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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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Charles Wesley is animated about his Advent anthem, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus." 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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In a new job on a university campus, Charlie Baber ponders the Advent connections between America's racism and John Wesley's campaign to abolish slavery. Read more

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The Wesley Bros are adamant that Advent isn't Christmas, and they have the Spotify playlist to prove it! Read more

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Harking back a few years, the Wesley Bros look at the idea that all Christians are ministers with varying roles and responsibilities. Read more

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John Wesley's failed romance with Sophy Hopkey in Georgia was personally heartbreaking but still provided valuable experience to refine his method of group accountability. Read more

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The Wesley family's experiences with a poltergeist at Epworth Rectory convinced son Jackie (John) that a spiritual world existed. Read more

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Still in Georgia, John Wesley's romance with Sophy Hopkey ends badly when he refuses her communion after he broke off their relationship and she married another man. Read more

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Continuing his "Grease" interpretation of John Wesley's Georgia courtship of Sophy Hopkey, Rev. Charlie Baber encourages finding a trusted friend to confide in it seems that boundaries are being wrongly crossed. Read more

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Like the plot of the classic coming-of-age movie "Grease," John Wesley struggles with his "sexy feels" for Sophy Hopkey, while his brother Charles gets an angelic vision. Read more

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John Wesley's "romance" with Sophy Hopkey in Georgia points toward Wesley's eventual theology of "Christian perfection," which he saw as holiness, the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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The Wesley Bros hark back to Methodism's earliest beginnings with The Holy Club's mission to Georgia. Read more

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With its giddy anticipation and wrenching despair, the Wesleys' missionary journey to Georgia offers parallels to the hazards of today's ordained ministry, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more

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What gives you real assurance of your standing as a child of God? The Wesley Bros confront this question in the context of their mortality. Read more

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The Wesley Bros head out on a mission to Georgia, while the Rev. Charlie Baber encourages those who would go on short-term missions to reflect on what would truly help those in need. Read more

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Charlie Baber's popular "Wesley Bros" cartoon characters take center stage in a new series of church history videos produced by United Methodist Communications. Read more

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