the wesley project
The Wesley Project was the first in an ongoing practice of reclaiming older texts for new audiences. On the album you'll hear some of the voices of those communities bringing these songs back into their life together. Particularly the Wednesday Night Chapel community at Albion College among others. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Charles' birth in 2006, this album also recognizes a resurgence of Wesleyan theology in general.
Musical influences for The Wesley Project come from numerous communities also reclaiming older texts by setting them to new locally crafted tunes. Redmountain Music in Alabama, and the Indellible Grace collective in Tennessee are just two examples of communities living out this commitment to new expressions of faith built on the rich heritage of hymns in our past.