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John Wesley on Prayer for the Dead

Wesley taught the propriety of Praying for the Dead, practised it himself, and provided Forms that others might. These forms, for daily use, he put forth, not tentatively or apologetically, but as considering such prayer a settled matter of Christian practice, with all whp believe that the Faithful, living and dead, are one Body in Christ, in equal need and like expectation of those blessings which they will together enjoy, when both see Him in His Kingdom. 776 more words

Prayer For The Dead

James Corden speaks about his loss of faith

James Corden has become quite a hit Stateside with his hosting of the Late Late Show and unforgettable turns in the car with Carpool Karaoke. 172 more words

Who Comes to the Table?

After high school, as my own faith grew into something I claimed rather than simply inherited, I increasingly embraced Methodism’s world view.

My adult faith began to take form one Sunday morning in the late 1980s when I went to Catholic mass with a friend from my Lutheran college and her dad. 460 more words



“It’s not fair! said Obama, in an e-mail burst.

“Go get your own terrorists! I founded it first!”

Hil replied, “On your list of epic fails! 196 more words

Social Commentary

Article II-The Son-His Incarnation

Continuing on the series of the Free Methodist Church’s Articles of Religion (see here and here for an explanation of the series and format):


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1882 Marriage Certificate for William Trewin and Elizabeth Sargent

My great-grandfather William Trewin’s first marriage (1868) ended tragically on December 7, 1879, when his wife Edith H. Fry died in childbirth. He remarried and his two sons Bert and Clarence became the beloved sons of my great-grandmother Elizabeth Sargent. 198 more words

Elizabeth, Union Co.


by Glenda B. Gutierrez

Justine D. Laquindanum, 17, comes from a broken family. Her parents separated when she was in Grade 5. Her father, Nicolas, a carpenter, settled with another woman with whom he had other children. 436 more words