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Critical Shifts for Embracing God’s 21st Century Mission (Part 2)

Posted on : December 28, 2015

In part one of my series on Critical Shifts for Embracing God’s 21st Century Mission, we discussed the need for moving From Preaching to the Choir to Communicating with Cultural Clarity. In this new installment,… Continue Reading

Knowing the Word of the Lord and Knowing It

Posted on : December 21, 2015

What student at seminary has not heard the old joke about attending “cemetery,” the place where faith goes to die? Academic study of the Bible often has been connected to a dry, dead faith. But… Continue Reading

What about Paul? Original Sin and Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Posted on : December 19, 2015

Are we sinners because we sin, or do we sin because we are sinners? This question, torn from the pages of many an ordination exam, sharply focuses the debate around original sin. A Jewish text… Continue Reading

A Modest Proposal for Missional Evangelists in North America and throughout the World

Posted on : December 14, 2015

Let me acknowledge from the onset that I am writing with a focus on The United Methodist Church today in North America. United Methodists in Africa and Asia, in my opinion, have much to teach… Continue Reading

The Musicality of Wesleyan Catechesis

Posted on : December 7, 2015

My last essay on “The Musicality of Catechesis” led me to further reflections on how crucial the recognition of musicality is to teaching the faith. It brought me all the way back to my first… 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 …