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Shapers of Early Methodism: Mary Bosanquet Fletcher

Posted on : September 26, 2018

Last year I wrote about three significant colleagues of John Wesley who had a major impact on early Methodism: Charles Wesley, William Grimshaw, and John Fletcher. To that list also belongs Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, who… Continue Reading

“Vocation” and the Core of the Gospel

Posted on : September 24, 2018

The most common misunderstanding about Christianity is to think that it is all about “being good.” According to this view, Christianity is seen as exclusively about will power and doing good things. In fact, however,… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Matthew — Acts

Posted on : September 19, 2018

One of the key responsibilities of every Christian generation is to work with the Scriptures exegetically and theologically. A number of fine commentaries are available to assist this task. During the 2018–19 academic year, Catalyst… Continue Reading

Theo-Podcasts

Posted on : September 17, 2018

There are thousands of podcasts available on just about every conceivable topic from cooking, finance, entertainment, news, and politics, to “Couples Therapy,” “Serial Klllers,” “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” and “Drinkin’ Bros.” You can… Continue Reading

Holy Trinity: Holy People: The Theology of Christian Perfecting

Posted on : September 12, 2018

Any notion of Christian perfection is quickly dismissed by most Protestants. The Wesleys are held in great regard, but heads shake over their teaching on what is usually referred to as “sinless perfection.” That is… Continue Reading

Practice Resurrection

Posted on : September 10, 2018

“The glory of God is a human being fully alive,” Irenaeus writes. “Practice resurrection” is Wendell Berry’s line. They’re basically the same thing, and it’s something the ancients emphasize when they talk about salvation. Ask… Continue Reading

The Holy Spirit and Reading Scripture

Posted on : September 5, 2018

Because not all seminarians have undergraduate degrees in biblical interpretation, I normally start my hermeneutics courses with the basics of literary context and cultural-historical context (my specialty) before turning to specific genres and other more… 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 …