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Finding Space for Faith and Science

Posted on : October 28, 2013

David Kinnaman, a best-selling author and president of the Barna Group, addresses the factors that contribute to teens and twenty-somethings leaving the church in his recent book, You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving… Continue Reading

Calvin versus Wesley?

Posted on : October 23, 2013

Don Thorsen is a Wesleyan, and there’s never any doubt about where his allegiances lie in his new book, Calvin vs. Wesley: Bringing Belief in Line with Practice (Nashville: Abingdon, 2013). From the first page… Continue Reading

The Lost Art of Catechesis

Posted on : October 21, 2013

The most pressing topic for me today is what J.I. Packer has recently called “the lost art of catechesis.” How is it, I have come to ask myself, that so many churches do not know… Continue Reading

Toward a Renewed Idea of a University Divinity School

Posted on : October 14, 2013

For the past three years I have had the opportunity of leading teams of theological educators to Central America as part of a program for training Methodist pastors for the countries of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala,… Continue Reading

A House of Prayer for All Nations: Four Hallmarks of Contemplative Ecclesiology

Posted on : October 7, 2013

We were sitting at the kitchen table, drinking a cup of coffee as we had done so many times. Our conversation was unhurried, punctuated by stretches of easy silence. We had been talking about the… Continue Reading

Grants for Doctoral Studies

Posted on : October 1, 2013

Interested in doctoral work? You may want to apply to A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) for financial assistance. Since 1977, each spring AFTE has awarded up to five new John Wesley Fellowships to United… Continue Reading
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January 23, 2023

“An abba said, ‘The prophets wrote books, then came our fathers, who put them into practice. Those who came after them learnt them by heart. Then came the present generation, who …

January 23, 2023

“An abba said, ‘The prophets wrote books, then came our fathers, who put them into practice. Those who came after them learnt them by heart. Then came the present generation, who …

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December 16, 2022

AFTE is now accepting scholarship applications for 2023. Applications and required supporting materials are due in the AFTE office no …

July 1, 2022

A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to six doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows …