WE ARE THEOLOGIANS OF ALL KINDS FROM THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

On the right you will find a brief introduction to our esteemed pastors, deacons and laypeople who serve God in various capabilities throughout the United Methodist Church in Northen Europe, consisting of the UMC in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

 

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER WESLEYAN WEBSITES

We will do our best to provide a list of relevant websites with information and inspiration on Wesleyan studies and resources available on Wesleyan theology.

Good News Magazine - according to themselves "the leading evangelical witness and ministry within the UMC"

Reconciling Ministries Network - according to themselves it "mobilizes [the] United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ's inclusive love"

The Connectional Table - a part of the UMC. Their mission is to "discern and articulate the vision for the Church, stewarding the mission, ministries and resources as determined by General conference and in consultation with the Council of Bishops"

United Methodist clergy on Facebook - a lively Facebook group that discusses Methodist theology and practice.

Wesleyan & Anglican society - another Facebook group for Wesleyan theology.

Taylor-Watson Burton-Edwards - leader of UMC Board of Discipleship on Facebook.

Methodist Collections - this website holds the world's largest collection of manuscripts relating to the founders of Methodism, as well as other prominent early influences to the Methodist movement

Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological studies - The Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies is an affiliate of the World Methodist Council. Its mission is to foster and support disciplined theological study among professional scholars and scholarly ministers and laypersons within the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions around the globe, with a goal of undergirding and enriching the ministry of these traditions in their global settings.

The Wesley Center online - The Wesley Center Online website is a collection of historical and scholarly resources about the Wesleyan Tradition.

Catalyst - Catalyst is an online newsletter for United Methodist seminarians, pastors, and other Christian leaders. Our interests are broadly focused on the classical Christian tradition as the context for thinking, serving, and living as Wesleyan-Methodist leaders.

Center for studies in the Wesleyan tradition - Developing and providing access to outstanding resarch resoureces for students and scholars of the broad Wesleyan tradition around the globe.

Seedbed - Seedbed is a gospel-farming community of like-hearted, like-minded men and women who stand in the stream of the great orthodox tradition of the faith once delivered to the saints. We are heirs of the Wesleyan/Arminian theological vision for mission, and we long to see this way of being and doing church thrive again in our day.

 

 

ANDREAS KJERNALD - EDITOR

Andreas Kjernald

  • Pastor in Metodistkirken på Mysen, Norway.
  • Born in 1974 and raised in Göteborg, Sweden.
  • Married to Laurie in 1997.
  • Lived 10 years in the USA where he worked as a firefighter (still active in the local fire department in Norway) 
  • Has two sons, Samuel and David.
  • Enjoys sailing, firefighting stuff, outdoor living, theology, philosophy, good books and friends.
  • Current unfortunate "Lord-deliver-me-but-not-yet" habit: Xbox 
  • Favorite theological topic: Entire Sanctification and Apologetics.

Email: andreas.kjernald@metodistkirken.no

OLE BIRCH - DENMARK

Ole Birch

(f. 1960) er præst ved Jerusalemskirken, København.

Medlem af centralkonferencens råd, af eksekutivkomitéen for Connectional Table og næstformand for Folkekirkens Nødhjælps Råd.

Email: ole.birch@mail.dk

 

 

DAG-MARTIN ØSTEVOLD - NORWAY

Dag-Martin Østevold

Email: dagmartin@centralkirken.no

GUNTA GRINA SOLOGUBA - LATVIA

Gunta Grina Sologuba

  • Gunta Grina-Sologuba, pastor in Methodist Church in Liepāja and Tāši, Latvia.
  • Born in 1986 and raised in Liepāja, Latvia.
  • Lived in Ireland where she worked as a waitress for 6 months, then entered the University of Latvia in Riga.
  • Married to Robert in 2011.
  • Has one son - Mark.
  • Enjoys outdoor activities with family, Cross Fit, sauna, good coffee and friends.
  • Current unfortunate "Lord-deliver-me-but-not-yet" habit: movie and TV show watching
  • Favourite theological topic: personal and social holiness, Trinity

Email: ggrinasologuba@gmail.com

AUDUN WESTAD - NORWAY

Audun Westad

 

  • Born in 1986 and raised in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • Married to Irene in 2008
  • Has two children, Åsmund and Olivie
  • Works at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  • Been leader of the youth board in both his Annual Conference and in his Central Conference
  • Is currently a member of the Commission on the General Conference
  • Enjoys football (the real thing, aka 'soccer'), reading books, listening to music, UMC-stuff and hanging out with friends and family
  • Topics you can choose to get him really interested in your conversation: Molde FK, Liverpool FC, Nintendo-stuff and UMC-related questions

 

 

A part of the United Methodist Church, Northern European conference


Editor

Andreas Kjernald, pastor, Norway

CROSSFIRE

One question, two theologians

In this section you will find two Wesleyan theologians doing theology around a certain topic but coming from different perspectives, trying to understand each other but also trying to show what Wesleyan theology actually claims to believe.

Coming soon!