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Technological Messiah? Revisiting the Promised Revolution

Posted on : May 19, 2014

There’s an eschatology of sorts in the hubbub — indeed, in the hubris — that attends so-called technological revolutions. Apocalyptic always makes epochs determined by “before” and “after,” whether it’s the apocalyptic imagination undergirding the… Continue Reading

The Ministry of Order

Posted on : May 12, 2014

An elder in The United Methodist Church is ordained to the “ministry of Word, Sacrament, Order, and Service.” Ordering the church for its mission and service is the third categorical duty of an elder. It… Continue Reading

Referring Jesus

Posted on : May 7, 2014

Your phone rings. It is the receptionist at the front desk. She says there is a lady there who is asking for food. You glance out your office window and observe an unfamiliar car parked… Continue Reading

Words Come to Life

Posted on : May 5, 2014

What follows is a devotion written for my congregation the week after Easter. With some adaption, I offer it to you as both academic year (in seminary) and appointment year (in the church) come to… 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 …