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Original Sin: Humanity’s Misery

Posted on : November 30, 2015

Richard Niebuhr famously remarked that “the doctrine of original sin is the only empirically verifiable doctrine of the Christian faith” (Man’s Nature and His Communities: Essays on the Dynamics and Enigmas of Man’s Personal and… Continue Reading

The Impossibility of Obedience

Posted on : November 9, 2015

Over the course of the last few semesters, I’ve been engaged in teaching a set of classes that focus on Christian practices — those practices that we engage for the purpose of being formed into… Continue Reading

Proclaiming the Love of God

Posted on : November 4, 2015

The term “evangelism” did not come into common use until the nineteenth century. But while Wesley and his Methodists did not use the term, they certainly practiced evangelism. This comes as no surprise to those… Continue Reading

What Is God?

Posted on : November 2, 2015

Question: What is God? Answer: God is the perfectly, simple, Triune God. This question and answer seem inappropriate. We cannot know God’s “whatness,” so why inquire after it? To answer it would be to “Master… 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 …