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John William Fletcher on Prayer

John William Fletcher on Prayer

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, Experience, Practice & Life, June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer

One of the most remarkable ministers in English history, and in all the history of the Christian Church, was an Anglican priest by the name of John William Fletcher (1729-1785), “First Theologian of Methodism.” Fletcher was a close companion with John and Charles Wesley, and had been hand picked by Wesley to succeed himself as leader of British Methodism, but Fletcher died...Read more... Read more...

The Christian Week and Sabbath

The Christian Week and Sabbath

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Experience, Practice & Life, Methodist churches, Sunday

Daniel Whedon was one of the most distinguished Methodist scholars and churchman of nineteenth-century American Methodism. His interest in the subject of the Lord’s Day should be no surprise to the reader given the fact that the subject occupied an important place in Methodist doctrine and practice, but it also was one of great importance to the spiritual life of America from its...Read more... Read more...

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839 -1908)

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, History of Hymns, Methodist churches

Phoebe Worrall Palmer (1807-1874), mother of Phoebe Palmer Knapp, was one of the most widely known women of the nineteenth century. Phoebe Palmer was born in New York City on December 18, 1807 to Henry and Doreth Wade Worrall. On September 28, 1827, Phoebe Worrall married Walter C. Palmer, a Methodist Episcopal Church lay leader, lay preacher, and homeopathic physician in New York...Read more... Read more...

Wesleyan-Arminian Theologians

Wesleyan-Arminian Theologians

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Methodist churches

Wesleyan-Arminian Theologians, by Dr. Stephen Flick Throughout the twentieth century, Methodism in America generally moved from its evangelical historic Christian roots toward liberalism and a host of lesser-known theologies and philosophical movements. With the rise of Darwinism, the basis of authority in Christianity was deeply challenged. Darwin himself confessed that he did not...Read more... Read more...

Dr. Richard Shelley Taylor (1912-2006)

Dr. Richard Shelley Taylor (1912-2006)

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Methodist churches, Nazarene Church

Richard Shelley Taylor was born in Cornelius, Oregon, March 30, 1912 and passed away in 2006 at the age of 94. Dr. Taylor was a widely respected Church of the Nazarene minister, educator, and author. He was Professor Emeritus of Theology and Missions where he had served at the Nazarene Theological Seminary from 1961-1977. Contents * Click headings to navigate; click headings to return....Read more... Read more...

The Origin of Arminian Theology

The Origin of Arminian Theology

Arminianism, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Methodist churches

Under Martin Luther and John Calvin, theology moved away from Pelagianism, or the belief that man was solely responsible for his spiritual direction. In its place, Luther and Calvin suggested that determinism (or pagan fatalism) was the most appropriate description of how God relates to the world. That is, the doctrine of determinism taught that God preordained everything that occurs...Read more... Read more...