There is a phrase in Wesleyan theology that holds the key to understanding most everything about present salvation. The phrase is “holiness of heart and life.” This is one of those terms that seems simple at first glance and yet is packed with meaning on multiple levels.

It’s also a term worth exploring, and I want to explore it here. But first a little detour about theological language in general… Click here to continue reading


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Andrew C. Thompson joined the writing team of WA upon its launch in the fall of 2013. For the full catalog of his articles on the WA site, click here.