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Missional Discipleship in the Wesleyan Spirit

Posted on : March 30, 2016

There have been a number of unfolding and overlapping shifts in Western missiological thinking in recent years. First, the dominant understanding of mission as sending people overseas to pre-Christian cultures has been overshadowed by the… Continue Reading

Improving Our Marks in the Apocalypse (2)

Posted on : March 28, 2016

Focal Activity: Destruction → Conquer Just as we tend to have a strange attraction to evil, we are also enamored with violence and destruction. Michael Bay makes a lot of money because we love to… Continue Reading

To Love What God Loves: Understanding the Cosmic Scope of Redemption

Posted on : March 23, 2016

The most well-known, and perhaps well-loved, verse in the Bible is John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish… Continue Reading

To Love What God Loves: Understanding the Cosmic Scope of Redemption

Posted on : March 23, 2016

The most well-known, and perhaps well-loved, verse in the Bible is John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish… Continue Reading

Improving Our Marks in the Apocalypse (Part 1)

Posted on : March 21, 2016

If I had to give the church a grade on its interpretation of the Revelation, I would give it a “D.” The reason for this grade is not just that the church has struggled to… Continue Reading

Improving Our Marks in the Apocalypse (Part 1)

Posted on : March 21, 2016

If I had to give the church a grade on its interpretation of the Revelation, I would give it a “D.” The reason for this grade is not just that the church has struggled to… Continue Reading

The Consolations of Friendship

Posted on : March 16, 2016

“I suppose,” she began again, stoking the fire, “the reason I care so much about my friends is because I don’t have a great relationship with my family.” We were sitting in a house with… Continue Reading

Telling Stories

Posted on : March 14, 2016

I’m convinced that a major reason the American church faces decline is because, in many places, the stories of God’s steadfast love for humanity are no longer being told or explained. Study after study has… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Philippians – Philemon

Posted on : March 9, 2016

Although older, two of the most valuable commentaries on Philippians are Gordon Fee (New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT]; Eerdmans, 1995) and Markus Bockmuehl (Black’s New Testament Commentary; Hendrickson, 1998). Both are balanced… Continue Reading

Criticisms of the Perfectly Simple Triune God

Posted on : March 7, 2016

Having set forth a defense of the traditional teaching in the previous installments (1, 2, 3), let me now examine the reasons it has been rejected, admitting that reducing their criticisms to a single sentence… Continue Reading

Joining Together the Awakened

Posted on : March 2, 2016

Evangelism in America has long been focused on eliciting an individual decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The decision one makes determines whether one’s sins are forgiven, and thereby one’s eternal destiny.… 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 …

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“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 …