I opened my inbox and to my delight had a message “Yancey: Wesley’s England.” I almost deleted it before it sunk in. The email is the daily CHRISTIANITY TODAY email. Yancey talks about reading Wesley’s journal on a recent trip to England. He compares his relatively comfortable experience traveling though England to Wesley’s much different experience. He also mildly criticizes Wesley, writing in the margins of Wesley’s Journal, “Lighten up, John!” It is an interesting and thought provoking piece, that is worth taking three minutes to read.
For those of you who do read, what is your reaction to Yancey’s take on Wesley?