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Theology and Classical Music: Partners in Evangelism

Posted on : June 25, 2018

In their introduction to a collection of essays, entitled Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation between Two Worlds (InterVarsity Press, 2017), W. David Taylor and Taylor Worley name forthrightly the antipathy between the modern… Continue Reading

The Lordless Powers and Baptismal Renunciations: A Reappraisal

Posted on : June 18, 2018

Some readers of my first essay on this topic found its terminology too academically oriented to speak to their experience of baptisms within the local congregation. Unfamiliar with Karl Barth and the liturgical history of… Continue Reading

Models for Christian Living: Lessons from Surfing and St. Paul

Posted on : June 11, 2018

What kind of person do I need to become to serve as a model of Christlike character for others? A Lesson from Surfing I took up surfing the year before I turned 40 years old.… Continue Reading

What Leads to Heartfelt Repentance?

Posted on : June 4, 2018

In a previous essay, I encouraged contemporary United Methodists to unashamedly use Wesley’s—and the Bible’s!—language of “heart religion.” There I showed how the current intellectual culture has started to appreciate in a fresh way the… 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 …