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Millennials leaving church

Posted on : May 19, 2015
CNN: U.S. Christian population dropping...

12 Things that your Pastor Wishes You Knew

Posted on : May 13, 2015
Patheos: Frederick Schmidt offers a dozen things your pastor wishes you knew.

Wired to connect

Posted on : October 22, 2013
A scientist says our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food and water.

Done fixing the church

Posted on : October 15, 2013
A young pastor writes about learning to turn the future over to God.

Power and the church

Posted on : October 1, 2013
Andy Crouch reflects on how to recognize and use the gift that most eludes the church.

Ministering outside the pulpit

Posted on : May 21, 2013
The percentage of M.Div. graduates who plan to minister full-time in a church has been declining.

Seminaries and the Future

Posted on : April 9, 2013
Martin E. Marty tries to locate seminaries and graduate divinity schools in the public economy.

Struggling seminaries

Posted on : April 2, 2013
As Americans become less religious, seminaries face an uncertain future. Consider Luther Seminary.

Q&A with a divinity dean

Posted on : February 28, 2013
A Yale theologian, Emilie M. Townes, says Vanderbilt has a "progressive edge."

Trust in UMC

Posted on : February 20, 2013
UM News Service: Don't be surprised if you hear UMC leaders use the phrase "adaptive leadership" during the next four years.
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January 20, 2020

Semester break. Vacation. Sabbath. Retreat. Pilgrimage. Sabbatical.

The ideas and possibilities are tantalizing, aren’t they? If, in reading these words, you are the least like me in writing them, scenes of tranquility, ...

January 13, 2020

Meanness explains a lot and it is real. Meanness is behind terrorism, abuse, backstabbing, violence, and murder in the world, not to mention a host of wars and international problems. It ...

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December 4, 2019
AFTE is now accepting scholarship applications for 2020.  Applications and required supporting materials are due in the AFTE office no ...
September 20, 2019
The 2020 AFTE Christmas Conference will take place at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas on January 10-11, 2020. Please ...