By William M. Greathouse, H. Ray Dunning
This paintings takes the fundamental tenets of John Wesley and states them in additional modern phrases. a great source should you wish to comprehend the Wesleyan culture. Paper.
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In 1991, a few months after I arrived at the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower, we were shocked by the shameful behavior of Naval aviators attending a professional conference called Tailhook. This annual event had become known for sexual entertainment, which was bad enough. But as the problem unfolded, I was soon more amazed by reactions in official Washington than with what originally took place at Tailhook. Most politicians and members of the media were not particularly concerned about the rampant promiscuity, marital inﬁdelity, or failure of officers to set an example of virtue.
In place of Christianity, he saw that, a kind of hollow piety is again exercising its enticing charms, and every day it is becoming more fashionable to take a plunge into the warm stream of mysticism. 18 Thus Kuyper over a century ago warned there would be a major conﬂict dividing the culture, with the major contestants being “Christian faith . . ”19 Kuyper’s warning was general and did not especially address sexual morality. ” C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) Fifty years after Kuyper spoke at Princeton, C.
An Introduction to Wesleyan Theology by William M. Greathouse, H. Ray Dunning