Tools of the trade

Francis Asbury’s views on the material needs of itinerant clergy, quoted in John Wigger’s biography.

[T]he equipment of a Methodist minister consisted of a horse, saddle and bridle, one suit of clothes, a watch, a pocket Bible, and a hymn book. Anything else would be an encumbrance.


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  1. During my sabbatical in 2000-2001 I learned the merit of traveling light. Most of my possessions were locked up in a storage facility. Generally I packed too much stuff to cart around. I came to the conclusion that all I really needed was a change of clothes or two, my laptop and a credit card.

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