Monday, September 27, 2004

I MET HOWARD SNYDER TODAY. The man who just walked in the Bob Evans restaurant where the weekly 6:30 am Monday morning group I meet with gathers is Howard Snyder, one at our table says. Howard A. Snyder: author of The Radical Wesley, The Problem of Wine Skins, and numerous articles that have influenced me as a Wesleyan urban minister. Howard A. Snyder: the Free Methodist scholar who is completing a new authoritative work on the life and impact of B. T. Roberts (founder of Free Methodism). Here is this larger than life scholar at my local Bob Evans, looking rather unassuming and eating pancakes. As I am introduced to him, Snyder's first words to me are, "I've been praying for you."

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