Opposition, Persecution, and Perseverance

John Wesley challenged listeners throughout England (and Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) to a deeper level of commitment and a serious pursuit of a holy...

The Foundry in London: Two Sides of the Gospel

John Wesley spent much of his time in London during 1738 helping to form a religious society that became known as the Fetter Lane Society. Religious...

Divisions in Our Church, Divisions in Our Nation

I spent 24 hours this week meeting with a group of 16 leaders in the United Methodist Church discussing the issue of homosexuality and if there is a...

God's Love for Sinners and Drunkards

As I look back over my life, the best parts all have something to do with the love of God. My choice to follow God has made me a better husband to my...

God’s Violence in the Old Testament, Part 3: Possible Solutions

This post is a continuation of my previous two posts. Together they are an excerpt from one chapter of my new book, Making Sense of the Bible...

God’s Violence in the Old Testament, Part 2: Possible Solutions

In my last post, I mentioned three categories of violence attributed to God in the Old Testament that leave people scratching their heads.  These are...

God’s Violence in the Old Testament: The Problem

Among the questions I’m most often asked about the Bible is this one: “Why does God seem so loving in the New Testament but angry, harsh, and...

Visiting Wesley's England

As I prepare for tomorrow's webinar on my upcoming book, Revival, I wanted to share with you some special photos from my travels last year to England....

A Faith Uniting Head and Heart

One of the defining marks of John Wesley’s own faith and of the eighteenth-century Methodist revival was that it involved not only the emotions but...

Travel Photos From Greece and Turkey

I have just returned from a trip retracing Paul's journeys. Our team flew 6,200 miles to get to Perge, Turkey, where we began filming. We then...

John Wesley for a Divisive World

In one of his most famous sermons, “Catholic Spirit,” John Wesley wrote, “Though we can’t think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of...

Who Really Wrote Paul's Letters?

I’m currently in Turkey, Greece, and Italy retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul.  I thought this was a great occasion to include an excerpt...

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