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John Wesley on the Natural (Fallen) State of Humanity


I am currently writing on Wesley’s doctrine of humanity. His theology is firmly grounded in a traditional understanding of original sin, and his words concerning the natural state of humanity (apart from Christ) ring as true today as they did in the 18th century. Sermon #44, ‘Original Sin’ The Scripture avers that ‘by one man’s […]

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Abandonment Issues: Did God the Father Really Forsake Jesus on the Cross?


Today is the Friday before Easter. Known as Good Friday across the world, it is the day on which Jesus of Nazareth was crucified on a cross by Roman centurions and died an agonizing death for the sake of the world. For Christians, it is a time of great mourning, because this day reminds us that […]

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Review of Ian J. Maddock, Men of One Book


The academic journal Reviews in Religion and Theology has just published my book review of Ian J. Maddock’s Men of One Book: A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitfield online and in print (Volume 20, Issue 4). If you have any interest in Wesley, Whitefield, Wesleyan theology, or preaching, I recommend this book. If […]

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