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Video of the day: Wesley on wealth

by Richard on October 13, 2013

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Wesley Day

by Richard on May 24, 2013

On this day, 1738, John Wesley wrote in his journal:
In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while the leader was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith [...]

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Apropos Richard’s post yesterday, here is a snippet of what John Wesley will have heard on that May day in Aldersgate Street when he felt his heart “strangely warmed”.
Faith, however, is a divine work in us. It changes us and makes us to be born anew of God (John 1); it kills the old [...]

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John Wesley’s ‘Aldersgate experience’

by Richard on May 24, 2010

On this day, 1738, John Wesley wrote in his journal:
In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while the leader was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith [...]

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John Wesley’s Catholic Spirit

by Richard on January 17, 2010

One of my favourite of John Wesley’s sermons — compulsory reading for Methodist preachers — is the one entitled “Catholic Spirit”. In the original 18th century language, there is no denying that Wesley can be heavy going though! Here’s my abridgement of that sermon, in what I hope is modern english.

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John Wesley’s “Catholic Spirit”

by Richard on November 11, 2009

One of my favourite of John Wesley’s sermons — compulsory reading for Methodist preachers — is the one entitled “Catholic Spirit”. In the original 18th century language, there is no denying that Wesley can be heavy going though! Here’s my abridgement of that sermon, in what I hope is modern english.

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on July 19, 2009

Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
‘Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.
Bold shall I stand in thy great day;
For who aught to my charge shall lay?
Fully absolved through these I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.
That holy, meek, unspotted Lamb,
Who from the Father’s [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on July 12, 2009

What shall we offer our good Lord,
Poor nothings! for his boundless grace?
Fain would we his great name record,
And worthily set forth his praise.
Great object of our growing love,
To whom our more than all we owe,
Open the fountain from above,
And let it our full souls o’erflow.
Open a door which earth and hell
May strive to shut, but [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on April 19, 2009

WHAT shall we offer our good Lord,
Poor nothings, for his boundless grace?
Fain would we his great name record,
And worthily set forth his praise.
Dear object of our growing love,
To whom our more than all we owe,
Open the fountain from above,
And let it our full soul o’erflow.
So shall our lives thy power proclaim,
Thy grace for every sinner [...]

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John Wesley Clayride

by Richard on February 4, 2009

Here’s a fun little look at Methodist history:

I got this via gavoweb on twitter, clearly proving that micro-blogging tool’s worth.
One thing puzzles me, though. You know how, when you watch a video on YouTube, you also get a list of related videos? Course you do. Well, how come this UMC animation is thought to be [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 25, 2009

WHAT shall we offer our good Lord,
Poor nothings, for his boundless grace?
Fain would we his great name record,
And worthily set forth his praise.
Dear object of our growing love,
To whom our more than all we owe,
Open the fountain from above,
And let it our full soul o’erflow.
So shall our lives thy power proclaim,
Thy grace for every sinner [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 18, 2009

Eternal Son, eternal Love,
Take to thyself thy mighty power;
Let all earth’s sons thy mercy prove;
Let all thy bleeding grace adore.
The triumphs of thy love display;
In every heart reign thou alone;
Till all thy foes confess thy sway,
And glory ends what grace begun.
Spirit of grace with health and power,
Fountain of light and love below,
Abroad thy healing influence [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 20, 2008

Eternal Son, eternal Love,
Take to thyself thy mighty power;
Let all earth’s sons thy mercy prove;
Let all thy saving grace adore.
The triumphs of thy love display;
In every heart reign thou alone;
Till all Thy foes confess thy sway,
And glory ends what grace began.
Spirit of grace, and health, and power,
Fountain of light and love below,
Abroad Thy healing influence [...]

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