John Wesley, “No Half Christian”

John Wesley, “No Half Christian”

IN 1739 A THIN, FIVE FOOT TWO, thirty-six year old Anglican priest mounted a small eminence in a brickyard just outside the city of Bristol, England. At a time when less than 1% of English men had a college degree, he was an Oxford graduate, and he had been trained to...

Francis Asbury: American Saint (Book Review)

EVERY GENERATION PRODUCES a forgotten character that is foundational to the experience of later generations. Such was Francis Asbury (1744-1816). The great Methodist biographer, Abel Stephens, wrote, “No one man has done more for Christianity in the western...

The Real Saint Patrick

THE LEGEND OF SAINT PATRICK is just that––a legend. The name St. Patrick conjures up visions of elves, frisky leprechauns, banshees, three leaved clovers, and Guinness Beer. We start humming Celtic music, we remember the “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame, and...