Thursday, August 20, 2015

20 August 15

My horse-and-rider tie honors the 270th birthday of Francis Asbury, the first bishop in the (American) Methodist Episcopal Church. His long travels in the colonies, states and pioneer territories led to his nickname as the "Bishop on Horseback." He lived from 1745 to 1816.

1 comment:

Al DeFilippo said...

Thank you for the post. For more on Francis Asbury. I would like to invite you to the website for the book series, The Asbury Triptych Series. The trilogy based on the life of Francis Asbury opens with the book, Black Country. The opening novel in this three-book series details the amazing movement of John Wesley and George Whitefield in England and Ireland. The book richly brings to life the life-changing effects on a Great Britain steeped in addiction to gin and illiteracy. Black Country also details the Wesleyan movement's effect on the future leader of Christianity in the American colonies, Francis Asbury. The website for the book series is Again, thank you, for the post.