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New hope for Christian ashrams movement

The term “Christian ashram” sounds arrestingly odd, if not downright implausible, along the lines of “Buddhist revival” or “Muslim camp meeting.” But Christian ashrams have been around since 1930, when E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973), the great Methodist missionary, preacher and author, adapted a spiritual renewal practice he encountered in India. At their height, when Jones […]

Generation Wesley – John Wesley Fellows keep founder’s flame alive

John Wesley is long gone, but a fellowship program bearing his name is going strong and helping to keep his approach to theology alive. Since 1977, the John Wesley Fellowship Program has provided grants each year to about 20 United Methodist seminary students as they pursue doctoral degrees. As part of the Fellowship, the students […]