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Holy Spirit and Other Spirits

Posted on : March 26, 2014

This is an interim report on the state of the theology of the Holy Spirit in a contemporary pluralistic world. First Words: In Search of a New Paradigm I am approaching the task of attempting… Continue Reading

Holy Spirit and Other Spirits

Posted on : March 26, 2014

This is an interim report on the state of the theology of the Holy Spirit in a contemporary pluralistic world. First Words: In Search of a New Paradigm I am approaching the task of attempting… Continue Reading

A Theology of Faith

Posted on : March 19, 2014

John Wesley has a theology of faith only because, at a deeper level, he has a theology of grace. The reason for this is the effect of sin. Due to sin, our hearts and lives… Continue Reading

Pastoral Ministry through the Seasons

Posted on : March 17, 2014

I sit on Ash Wednesday, a smear of ashes on my forehead, typing in a coffee shop. Lent has begun, and I feel unprepared. There are several good reasons for this – but the specifics… Continue Reading

Building an Old Testament Library: Psalms — Daniel

Posted on : March 12, 2014

The size and richness of the book of Psalms means that good one-volume commentaries are few and far between. My choice of a one-volume commentary would be that of James Mays in the Interpretation series… Continue Reading

Of Calendars and Clocks

Posted on : March 10, 2014

Your dog doesn’t wear a watch and your cat doesn’t keep a calendar. Sure, they have a pretty clear idea about when it’s time for supper. But they don’t structure and arrange time in ways… Continue Reading

Beneath the Plan, beyond the Call: The Practice of Discernment and the Mission of God

Posted on : March 5, 2014

Some Christians follow the Plan. We learn that we can lead. We have a desire to help people. So we become pastors and develop five-year plans based on reasonable options and clear procedures. Congregations follow… Continue Reading

Resources for the Renewal of Catechesis

Posted on : March 3, 2014

In my last essay, I laid out the following agenda as the goal of my future essays: The renewal of the art of catechesis in our time requires a rediscovery and retrieval of the resources… 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 …