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Beauty and Danger in Our Prayer Lives

Posted on : June 26, 2017

One of God’s amazing creations, foxglove, contains the potential for great healing as well the potential for sickness and death. Despite its great beauty, the plant is quite toxic. Yet the right amount of the… Continue Reading

A Story of Two Healings: The Lame Man (John 5) and the Blind Man (John 9)

Posted on : June 19, 2017

Jesus is in the business of healing people. Jesus wants to mend bodies, hearts, minds, relationships, and families. When Jesus heals, he plans for people to go in for the full treatment. The healings of… Continue Reading

Sabbath and Work: Conversations with Scripture

Posted on : June 12, 2017

A couple of years ago, my then 16-year-old daughter asked me, “Dad, why do you work so much?” She asked this innocently. She had observed how fatigued I was driving home from work and asked… Continue Reading

Holy Living Holy Dying Redux

Posted on : June 5, 2017

In the documentary for PBS’s Frontline, Atul Gawande — the author of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End — reveals two troubling facts about medicine in twenty-first-century America: how hard it is… 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 …