who Was Not an Enemy

The man’s gaze dropped. Hesitantly, he spoke.
“We are from Iraq.”

Kimberly Reisman ~ Faith Sharing in the Middle East

August 22, 2016

Behind this structure of witness, everyone must first have a posture of availability.

Wesleyan Accent ~ Neighbors in the Middle East

One month ago, an American couple herded three children into a men’s room in the Istanbul, Turkey airport. The wife visibly pregnant, they settled in for the night and texted to family members in the U.S., letting them know that their flight was being delayed indefinitely – keeping some of the details to themselves. All night the parents kept vigil as the children miraculously slept through the sound of explosions, reports of shooting, sonic booms from low-flying fighter jets and men coming in with blood-spattered clothing to wash their faces and hands for their ritual Muslim prayer time.