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Along with the new "animated Wesley" videos from United Methodist Communications, the Wesley Bros playing cards offer a surprising tool for teaching Methodist history, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge

One of those who demonstrated for racial justice at the 1968 General Conference that created The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell now hopes to live long enough to see LGBTQ discrimination removed from the church. Read more

When is it OK to doubt, and could doubt be a part of faith after all? Charles Wesley and George Whitefield tackle the questions with help(?) from Charlie's cat, Grimalkin. Read more

Practicing Faith

Wesley Bros ponder what it means for Jesus's disciples to be "wise as serpents yet innocent as doves." Read more

Perspectives

John Wesley goes up against Saint Augustine in a battle over the doctrine of original sin. Read more

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Charles Wesley finds that sometimes a cat brings relief and contentment; sometimes it knocks your coffee to the floor, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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Does your religion numb you to the pain of the world, or does it energize you to get out into the world and truly love the people who Christ loves, asks Wesley Bros creator Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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Riding the crest of the "tidying" movement, the Wesley Bros take a look at which churches might need to ride themselves of to create joy. Read more

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Baptism not a spiritual magic trick, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. It is a real act of God’s grace, and a covenant to love one another as Christ loves us, so that the world might believe. Read more

Practicing Faith

No bunnies or chocolate here, but an animated Wesley Bros collaboration on a hymn celebrating the glory of Christ's Resurrection. Read more

Practicing Faith

Most triumphant, those Wyld Stallyns of Methodism use their iPhone time machine to go visit Jesus and learn stuff. Party on, dudes! Read more

Perspectives

Wesley Bros revisits as old comic that the Rev. Charlie Baber thinks speaks to the current state of United Methodism. Read more

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John Wesley's sermon "A Caution Against Bigotry" and Mark 9:38-39 should be required reading for all United Methodists during this time of turmoil, to be more Christlike in our interactions with one another, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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Like all of us, the Wesley Bros are struggling with how to work out their salvation through God's multi-faceted grace and means of grace this Lent. Read more

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We failed. All of us. And Lent is the time for us to acknowledge, once again, that God is God, and not us. Read more

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The truth is, we’ve come to a time in history when our church’s silence or ambivalence over LGBTQ issues causes more harm than good, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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Using Jesus' parable of the Lost Sheep, Rev. Charlie Baber of Wesley Bros suggests that the grassroots approach of the One Church Plan is likely the best way forward for the church regarding human sexuality. Read more

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Privilege is assuming that there is only one correct narrative of Christian history, and yet Christ is constantly showing up in non-privileged people to show God's grace, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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How does the Church reconcile "One God" with "God in Three Persons"? John Wesley didn't try; he just punted to Athanasius. Read more

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"Christian perfection" isn't a static state, but a continuous process in which humans gain more and more of the perspective on love as God, whose infinite nature we can never fully encompass, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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Our intrepid Wesley Bros crew encounters duplicates from another cartoon franchise on board their spaceship and they fear for their lives over differing perspectives. Read more

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During Advent, we must make a decision about the sort of people we will be.  If we are changed by the Christ-story, if we become characters in the nativity of Christ-born-in-our-hearts today, how must we live? Read more

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