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A Christmas Devotional

Posted on : December 23, 2013

As a pastor, I take special delight in the fact that a lot of the passion for the poor and disenfranchised that Pope Francis has, seems to come from his life as a priest. There… Continue Reading

The Light of Faith

Posted on : December 16, 2013

The pope matters. For many years I have been persuaded that Christians of all denominations should pay attention to the teachings of the bishop of Rome. After all, if one is going to be a… Continue Reading

What’s Missing in Our Catechesis?

Posted on : December 9, 2013

Having introduced the general topic of the “lost art of catechesis,” I want now to explore some aspects of what is missing in the catechesis of our congregations. Recently, Christian Smith at Notre Dame and… Continue Reading

A Theology of Love

Posted on : December 4, 2013

“To be Wesleyan,” wrote Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, “is to be committed to a theology of love” (A Theology of Love [Beacon Hill, 1972], 101] Although John Wesley does not deviate from the Protestant reformers in… Continue Reading

Initiating New Christians into a Missional Church

Posted on : December 2, 2013

One of the great challenges we face today in the process of evangelism is to initiate persons into a faith anchored in God’s missional church. This is a difficult task because North American ecclesiology has… Continue Reading

Initiating New Christians into a Missional Church

Posted on : December 2, 2013

One of the great challenges we face today in the process of evangelism is to initiate persons into a faith anchored in God’s missional church. This is a difficult task because North American ecclesiology has… 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 …