Catalyst

Reading Scripture with the Early Church

Posted on : February 25, 2015

I begin by asking a specific question: Is it genuinely possible for people living at the beginning of the third millennium to comprehend meaningfully the world of the ancient church and its leaders, the church… Continue Reading

The Promises of God

Posted on : February 23, 2015

Like many then and now, John Wesley was convinced that the world was not the way it was intended to be, and more particularly our lives are not as they were meant to be. The… Continue Reading

Why Wesley, and Not Calvin

Posted on : February 18, 2015

Although John Calvin is often cited as one of the most prominent theologians of Protestant Christianity, I argue that John Wesley represents a better spokesperson for how Protestant Christians live in practice. Calvin’s theology profoundly… Continue Reading

Resources on Science and Christian Faith

Posted on : February 11, 2015

Although science and technology are pervasive in our society, they are challenging topics to address well in a local church. Here are some places where a pastor or seminary student can get started, both online… Continue Reading

The Best Advice

Posted on : February 9, 2015

Occasionally, someone asks the question: “What is the best advice you’ve received?” I’m not sure if I could narrow it down to just one thing, but here are some wise words for pastoral ministry, from… Continue Reading

Christian Witness in Trying Times

Posted on : February 4, 2015

One of the most important ways Christians can witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially in these contentious times, is by showing how to have an argument “Christianly.” In these times, The United Methodist… Continue Reading

Downton Abbey, John Wesley, and Disruptive Grace

Posted on : February 2, 2015

I made the claim this past Sunday, an outlandish one I might add, and would like your opinion, too. I stated in my sermon that Eph 2:8-9 (“For it is by grace you have been… 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 …