Derek Cooper

Rekindling His Relationship with the Moravians After struggling and failing as a missionary in the US, John Wesley returned to Britain, where he developed a reputation as a radical. It was also at this time that John was undergoing another theological development. This shift had been initiated three years prior in a conversation with the German […]

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Derek Cooper

He was returning home a failure. In less than three years of pioneer pastoring in Savannah, Georgia, the Anglican priest John Wesley had bitten off more ministry than he could chew.  Although he entered Savannah with illusions of grandeur, he left a wanted man—a priest who had barely dodged the ten indictments leveled against him […]

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Derek Cooper

A century before Methodism became the largest single denomination in the United States, it was a fresh expression on life support. This fresh expression’s survival was not endangered by the Church of England or any other mainstream Christian organization. Instead, it was threatened by the relational immaturities, social slip-ups, and untested idealism of its holier-than-thou […]

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