A friend of mine just asked me a question about John Wesley. An encounter with Aldersgate Road in Springfield, MO, prompted he and his wife to seek some information on John Wesley. Their notes showed that Wesley’s conviction of faith was a result of his study of Luther.
The question asked is “why didn’t he pursue Luther further and possibly become a Lutheran?”
I responded in part by noting that Wesley was already an Anglican priest and so transferring may not have been 1) possible, 2) desirable, or 3) acceptable. I also made the conjecture that there may have been other aspects of Luther that kept Wesley in the Anglican church.
So I know turn to the Methoblog and wonder what you all think?
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Peace to all and have a pleasant and safe Labor Day while you ponder this question.