Monday, September 9, 2013
Apostle's of North American Christianity
The more I reflect on their lives the more I become convinced that one cannot understand the Christianization of North America without reflecting on the apostolic force of early Methodism. Each man, in his distinct vocational role, learned to indigenize the gospel for those who remained outside of Christian faith and community.
If you wish to learn more about this era I recommend two chapters of Mark Noll's America's God (chs. 15-16). If that whets your appetitie then turn to John Wigger's American Saint: Francis Asbury and the Methodists.
Their exemplary lives merit further reflection as we find ourselves in an America that needs re-Christianization.