Methodist blogs

by Richard on January 18, 2009

Allan Bevere has the latest round-up.

Speaking of Methodist blogs, can I draw your attention to Nostalgia from Olive Morgan? There are very few bloggers who can begin a post with “It is exactly 70 years since I left school and my family and the small market town of Barnard Castle at the foot of Teesdale…” It’s a short post, but I found it curiously touching.

British Methodists will want to keep The President and Vice-President’s blog on your radar. Blogging is a great way for them to keep in touch with the connexion outside of the ‘official’ channels and it is good to be able to keep up with what they’re up to on our behalf.

Also worth adding to your feedreader is the blog of Methodist Youth President Sarah Malik. Her observations of the connexion should get the attention of every Methodist.

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Olive Morgan 01.19.09 at 10:13 am

Thanks for the link, Richard - and I nearly didn’t put that post on my blog, thinking it was not very interesting. However, I wanted to draw attention to the Wesley Day celebration at Newbiggin-in-Teesdale Methodist Chapel’s 250th Anniversary - the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world that is still in continuous use.


Olive Morgan 01.22.09 at 11:10 am

The President has now returned to blogging, so it’s worth making a visit today.


Bob 05.01.10 at 3:26 pm

Please read and discuss my book on John Wesley.

Have you heard about John Wesley? Do you like reading about John Wesley? Are you interested in John Wesley’s theology?

Are you interested in what John Wesley thought about the Roman Catholics? How about the Quakers? Did you know that he wrote about the Deists and the Mystics and compared their thinking with that of his “True Christianity?” He also wrote about the relationships between Judaism and Christianity.

John Wesley was a very ecumenical thinker holding together many views that apparently are opposed to each other. We should be proud of our founder.

The book “John Wesley, Natural Man, and the ‘Isms’” written by J. Robert (Bob) Ewbank, discusses all of these issues and more.

Written for the layperson as well as the scholar, there is a Study Guide in the back of the book to help individual or group study. The Guide has questions in the front, which are answered later in the Guide.

Bob has a B.A. from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas and an M.A. from Garrett-Evangelical. He is currently Lay Leader of St. Mark UMC, in Mobile, AL.

Bishop Rueben P. Job of the United Methodist Church has written some kind words on the back cover.

Sam Royappa District Superintendent of the Coulee District in Wisconsin has recommended this book to his clergy and laity.

Dennis Mohler, District Superintendent of the Foothills District in Ohio also comments on the book at

The book is found on the Newcastle Methodist Church site at

A review of the book has also been published in the October 15, 2009 copy of The Laity Link which is the newsletter of the Alabama-West Florida Conference Board of Laity. It is also been written up in “The Rainbow,” the magazine of Delta Tau Delta, The “Aware” magazine of Garrett-Evangelical and the Baker University magazine “Baker World.”

The book has been used by a local Sunday School in its entirety and quoted in others.

To find the book go on the internet to:
1. (Wipf and Stock)
2. The book is now available at Cokesbury, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, WJE at Yale (The Jonathan Edwards Center),,,, Booktopia,;,,,, Angus &,,,, Infibeam, and among others.


Paul Martin 05.01.10 at 4:12 pm

Bob, I can assure you that both Richard and Olive have heard of John Wesley.


J. Robert Ewbank 10.31.11 at 3:42 pm

Amen and Amen. A Methodist with a sense of humor. I love it. Have a great and blessed day. May God bless your ministry.


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