Wesleyan Accent - Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys

Wesleyan Accent

Following Jesus in the Company of the Wesleys


Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ For She’s Hijabi Good Fellow

To be entirely sanctified, to be perfect (complete) in your intentions of love, always involves kind respect toward the individual. Wesley understood this: he took the poor seriously. He wrote health brochures to help improve their quality of living. He worried over the effects of alcoholism on poor families. He went out to the miners because the miners mattered to him. And when he finally found himself in the twilight of his life, he wrote his last known letter - about the pervasive evil of slavery. Friends, there is nothing Wesleyan about putting down the foreigner among us. The Old Testament has a great deal to say about how we treat the alien, the foreigner, the "other" who eats differently or dresses differently than we do.

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Tom Fuerst ~ The Curse of Wisdom

Wisdom is not just an intelligence bomb that God drops on us one day when we get our first gray hair. It’s not an intellectual realization that hits us one day simply because we’re aged. We’ve all known older folks who are foolish. No, wisdom has less to do with gray hair and more to do with the experience of suffering and making the choice during that suffering to continue to live in engagement with God

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Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ You Are Called to Boldness: Nowhere to Hide

Being with Jesus means that you cannot hide behind a certain comfortable ideological system. Being with Jesus means that you will believe certain things, live certain ways, to be sure. But to walk with Jesus is to confound those who attempt to pigeonhole you. You can't be owned, you can't be bought, you can't be predicted, because you will give away anything that detracts you from Christ and you will take on anything that Christ asks you to.

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Omar Rikabi ~ He Had a Name

The first name given in creation was Adam. It means humanity. The Scripture story tells us that God, through Jesus Christ, created all of humanity in his image and breathed into us the breath of life. I thought of Adam when I saw the first hashtag given to Aylan’s story: Humanity Washed Ashore.

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