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Living into Identity, Living out Discipleship

Posted on : October 29, 2018

It’s not a task many of us relish, but gathering the required documentation to secure a valid, government-approved photo identity card or driver’s license is an inevitable chore of contemporary life. As a new transplant… Continue Reading

What Does God Have to Do with Tragedy?

Posted on : October 22, 2018

One of the most common reasons that people refuse to be a part of Christianity, or decide to leave it, is the reality of tragedy. Specifically, what dispirits them is the thought that whatever happens… Continue Reading

Being “Laid Aside” by God?

Posted on : October 15, 2018

In his Covenant Prayer, John Wesley writes, “Let me be employed by thee or laid aside by thee.” What does it mean to be “laid aside” by God? I have an elderly friend who has… Continue Reading

Hebrew Words – Theological Insight

Posted on : October 10, 2018

Many of us, and most people in our churches, encounter the Bible only in English translation. I remember well when working on the Common English Bible the many questions I received, like this one: “But… Continue Reading

Hebrew Words – Theological Insight

Posted on : October 10, 2018

Many of us, and most people in our churches, encounter the Bible only in English translation. I remember well when working on the Common English Bible the many questions I received, like this one: “But… Continue Reading

Faith-sharing as a Way of Life

Posted on : October 8, 2018

The word “relational” gets thrown around a great deal when discussing evangelism. Just what that means deserves a closer examination. Allow me to illustrate one way I have in mind. I had many questions about… Continue Reading

Faith-sharing as a Way of Life

Posted on : October 8, 2018

The word “relational” gets thrown around a great deal when discussing evangelism. Just what that means deserves a closer examination. Allow me to illustrate one way I have in mind. I had many questions about… Continue Reading

Accompanying a Friend through Trauma: Searching for Answers to a Mysterious Affliction

Posted on : October 3, 2018

A dear friend of mine, a capable, compassionate and responsible professional woman, thought she was going crazy after 9/11. She was not in New York on that dreadful day, nor in Washington D. C. Yet,… Continue Reading

Accompanying a Friend through Trauma: Searching for Answers to a Mysterious Affliction

Posted on : October 3, 2018

A dear friend of mine, a capable, compassionate and responsible professional woman, thought she was going crazy after 9/11. She was not in New York on that dreadful day, nor in Washington D. C. Yet,… Continue Reading

Uncovering Original Sin and Church Corruption

Posted on : October 1, 2018

If the devil was given free reign on earth to do as much damage as possible to the unfolding of divine purposes, where would he begin? What more effective places to press his diabolical schemes… 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 …