The True Meaning of Christmas, According to the Wesleys — David F. Watson

This year we will likely hear (or preach ourselves) sermons on the “true meaning of Christmas.” If contemporary Protestantism holds true to form, in many cases this will mean exhortations to be kind, give of ourselves, and do unto others as we would have them do unto us. From a Wesleyan perspective, however, such interpretations of […]

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Wesley’s Caution about the “Three Simple Rules” — David F. Watson

When properly interpreted, the General Rules of the United Societies provide helpful guidance for the Christian life. According to these rules, one should: Do no harm. Do good. Attend upon all the ordinances of God. The first two of these are fairly self-explanatory. By the last, Wesley meant: The public worship of God The ministry of the […]

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