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Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood

Posted on : February 26, 2014

Emerging Adulthood as a Distinct Stage of Life Pastors, scholars, and educators have often viewed the years between age 18 and 30 as among the most formative period in the life course – a critical… Continue Reading

The Only Way

Posted on : February 24, 2014

The Five Practices, the Four Foci, Three Simple Rules – Methodists love numbering things. Of course, the people of God have a long history of makings lists: Ten Commandments, seven gifts of the Spirit, four… Continue Reading

A Theology of Grace

Posted on : February 19, 2014

I have argued that John Wesley could be said to have a “theology of love.” Wesley’s theology could with equal accuracy be called a “theology of grace.” Thomas A. Langford held that “the grace of… Continue Reading

Pay Attention to What (or Whom) You’re Following!

Posted on : February 17, 2014

A year ago, our grown kids in Virginia invited us to go with them and our two grandkids on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. Well, I’ve been to the Bahamas several times and I… Continue Reading

Building an Old Testament Library: Samuel — Job

Posted on : February 12, 2014

David T. Tsumura’s commentary on 1 Samuel (NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007) should be in every evangelical student’s library. Of particular note is his helpful introduction, setting out key issues in the study of Samuel… Continue Reading

God’s Mission and Scripture’s Story (3)

Posted on : February 10, 2014

In the first installment to this three-part series, I began to sketch the broad contours of God’s story in the Bible, focusing on Creation and Fall. In the second, I noted how, in the OT,… Continue Reading

Cultivating the Practice of Reading Scripture

Posted on : February 5, 2014

While teaching at a conference some years ago, I was startled when a participant announced that he could not imagine how any Republican could claim to take the Bible seriously. Not long afterward, I witnessed… Continue Reading

God’s Mission and Scripture’s Story (2)

Posted on : February 3, 2014

In the first installment to this three-part series, I began to sketch the broad contours of God’s story in the Bible, focusing on Creation and Fall, then anticipating God’s ongoing response to bring healing and… 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 …