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Category: Accents of the Church

A New Chapter for Wesleyan Accent

January 31, 2023

As January 2023 draws to a close, Wesleyan Accent is poised to enter a new chapter. The website first drew…

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Advent: We Wait in Community

December 9, 2022

This year for Advent, I’ve been drawn to the concept of waiting. I know that’s a normal Advent theme; in many…

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Finding Gratitude in Hardship

November 23, 2022

When life is rough, the temptation is to give up and go away, believing you are unlovable and done. Paul could have done that, but he didn’t. Don’t you do it either.

The Prayer God Always Answers

October 13, 2022

It might take time or unexpected detours, it may show up in disguise like a trick or treater at the…

The Grief of Leaders: Solitary & Shared

June 14, 2022

When church leaders grieve, there is sometimes a spiritual reality that makes the grief of a pastor or priest slightly…

Fight, Flight, Freeze: Holy Week Unraveled

April 14, 2022

We work so hard to keep Holy Week well-orchestrated: bulletins pristine, lilies in place, songs rehearsed. It’s an important celebration…

[Her] Story: Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy Celebrate Calling

March 15, 2022

From March 10-12 in Grapevine, Texas, Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy hosted [Her] Story, an online and in-person gathering for women…

Why We Must Develop Habits of Deeper Discernment

February 25, 2022

The demands of our world make it abundantly clear that we urgently need Christians who cultivate habits of discernment. Discernment…

Overcoming Antagonism: What You Can Learn from Nehemiah

February 14, 2022

At our church, we’re spending time in the book of Nehemiah and learning how it is that amazing things happen….

Quietly Anchored by Advent

December 6, 2021

Some things you only discover over the long course of years. This frustrates an economy of optimization, hyper-fixated on immediate…