Wesley Bros: And Are We Yet Alive?


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It’s a terrible pun, I know.  But you should totally be listening to Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” while reading it and pretend that the entire comic is painted in rainbows.

The “Second Rise of Methodism” began when John witnessed the peace of the German Moravians repeating the Psalms during a nasty storm on the boat to America.  John himself realized that he should not fear death, and went to the colonies with a renewed faith.

Editor’s Note… Charlie Baber originally drew this cartoon in April of 2013, long before the scandals regarding the British Methodist pastor Paul Flowers (aka the Crystal Methodist) ever hit the papers. We have chosen to run it to provide continuity with Mr. Baber’s series, and it had no way of anticipating the situation that is faced in the UK today. 

Charlie Baber

Rev. Charlie Baber is author and illustrator of the weekly web comic: Wesley Bros. When he isn’t finding new ways to mash-up church history with modern culture, he has actual responsibilities as a Deacon serving at Highland UMC in Raleigh, NC. Check out Charlie’s site at www.wesleybros.com.

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