WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THAT A NATIONAL TRAGEDY WAS SOMEHOW GOD’S PUNISHMENT
If a parishioner says it:
If another pastor says it:
John Wesley (and I) get you ready for Election Day
My latest article at Ministry Matters puts this quote by John Wesley in a 21st-century-USA context:
I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them, 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy: 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against: And, 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.
Click here to read the whole thing (and to find out who won the 1774 British Parliamentary elections to which Wesley was referring).
MAINLINE DENOMINATION STEREOTYPES: UNITED METHODISTS
During Wesley hymns: