A Wesleyan Way is a community of Jesus-followers intent on seeking authentic paths for the Wesleyan/Methodist movement in all of its forms. We seek to offer an interesting, holistic, and transformative conversation about what it means to be disciples of Jesus in the way of the Wesleys today. We do this through blogs, podcasts, and other forms of media.
In his book The Challenge of Jesus, N.T. Wright reflects:
“I have known economics faculties and history faculties and others too, where half the professors are Marxists and half are not, or where half are committed postmodernists and half are not. Where should the Christian be in such a case? You may well believe that the gospel commits us to one side of the debate, though these things are rarely that easy. But my suggestion is that you see it as a call to be in prayer where your discipline [or, your church] is in pain…And out of that prayer discover the ways of being peacemakers, of taking the risk of hearing both sides, of running the risk of being shot at from both sides. Are you or are you not a follower of the crucified Messiah?”
We see it as a worthy and necessary task to prayerfully run the risk of “hearing both sides.” Our vision is thus to represent, resource, and give voice to Wesleyan Christians at a crucial time in the life of the church. The source of our unity and our hope is not in a particular party or sect, but solely in Jesus’ name. We are excited for you to join this journey as we seek a viable Wesleyan Way and we welcome your prayers, thoughts, and contributions.
The Rev. Drew McIntyre is an Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference and serves in Greensboro, NC at Grace United Methodist Church. Born and raised in the Tar Heel state, he was educated at High Point University and Duke Divinity School. Drew enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with their pets, reading, and watching movies. He is avid fan of mixed martial arts and Duke basketball, and also blogs at DrewBMcIntyre.com. Follow him on twitter @drewbmcintyre.
The Rev. Evan W. Rohrs-Dodge is an Elder in the Greater New Jersey Conference. He was born and raised in a small coastal town in northeastern Maine, and received his BA degree at the University of Maine at Machias and his MDiv degree at Drew Theological School. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary. He currently serves the Belvidere United Methodist Church in Belvidere, NJ. He is married to Amanda, also a United Methodist pastor, and father of twin girls, Amelia and Auden. He blogs at revev.info. Follow him on twitter @therevdodger.
The Rev. Stephen Fife is an Elder in the Louisiana Conference. He received his M.Div at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He currently serves at First United Methodist Church in Columbia, Louisiana. Stephen is married and has three beautiful daughters. He enjoys reading, daily prayer, liturgy, and spiritual formation. Currently, Stephen is studying Counseling and is pursuing intersections between Spiritual Direction and Mindfulness Based Counseling. He also blogs at leadmindfully.org and you can follow him on twitter @methodistmonk.