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John William Fletcher on Prayer

John William Fletcher on Prayer

Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, 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...

Methodist Churches

Methodist Churches

Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Methodist churches, October Articles

The study of the history of Methodism will result in the awareness that many denominations are related historically and theologically as spiritual descendants of John Wesley. Some denominations, though not related to Methodism from the point of their origins, are related theologically that is they are Arminian or Wesleyan-Arminian. Though some smaller groups or denominations may not be...Read more... Read more...

America’s Bishop: Francis Asbury

America’s Bishop: Francis Asbury

Christian Biography, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Methodist churches

March 31, 1816 Death of Francis Asbury Francis Asbury (August 20, 1745 – March 31, 1816) is remembered most for the leadership he provided to early American Methodism. Asbury must not be associated with the theologians of Methodism. Like Jabez Bunting among the British Wesleyan Methodists, Asbury was a great churchman within the American Methodist Episcopal Church. He was one of...Read more... Read more...

Standing Against the King: Bishop Thomas Ken

Standing Against the King: Bishop Thomas Ken

Anglican Churches, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, History of Hymns, Music

March 19, 1711 Bishop Thomas Ken passes away Each time the Doxology is sung, Christians should deeply sense the reverence and gratitude its words evoke for a holy God, but they should also hear its accompanying invitation to fidelity to the Word and will of God. In contemporary America, the clergy are less ready to stand against social, moral, and political decadence than were previous...Read more... Read more...

The Christian Week and Sabbath

The Christian Week and Sabbath

Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, 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...

The Reformation in England

The Reformation in England

Anglican Churches, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, January Articles

January 1531 Henry VII declared head of English Church The Reformation in the English Church was separate from the Lutheran Reformation and the Swiss Reformation, though more similar to these than to the Radical Reformation in Europe. Beginning under Henry VIII, the Reformation in England initially rejected the principles of the Magisterial Lutheran and Swiss Reformers. Eventually,...Read more... Read more...

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