In today’s episode, the Rev. Matthew Johnson and I talk about his interest and passion for the transformational message of Christian holiness. Matthew shares his own life experience as well as draws from mentors and his extensive research into contemporary and historical writings on entire sanctification. We also talk about his newsletter “A Guide to Holiness” that shares testimonies of God’s work of sanctifying grace.
How to connect with Matthew Johnson
scripturalholiness.com (sign up for newsletter there; content coming by end of year)
@revmhj on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
Here are the books Matthew mentions in answer to questions:
Amy Caswell Bratton - Witnesses of Perfect Love: Narratives of Christian Perfection in Early Methodism https://amzn.to/3hZz68s
Chris Bounds Unholiness: Overcoming the Forces That Attack Your Soul https://amzn.to/3bjJAwC
Kevin Watson Old or New School Methodism?: The Fragmentation of a Theological Tradition https://amzn.to/31SHr8g
These are Matthew's recommendations:
Samuel Logan Brengle - Helps to Holiness. http://wesleyanbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WB&Product_Code=0388&Category_Code=
Dennis Kinlaw - Prayer: Bearing the World as Jesus Did. https://amzn.to/3lITjRU
Preaching in the Spirit https://amzn.to/3hO0iGZ
Robert Coleman - Nothing to Do But Save Souls. https://amzn.to/2QLuPcA
Mildred Bangs Wynkoop - A Theology of Love: The Dynamic of Wesleyanism (2nd ed) https://amzn.to/3jG3wN8
Matthew Johnson is one of the associate pastors at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers, AR.
He has served as an United Methodist pastor for sixteen years. He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003, was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2007, and has served his current church since July 2018. He also received from Asbury Theological Seminary the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017. His project was on Reintroducing the Doctrine and Experience of Christian Perfection to United Methodists.
He’s been married since 2001 and he and his wife have one incredibly awesome daughter.
When he’s not reading, researching, or writing, he’s running, biking, or hanging with his family.
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