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Wesleyan Accent ~ Truth and Grace from Women

Note from the Editor: Over the years Wesleyan Accent has featured many voices from across the Wesleyan Methodist family of Christian faith. This includes contributors from The Wesleyan Church, The United Methodist Church, The A.M.E. Zion Church, The Church of the Nazarene, and more.

We’re pleased that among the pastors and professors who write for us, we regularly feature strong voices of women in ministry who preach and proclaim the Christian faith. John and Charles Wesley watched their mother Susanna teach Bible studies to villagers gathered at the parsonage door. Her letters to John when he was grown to adulthood show a woman of profound spiritual wisdom.

Today, enjoy this selection of just a few of our posts written by women in ministry. Remember, if you type an author’s name into our search bar, other posts written by her will show in the search results.

Thank you for traveling with us in the company of the Wesleys.

Singer, concert violinist and international evangelist Jean Watson on giving thanks: The Power of Thanksgiving

Malone University Professor Suzanne Nicholson on the nature of the church: The Emaciated Soldier

Wesleyan pastor Rev. Heather Semple on risk and vocation: Obedient Risk

Wesleyan Accent editorial meditation on artist Sandy Blass and her depiction of the nativity in Why Deny the Obvious Child.

World Methodist Evangelism Executive Director Rev. Dr. Kimberly Reisman on evangelism and faith-sharing: The E-Word, or, We Don’t Talk About That in Polite Company

Wesleyan pastor Rev. Elizabeth Moyer on PTSD and Sunday morning gatherings: Anxiety in Worship

Church of the Nazarene pastor’s spouse Carrie Carter on global connection: The Enemy Who Was Not an Enemy

Wesley scholar Dr. Tammie Grimm on patterns of domestic spirituality in Celtic faith: A Flame of Love: Celtic Christianity within Reach

Lay preacher Michelle Bauer on faith and fear: The Famine and the Lie

United Methodist elder Rev. Jennifer Moxley on miscarriage and proclamation: Huldah and Keepers of the Word

Wesleyan pastor’s spouse Linda White on praying for the church: My Prayer

United Methodist elder Rev. Carolyn Moore on the value of Wesleyan theology: When Calvinism Becomes Dangerous

Wesleyan Accent interview with pastors of color, including United Methodist pastor Rev. Yvette Blair-Lavallais and United Methodist homiletics professor Rev. Dr. Joy Moore: In Their Words: When Pastors Face Prejudice

World Methodist Evangelism Associate Director of Community and Creative Development Rev. Elizabeth Glass Turner on faith and works: The Will to Prepare the Way

United Methodist Bishop Debbie Wallace-Padgett on seasons of waiting and growth: A Season of Yeasting

The Church of the Nazarene pastor Rev. Tara Beth Leach on vocation: My Call to Senior Pastoral Ministry

Featured photo courtesy Diane Helentjaris at Unsplash: this photo features Rev. Michelle C. Thomas, pastor of the historic John Wesley Church in Waterford, Virginia.