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John Wesley Fellow serving as SMU Perkins School of Theology Dean

Craig C. Hill is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, moving from Duke Divinity School in July 2016, where he was Professor of Theological Pedagogy and the founding director of two degree programs.

Ben Witherington

A New Testament scholar influencing the culture

Witherington, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary who has written more than 40 books, conducts seminars to combat Biblical illiteracy and is interviewed frequently on radio and TV.

Steve Moore

Serving and changing the world as a foundation CEO

The CEO and executive director of the Murdock Trust has turned to other John Wesley Fellows about how to apply Wesleyan distinctives in the 21st-century context.

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1Working toward “perfection” in the UMC

The Duke Divinity School professor integrates teaching with broader service to the church, perhaps most notably in his efforts to bring theological training to rural Methodist pastors in Latin America.

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A Wesley scholar serving as bishop

Jones discerned that he could be of most service to denominational renewal as a theologian. He served as a professor at Perkins until 2004, when he was elected bishop.

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August 3, 2020

Reading fiction and poetry for fun is one of the most important things a theologian can do. It expands our worlds and our imaginations, which can lead to deep and creative ...

July 27, 2020

I was deeply convicted about my provincial ways of reading scripture recently by a work of fiction—William Styron’s 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Confessions of Nat Turner (Random House, 1967). Nat ...

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May 15, 2020
The 2020 AFTE Christmas Conference will take place at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas December 10-12, 2020. Please pencil in this date on your calendar to attend and fill out/return the registration form to the AFTE Coordinator ...
May 15, 2020
A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to five doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows program is designed to promote the renewal of theological education by supporting promising scholars in the Wesleyan tradition who are committed to ...