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Francis Asbury

After Church of England priests left America because of the Revolutionary War, John Wesley sent Thomas Coke to the new country to ordain Francis Asbury and help found a church that could ordain clergy. Read more

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Francis Asbury

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Part 4 – Can Asbury Help with More Effective Communication?

In the conclusion of his four-series, Professor Kevin Watson examines how Francis Asbury put his gifts for organization and administration at the service of mission in the early Methodist Church. Read more

Sep 26, 2013 8:37 PM Kevin Watson

Francis Asbury

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Part 3 – Can Asbury Help with More Effective Communication?

In the third installment of his four-part series, Professor Kevin Watson looks at how Francis Asbury engaged with the popular culture of his day from a Christian perspective. Read more

Sep 26, 2013 8:32 PM Kevin Watson

Francis Asbury

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Can Francis Asbury Help You Be a More Effective Communicator?

Continuing with his review of John Wigger's new biography of Francis Asbury, Kevin Watson explores Asbury's example of being able to connect with "ordinary" people. Read more

Sep 18, 2013 7:48 AM Kevin Watson

Francis Asbury

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Can Francis Asbury Help You Be a More Effective Communicator?

America's first Methodist bishop, Francis Asbury, offers plenty of beneficial traits for today's preachers to emulate, writes Professor Kevin Watson. Read more

Sep 13, 2013 12:04 PM Kevin Watson