John Wesley encouraged diligence through his own life example and in his teaching, most notably demonstrated through the Wesleyan connectional system. This lecture will examine Wesley’s approach, briefly examine how the Methodist movement abandoned accountability at great cost, and provide some contemporary examples that demonstrate how his approach can be usefully reapplied.
- John Wesley: All except ‘Present Scarcity’ available at: http://wesley.nnu.edu/john-wesley/the-sermons-of-john-wesley-1872-edition/the-sermons-of-john-wesley-theological-topic/
o Sermon 87 - The Danger Of Riches 1 Tim 6:9
o Sermon 112 - The Rich Man And Lazarus Luke 16:31
o Sermon 50 - The Use Of Money Luke 16:9
o Sermon 51 - The Good Steward Luke 21:2
o Sermon 108 - On Riches Matt 19:24
- John Wesley, 1773. Thoughts on the Current Scarcity of Provisions. London: R. Hawes. In the University of Florida digital collection: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00000048/00001/11j.
- Asbury Theological Seminary; Office of Faith, Work, and Economics. 2015. Robert Danielson, ed. The Social Entrepreneur: the Business of Changing the World. Wilmore: Seedbed.